PXE boot R900 via 10Gb Intel NIC?
poweredge at antibozo.net
Sat Jan 23 16:47:28 CST 2010
On 2010-01-23 20:26, Tim Small wrote:
> Jefferson Ogata wrote:
>> Maybe there's some way to do it with ethtool -E, but I don't have any
>> way to find out what it is.
> The Intel datasheet? May not help, tho, I suppose.
Thanks for the suggestion. I found the datasheet for the 82598EB
The PXE configuration words on my controller are all 0xff, which is
invalid according to the datasheet (though much other stuff has
appropriate values). So all I can figure is that the Intel boot code
hasn't been programmed into the NIC.
The datasheet also mentions control-S as the startup menu trigger, and I
tried hitting that during POST but no dice.
>> Any other ideas?
> Unload the linux driver, and use a recent qemu/kvm to passthrough the
> PCI device, and then boot the DOS floppy image within qemu/kvm?
Oof. Might work, but may be hard to get there from a live CD boot.
Dell, this is lame. Very lame.
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