Subject: Re: FASTTRAK100 woes (Was: 3ware escalade install problem)
To: David Laight <>
From: Lucio De Re <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 05/21/2003 10:47:45
On Wed, May 21, 2003 at 09:40:39AM +0100, David Laight wrote:
> Was that ever possible?
> The netboot stuff that is (currently) lurking in CVS is bootprom code.
> (if a little larger than most of the proms).
Yep.  But somehow installboot could use the (pre)binary to generate
boot information that would work off a floppy.  I used it exclusively
until I needed the PCI stuff for the newer 3Com adapters.

Of late I can produce a .sym file, but /usr/mdec/installboot (the
older variety) barfs on processing it.  I think ELF has a lot to
account for.

Note that in the old world, where my memory is unfortunately vague,
I had to produce an EPROM image and then I would 'make netboot.sym'
and it would produce a seemingly different module that installboot
understood properly.  I never figured that bit out.

I think the first .sym was different, got converted to EPROM format
and deleted and second time 'round the "right" .sym was produced.