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Re: [K12OSN] Need Help Compiling Etherboot Roms



Hey Bert, here is the serial # of one of the systems:

5618 HHM4 0176


--- Bert Rolston <bert rolston clear net nz> wrote:
> Hi Chris,
> 
> Bert here.
> 
> Could you give me the serial number for one of the
> machines?
> 
> It should look something like 1234 ABC5 6789.
> 
> I'll do some research and get back to you. 
> 
> I think you will need to download the Compaq 'F10
> Setup and Diagnostics'
> for those machines. With this you can disable the
> SCSI controller, and
> possibly the NIC, if necessary.
> 
> I suspect the NIC will be ISA or perhaps EISA. This
> means you have to
> change some parameters in your etherboot image. This
> is done at the
> Rom-O-Matic website.
> 
> Cheers,
> Bert
> 
> 
> On Mon, 2003-06-02 at 05:28, Chris Thomas wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > 
> > I have a problem. In the computer lab I help
> > administer, we recieved a bunch of old Compaq
> Deskpro
> > XL (486-66 with scsi and on board ethernet, and
> > sound). It would be really nice to get these
> systems
> > running since our shcool has no money for computer
> > projects. Here is my problem:
> > 
> > I have about 20 Compaq Deskpro XL 5133s that work
> with
> > etherboot. They have a PCnet LANCE PCI Ethernet
> > Controller. These controllers have a PCI ID of
> > 0x1022,0x2000, that is on the PCI card list on
> > etherboot
> >
> (http://www.rom-o-matic.com/5.0.10/src-5.0.10/NIC).
> > The Compaq Deskpro XL 466 does not work with
> etherboot
> > because it uses the PCnet Ethernet & SCSI Ctrlr
> which
> > has a PCI ID of 0x1022,0x2040. This id is not on
> the
> > etherboot NIC list. 
> > 
> > My solution was to download etherboot and add the
> > PCnet Ethernet & SCSI Ctrlr to the NIC list and
> > compile the driver. I've downloaded etherboot and
> > added a line in the NIC file so etherboot can
> reconise
> > the Deskpro XL 466's ethernet controler. Then I
> > compiled etherboot. The compile went ok but when I
> > tried to run etheboot on the Deskpro XL 466, it
> > wouldn't run. I think im compilining the etherboot
> > wrong and need some help.
> > 
> > Can someone with experiance compiling etherboot
> roms
> > help me? Thanks in advance.
> > 
> > 
> > Chris
> > 
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