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Re: grub is stuck with an on-board eepro100

From: Yedidyah Bar-David
Subject: Re: grub is stuck with an on-board eepro100
Date: Tue, 5 Feb 2002 21:59:33 +0200

On Wed, Feb 06, 2002 at 02:50:44AM +0900, Yoshinori K. Okuji wrote:
> At Tue, 5 Feb 2002 09:36:39 +0200,
> Yedidyah Bar-David wrote:
> > Of course it's desirable, but is it possible? I don't really know grub,
> > but isn't the fact that it's written in C, in 32bit, means it would be
> > difficult to call 16 bit APIs? I downloaded the PXE specs, and looked
> > at the pxelinux source (all asm), and don't really know what to do.
> > E.g., how do I write an function in asm that is callable from C?
> Please take a look at stage2/asm.S, for example. GRUB can switch
> between real mode and protected mode. Also, note that PXE has an
> interface for protected mode as well.

I will look at that.

> > I tried Etherboot-5.0.5, and the sympthoms are mostly the same.
> > What else should I try?
> Would you like to report the problem to the Etherboot people? Because
> Etherboot is the upstream project of the network drivers, it is
> preferable to fix the problem in Etherboot and propagate the change to
> GRUB afterwards. Furthermore, they are probably better at debugging
> network drivers than us.

I will.

> Thanks,
> Okuji


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