Etherboot in the BIOS?

ron minnich rminnich at
Sat Aug 16 23:07:00 CEST 2003

On Sat, 16 Aug 2003, Jeff Noxon wrote:

> I still don't have my Tyan board working properly, but I can tell you
> this -- my fallback image doesn't have any payload at all.  I thought
> it just ran the payload from the other image.  (Which puzzled me.)

the fallback must have a payload. Fallback and normal are two totally 
independent things.

> I was just burning the linuxbios.rom into top 64KB of flash.

oh, gosh, are you using v1 or v2?

> objcopy -O binary linuxbios linuxbios.strip
> export size=`ls -l linuxbios.strip | (read p c u g size r ; echo $size)` ; \
> echo $size ; \
> dd if=linuxbios.strip of=linuxbios.rom bs=1 seek=`expr 65536 - $size`
> 65536
> 65536+0 records in
> 65536+0 records out
> dd conv=sync bs=0 if=/usr/src/linuxbios/3c90x.elf of=payload.block
> dd: invalid number `0'
> make: *** [payload.block] Error 1

sorry for this, I am going off the air soon but I think Andrew Ip or the 
other EIPA guys on this list might be able to help.

I will send you my config under seperate cover.


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