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The netboot image for debian is already around. You need
as opposed to the pxelinux.bin that's already around. You need to make a link in pxelinux.cfg to an appropriate pxelinux configuration file, namely the one for serial. To the end of the 'install' image you want to add:
(we did this, so it's probably already there.)
Minicom should be set for 9600 baud, 8 databits, no parity, 1 stop bit, no flow control. Turn hardware flow control off in minicom. The UNIX device for talking to the console is almost certainly /dev/ttyS0.
configure the Soekris net4801 BIOS
Look at the banner from when the net4801 boots. Get the BIOS version and check it against the Soekris web site.
Hit C-p as it is booting to get to a BIOS prompt.
Issue these commands at the BIOS prompt, filling in today's date and the current time.
The only reliable way to obtain the MAC address of 'Eth 0', without having an operating system already loaded, is to watch the diagnostic output of
The "Kingston Elite Pro" CF card is reported by the 4801 as
Pri Sla SAMSUNG CF/ATA LBA Xlt 1012-32-63
The SimpleTech CF card is
Pri Mas Hitachi XX.V.126.96.36.199 LBA 993-16-63
The Kingston has an extremely different geometry when connected to my laptop through an IOMEGA USB media adapter. Nor can I adjust the reported geometry in fdisk. So you can't use it to hold bootable images.