[K12OSN] Network boot crashes computer

R. Scott Belford scott at hosef.org
Sat Feb 7 22:27:34 UTC 2009


If you can boot them to memtest, try that, too.  I have had the
inexplicable and perplexing pxe-reboot-loop from machines with bad


On Sat, Feb 7, 2009 at 10:54 AM, Barry R Cisna <brcisna at eazylivin.net> wrote:
> Joseph,
> Make sure these machines are flashed with the latest bios. Boot one up
> there. The bios version you should be seeing is,BIOS R01A2 .
> I remember reading moons ago were these had probs with the 'factory
> bios' with irq sharing or something.
> Once you have bios updated. go into bios and change back and forth-
> there is an option INT18 & INT19 with the pxe boot part. The intel
> integrated nic should boot no prob.Make sure at the first part of pxe
> boot you are seeing intel pxe2.0 or 2.1 . If you are not seeing this
> version number the machine will not boot.
> Are you using the universal boot floppy to boot these machines by
> chance? This should work as well.
> If for some reason you still can not get these to boot,don't waist a
> bunch of time and frustration. Go to geeks.com and buy you some realtek
> 8139 pci nics for $2.50 a piece to get up and going . These nics will
> work in any machine known to man.
> Let us know how you come out on this.
> Take Care,
> Barry Cisna
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