Initial workarounds
 
Order drivers in a sensible order
Problem: most drivers are Intel gigabit
Workaround:
  • Register each chipset as a different type
  • Try to order LOM chipsets first
  • use plan9.ini to disambiguate
Workaround ineffective:
  • Circular problem
  • To load plan9.ini Ethernets must be ordered
  • To order Ethernets, we need plan9.ini
  • Curious workarounds: extra cable runs just for booting
Some machines still won't boot
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