[syslinux] Problems with eepro100 or BroadCom NetXtreme and s yslinux 2.04

Michael Bendzick michaelb at logicpd.com
Tue Jul 1 09:45:19 PDT 2003

This sounds kind of like what happened with me for earlier attempts at using
syslinux.  Skip using HPA's tools entirely and dd if=vmlinuz of=/dev/fd0
bs=1440k count=1 and make sure that the kernel runs from a floppy disk.
There'll be no file system or anything, but you'll make sure that your
kernel isn't faulty.  If it doesn't execute, then you can avoid the
syslinux/pxelinux variable.

-Michael Bendzick
michael.b at logicpd.com

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-----Original Message-----
From: Holger Baust [mailto:holger.baust at freenet-ag.de]
Sent: Tuesday, July 01, 2003 11:38 AM
To: H. Peter Anvin
Cc: Holger Baust; syslinux at zytor.com
Subject: Re: [syslinux] Problems with eepro100 or BroadCom NetXtreme and
syslinux 2.04

Hi there...
On Tue, Jul 01, 2003 at 08:26:19AM -0700, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
> Holger Baust wrote:
> >>
> >>Have you tried 2.05-pre1?
> >
> >Yap.. With 2.05-pre1 Compaq's DL360G1 (Intel eepro100), DL360G2
> >(Broadcom NetXtreme) and FSC RX300 (Broadcom NetXtreme BCM5704) does not
> >boot. It Loads the kernel from TFTP but it could not decrompress or
> >start it.
> >
> >I just tested 2.05-pre2 and it works at least on the FSC RX300.
> >It's able to boot the Kernel as it should do it.
> >
> OK, shame on me for not saying this sooner...
> Please give me *ALL* messages printed by the failing load.
There are no messages which got printed out except the dots for loading
the Kernelimage.

Something like that between the lines of "-":
Loading linux ..........................................

Tomorrow I will check it again and send better infos.
At home I have not such a system and I have no access to the RSB-Board
of the RX300 from home.

Is there something like a verbose mode in pxelinux?


       Holger Baust

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