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  Thread: iPXE boot 3Com PCMCIA card
Post: RE: iPXE boot 3Com PCMCIA card

Whoah, NiKiZe, thanks for the ultra quick answer. I`ve tried around a bit, but asking myself how to find out about the PCI ID. So far I have tried lspci with linux. But even in verbose mode, I am uns...
His_Cifnes General 2 7,323 2019-04-13, 11:01
  Thread: iPXE boot 3Com PCMCIA card
Post: iPXE boot 3Com PCMCIA card

Hello again, dear forum! : ) I`ve got two Panasonic Toughbooks CF-M34 mark 1, as out company would have thrown them away elsewise. Since they are in perfect state still, I decided to dispose them my...
His_Cifnes General 2 7,323 2019-04-11, 21:19
  Thread: 486er hangs on boot with iPXE floppy
Post: test finished.

NiKiZe, I did memtest the machine with memtest+ 2.0 Newer versions of memtest+ made the machine crash immediately when booted. The old version though ran through nicely 3 times in a row without an er...
His_Cifnes General 16 27,977 2018-01-09, 22:36
  Thread: 486er hangs on boot with iPXE floppy
Post: RE: 486er hangs on boot with iPXE floppy

I will memtest the machine with the current version of memtest86+ - Let's hope it's not the RAM... :o
His_Cifnes General 16 27,977 2018-01-04, 11:10
  Thread: 486er hangs on boot with iPXE floppy
Post: What if...

Mhmhm.. is it possible that 24 MB of RAM is not enough to run iPXe?
His_Cifnes General 16 27,977 2018-01-04, 00:23
  Thread: 486er hangs on boot with iPXE floppy
Post: RE: 486er hangs on boot with iPXE floppy

Yup, absolutely sure. Yes, exactly that one. I've got the terminal open, still. Copied and pasted here: Code: ipxe/src $ make bin/ipxe.dsk   [... lots of stuff successfully compiling ....
His_Cifnes General 16 27,977 2017-12-28, 23:41
  Thread: 486er hangs on boot with iPXE floppy
Post: RE: 486er hangs on boot with iPXE floppy

Getting interesting. First of all, I swapped the RTL8139 NIC with an Intel Pro1000 Desktop Adapter PCI, but usual problem... hangs up with the prebuilt floppy image. --> So, not the card's fault a...
His_Cifnes General 16 27,977 2017-12-28, 19:27
  Thread: 486er hangs on boot with iPXE floppy
Post: RE: 486er hangs on boot with iPXE floppy

Oho! Didn't know! I'll try this out tomorrow. Lending an old PCI card from @work.. ; ) Remembering correctly, there should be an Intel Pro1000 card also.. Thanks for the input! : ) - I'll let you kno...
His_Cifnes General 16 27,977 2017-12-28, 01:09
  Thread: 486er hangs on boot with iPXE floppy
Post: RE: 486er hangs on boot with iPXE floppy

MultimediaMan, NIC is a RTL8139 PCI. This is quite a common card. Should be supported :o
His_Cifnes General 16 27,977 2017-12-28, 00:13
  Thread: 486er hangs on boot with iPXE floppy
Post: RE: 486er hangs on boot with iPXE floppy

Sorry, I might have not been precise enough. --> Yes I DO have a floppy with iPXE, that boots on any machine BUT that 486er. --> the floppy hangs up the 486er after that "Loading ROM image.......
His_Cifnes General 16 27,977 2017-12-27, 22:58
  Thread: Various iPXE servers on net
Post: RE: Various iPXE servers on net

Hi fchpriani! Development wise this would be possible, but then you'd need something centrally organised.. like somebody hosting this stuff, which.. in many cases might most likely create copyright i...
His_Cifnes General 2 6,682 2017-12-27, 22:40
  Thread: 486er hangs on boot with iPXE floppy
Post: TO: NiKiZe | TOPIC: 486er hangs on boot with iPXE ...

NiKiZe, thanks for your quick reply. Unfortunately I cannot boot from anything but drive A: or C: as the BIOS does not allow anything but that, and I do not have any IO-cards which could change this. ...
His_Cifnes General 16 27,977 2017-12-27, 22:27
Heart Thread: 486er hangs on boot with iPXE floppy
Post: 486er hangs on boot with iPXE floppy

Dear community, I have restored my 486 DX2-66 MHz machine utilising 24 MB of RAM to work perfectly fine again, like back then. Now I've came to the idea, why not use it's capabilities to forensicall...
His_Cifnes General 16 27,977 2017-12-27, 03:23