Etherboot/LinuxBios on Supermicro P4DPE
SAtherton at HPTI.com
Thu Apr 10 03:00:01 CEST 2003
I'm trying to get etherboot and linuxbios running on a supermicro p4dpe.
The config file I'm using is below. It builds okay, and I get a
romimage of around 460k (not sure why it isn't 524288), but when I burn
it (using flash_and_burn), it doesn't seem to work. I get no output on
the serial port. Note that I have BOOT_IDE set to 1 because at this
point I would be happy just to see it boot anything, and I have linux on
the ide hard disk. Does BOOT_IDE do what I think it does, or is that
for something else? Is there something wrong with my config file, or
should I use some other flash program for this board? I tried the one
from supermicro, and doesn't seem to like my romimage file, it exits
with "cannot close filehandle".
Also, a few other questions...
Does linuxbios cause a beep or do anything so that when the machine is
powered on I would have some clue that it is working?
Since I'm using the etherboot elf image as a payload, the linux and
commandline directives in the config file do nothing, right?
What does USE_FALLBACK_IMAGE do exactly?
LinuxBios Config file:
commandline root=/dev/hda2 console=ttyS0,9600 single
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