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Re: [K12OSN] Need Help Compiling Etherboot Roms



You need the 4 floppy disk set to get into the bios.

--- Bert Rolston <bert rolston clear net nz> wrote:
> Hi Chris,
> 
> Sorry I didn't reply to this sooner.
> 
> I did some checking on the Compaq website, but
> couldn't find any more
> relevant information.
> 
> Have you tried the F10 Setup & Diagnostics disk set,
> or does this
> machine have a BIOS that is accessible without these
> disks?
> 
> Cheers,
> Bert
> 
> On Tue, 2003-06-03 at 13:15, Chris Thomas wrote:
> > 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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