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O/S Deployment Thread, PXE Boot Issue in Technical; I've tried in different locations; still no luck. There seems to be no BIOS upgrades available for these machines, even ...
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    I've tried in different locations; still no luck.
    There seems to be no BIOS upgrades available for these machines, even on the official website!

    Yes, a switch firmware upgrade won't be possible.

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    Have you tried pausing the PXE process just when it starts to try to find a DHCP, leave it about 10 seconds then unpause. Has worked for me in the past.

    Chilbs

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    Quote Originally Posted by GRitchie View Post
    I've tried in different locations; still no luck.
    There seems to be no BIOS upgrades available for these machines, even on the official website!

    Yes, a switch firmware upgrade won't be possible.
    try plugging in the crummiest 8/4 port switch you have in as well so wall socket to 8 port to pc sometimes a poor switch helps because it cant even try to do anything clever

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    Are these machines Clevo A9100's ?.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by daveyboy View Post
    Are these machines Clevo A9100's ?.......
    No, they're ERGO AS 1's.

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    If they are are, then........

    CLEVO - Download

    Model A9100/A9105 - you'll find all the manuals there too. If you want a service manual - PM me.

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    Try this in your WDS Server Properties

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    Quote Originally Posted by daveyboy View Post
    If they are are, then........

    CLEVO - Download

    Model A9100/A9105 - you'll find all the manuals there too. If you want a service manual - PM me.
    Only just got these messages, sorry, yes they are those AS1's!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CBlunt View Post
    Try this in your WDS Server Properties

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    Yes - the settings are like that already!

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    We have exactly the same issue here (using SLES / OES 11 / ZenWorks 11 PXE boot) and this is the only type of PC that does it.
    We are just starting to look at why and what we can do to fix it. We have about 150 Clevo L390T's (Previous model) that are rock solid !

    We have also found it is the only type that drops the network connection (randomly) when imaging. We have Dlink switches, which we are looking at, we are also looking into changing the NIC settings (within windows / on our imaging OS). Like you, we cant seem to find an updated BIOS - so we'll just carry on until we find a fix or they run EOF.

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    I had one PC like this in my school. Asus motherboard with an Attansic/Atheros on board NIC. Thing flat out refused to PXE boot, despite going through all the right motions. No updated BIOS on Asus' site, and I couldn't find much info on the NIC itself. An interesting thing I noticed is that neither the port on the HP 2610 switch or on the NIC lit up until Windows was almost fully loaded. Every other NIC or PC I used on that port worked fine.

    If you remember Winmodems, it seemed like something similar to me - hardware doesn't initialise properly until it's in Windows. In the end I found an Intel NIC laying around which I put into the machine. What do you know, booted first time, every time.

    Out of curiosity, what is the brand of NIC labelled when it's running in Windows? Realtek, Broadcom, Intel, Atheros?

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