[Cu-wireless] PrismII/Linksys WPC11 on Soekris Net4521

stephane at shimaore.net stephane at shimaore.net
Sun Oct 6 10:35:52 CDT 2002

Hi Dave,

> My Soekris will not boot reliably from flash. Others describe the same
> problem. Sounds like it is a bug in the BIOS or in the flash card.

First thing I did when I got mine was upgrade the BIOS. :)

> Stephane, which flash card do you use? What comBIOS version is on your
> net4521?

comBIOS ver. 1.10  20020603  Copyright (C) 2000-2002 Soekris Engineering.

Must be http://www.soekris.com/Software/bios_110.bin

Also, here are my boot parameters (the ones in the comBIOS monitor); I
think they are the defaults except for the ConSpeed, but just in case.

> show

ConSpeed = 9600
ConLock = Enabled
BIOSentry = Enabled
PCIROMS = Enabled
PXEBoot = Enabled
FLASH = Primary
BootDelay = 5
BootPartition = Disabled
ShowPCI = Enabled

> I am also curious what identification string your kernel prints for
> your flash card. Mine is identified as TOSHIBA THNCF064MBA, but it is
> branded Kingston Technologies.

Same here. That's exactly the same as mine. comBIOS prints out:

Primary   Master TOSHIBA THNCF064MBA                     62 Mbyte

and the kernel prints out:

Uniform Multi-Platform E-IDE driver Revision: 6.31
ide: Assuming 33MHz system bus speed for PIO modes; override with idebus=xx
ide0 at 0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6 on irq 14
hda: 125184 sectors (64 MB) w/2KiB Cache, CHS=978/4/32


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