[syslinux] Updating BIOS with pxe syslinux memdisk & DOS problems
alex.ninaber at clustervision.com
Fri Sep 12 10:16:47 PDT 2003
So far it doesn't work on the Supermicro X5DPR-G2 and Rioworks HDAMA, both
> -----Original Message-----
> From: H. Peter Anvin [mailto:hpa at zytor.com]
> Sent: vrijdag 12 september 2003 19:11
> To: Alex Ninaber
> Cc: syslinux at zytor.com
> Subject: Re: [syslinux] Updating BIOS with pxe syslinux memdisk & DOS
> Alex Ninaber wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > We are hoping to update our BIOSes remotely with pxelinux and memdisk
> (it is
> > for a 600 node Beowulf cluster with no floppy access). The DOS floppy
> > and starts, however somehow the flash utility 'phlash.exe' or
> > are both unable to load the provided rom image and just stop doing
> > It looks like it can't access the rom image somehow, which is strange as
> > does acknowledge the fact it can find the image on the drive. Apparently
> > some people have got this working with some motherboards (with I assume
> > different flash utilities).
> > So the question is: Is this a problem with phlash.exe that is trying to
> > from a floppy that isn't there or is it a problem with memdisk?
> > If we can get this working it would be pretty good; far better than
> > around with usb sticks or usb floppies.
> I don't know. I have had this problem reported with memdisk and phlash*
> before; it seems to only happen on some platforms which is why I have
> not been able to reproduce it.
> My guess is that phlash does something weird, but it could also be a
> memdisk bug.
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