PXE boot / BTX Halted
jason at infinitebubble.com
Thu Dec 30 00:29:08 PST 2004
Jason Taylor wrote:
> I'm trying to set up a few diskless workstations using some old
> hardware. I've tried four different boxes for clients ranging from a
> P-133 to a P-200. I did use the same Realtek 8139 based NIC in all 4
> boxes, but I don't think that's the problem. They all get to the point
> where they grab pxeboot via tftp and then a message
> I'm using the instructions from
> http://www.onlamp.com/pub/a/bsd/2004/09/09/diskless_server.html and
> All pointers, hints, RTFMs, etc. will be greatly appreciated.
An update with with info I hope is more useful.
I found an eepro100 card and updated the "Intel Boot Agent" to version
4.1.16. Using this card gets me a little further. Taking out the 4th
stuff per the ONLamp instructions, yields a dump and BTX Halted right after:
pxe_open: gateway ip: 192.168.1.254
/boot/kernel/kernel text=0x5021c8 data=0x7cc10+0x4fe30
Leaving it in, it happens right after the Beastie menu timer finishes
counting down. In both cases I get the exact same (register?) values.
And here they are:
int=00000006 err=00000000 efl=00010002 eip=c0650b2f
eax=00000000 ebx=c0a9a006 ecx=00000005 edx=c0a9a009
esi=c0a9a000 edi=00000005 ebp=c0c21bd0 esp=c0c21bd0
cs=0008 ds=0010 es=0010 fs=0010 qs=0010 ss=0010
es:eip=0f 44 d0 89 d0 5d c3 8d-76 00 8d bc 22 00 00 00
00 55 89 e5 83 ec 08 8b-45 08 8b 50 04 89 54 24
ss:esp=f0 1b c2 c0 db 05 65 c0-00 a0 a9 c0 00 a0 a9 c0
05 00 00 00 a3 5d 8e c0-00 e0 c1 00 00 00 00 00
I tried a 2nd box with the same card and got the same results.
What am I doing wrong? Are there any BIOS settings I should be
checking? Is my equipment simply too antiquated or not supported? Are
there any other debugging steps I can take?
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