[syslinux] pxelinux in Asus P55T2P4

David Ehrmann exobyte at bigvalley.net
Thu Jul 10 10:39:32 PDT 2003

This probobly won't help all that much, but generally, crc is used to verify
integrity.  An error may mean there is a problem in the transfer or the


> Hi,
> as a new user to pxelinux I'm having trouble booting an Asus P55T2P4
> from an Intel Etherexpress Pro card with PXE bootrom.
> I'm using pxelinux 2.04 (tried 2.05pre2 as well) with a Redhat 8.0
> kernel (2.4.18) and ramdisk image (for pure testing purposes).
> The Mainboard I use is a P55T2P4, Rev. 2, newest Bios 0207, 80MB Ram,
> PCI VGA card and the EEPro.
> dhcp,tftp work fine, pxelinux loads the kernel and the ramdisk image,
> but decompression of the kernel crashes the system:
> ------------------------------
> Loading vmlinuz
> Loading initrd.img
> Ready.
> Uncompressing Linux...
> crc error
> -- System halted
> ------------------------------
> I ran memory and cache tests to verify the hardware but could not find
> any problems.
> Using the same network card in a different system (Pentium 2) works
> fine, the kernel loads, decompresses and boots the ramdisk.
> Is there anything else I can try (except for dumping the old Pentium 1
> system)?
> Regards,
> Andreas
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