[K12OSN] Network boot crashes computer

Barry R Cisna brcisna at eazylivin.net
Sat Feb 7 20:54:40 UTC 2009


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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