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SubjectRe: 2.6 vs 2.4: pxe booting system won't restart
On Wed, 10 Nov 2004 18:37:31 +0000, Alan Cox <> wrote:
> On Mer, 2004-11-10 at 18:36, Brian Jackson wrote:
> > I'm having a problem with 2.6 (many versions), and my Via Epia M10000
> > not rebooting correctly. 2.4 works fine. The problem is after the
> > computer restarts, and the pxe stuff from the bios tries to do it's
> > thing, it fails. I get the following error:
> > PXE_M0F: Exiting Intel PXE ROM.
> >
> > Then the bios tries to fallback to other means of booting, and there
> > are none. Anybody got any clues where to start looking for fixes?
> Remove the kernel code that powers down the ethernet chip. If that works

Yay, looks like this bit near line 1950 of via-rhine.c:
/* Hit power state D3 (sleep) */
writeb(readb(ioaddr + StickyHW) | 0x03, ioaddr + StickyHW);

I removed that, and it works like a charm now. Thank you very much.

> then poke VIA.

Poke them to fix the driver or to fix the bios?

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