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hardwareissues [2010/03/29 10:33]
drv additional 3c90x notes from 'brap' at #etherboot
hardwareissues [2010/11/13 14:14] (current)
tal.aloni fixed typo
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 ==== How to Fix ==== ==== How to Fix ====
  
-3com deliver a firmware upgrade ​and can be downloaded ​[[ftp://​ftp.3com.com/​pub/​nic/​3c90x/​util430.exe|here]]. +3com deliver a firmware upgrade ​which used to live [[ftp://​ftp.3com.com/​pub/​nic/​3c90x/​util430.exe|here]]; however the upgrade is apparently no longer available direct from 3Com but copies can still be found on [[http://​www.filewatcher.com/​m/​util430.exe.1945735.0.0.html|other sites]]. This file has to be decompressed and run in a real dos mode.
-This file have to be decompressed and run in a real dos mode.+
  
 Then run //​mbaflash.exe//​ Then run //​mbaflash.exe//​
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 After installing Microsoft iSCSI Boot initiator and executing sanbootconf (and thus making sure the NVENETFD service is started at boot) booting the image over iSCSI will result in BSOD (0x0000007b). This happens even though the NVENETFD service is loaded during boot. After installing Microsoft iSCSI Boot initiator and executing sanbootconf (and thus making sure the NVENETFD service is started at boot) booting the image over iSCSI will result in BSOD (0x0000007b). This happens even though the NVENETFD service is loaded during boot.
  
-This is tested on Windows XP x64.+This was tested on Windows XP x64.
  
 ==== Symptoms (AOE) ==== ==== Symptoms (AOE) ====
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 iSCSI support, for example, is a good candidate for disabling, as it uses a lot of space. iSCSI support, for example, is a good candidate for disabling, as it uses a lot of space.
  
 +===== Realtek RTL8111D =====
 +
 +==== Symptoms ====
 +gpxe undionly driver v1.0.1 hangs when "​initialising devices..."​ (although the chipset declares Intel UNDI v2.1 capability upon boot).
 +
 +==== How to Fix =====
 +  * Buy another NIC. Really. I tried two and both did never work reliably (link problems -- either no link detected or DHCP answers missed -- could be a firmware issue, but how do I fix the firmware when I need to boot with that NIC??).
 +  * The undionly solution seems to be broken with that chipset. Use r8169 driver instead.
 +
 +===== Broadcom NetXtreme II BCM 57711 (10 Gbit) =====
 +
 +Network card in HP Proliant BL460c G6.
 +
 +==== Symptoms ====
 +
 +gPXE with undionly.**kk**pxe driver fails to access network.
 +
 +==== How to Fix =====
 +
 +Use undionly.**k**pxe instead. Please note that undionly.kpxe does not support cached DHCP settings, i e "set use-cached 1" will not work.

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