Subject: Netbooting using a 3C509B-TPO ethernet adapter
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Lucio De Re <email@example.com>
Date: 10/03/2001 06:03:24
I think this is the right mailing list...
I get "3c509: eeprom failed to come ready." from "netboot".
Netboot itself I built by editing in the 3C509 interface in the
Makefile in /sys/arch/i386/stand/netboot. I used
(Something small slips if I leave out the first step, I'll look
deeper into it and send-PR it later - also, the 32768 ROM size
limit is too small for netboot.rom, I just increased it to 65536
as I wasn't going to use it.)
It strikes me that these 3Com adapters are abnormal, since the Plan
9 bootstrap also chokes on them.
However, the install kernel for 1.5.2 seems to have a 3Com device
driver that at least identifies the adapter correctly. Perhaps
the responsible parties can guide me to update the standalone driver
to match. I would really appreciate that help right now.
Many thanks. Lucio.