I bought a few used Intel Pro/100 network cards of some subtype. After installing in a system, shortly after the usual IDE device detection routine, one of the cards prompts this to come up:
And then after the BIOS is finished doing its little dance (PS: get down tonight), the following appears when the system finally tries to boot an OS:
Initializing Intel (R) Boot Agent Version 3.0.05
PXE 2.0 Build 078 (WfM 2.0), RPL V2.73
It's not the "Media test failure" I'm inquiring about (the cable really is just unplugged). I'd like to know how to stop the PXE from trying to boot ... umm, something ... from off the network. I'm half tempted to plug the card into an Internet-facing network segment and see if it actually connects to something, but I'm too old for that sort of long-shot craziness these days.
Intel (R) Boot Agent Version 3.0.05
Copyright (C) 1997-2000, Intel Corporation
PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
PXE-M0F: Exiting Intel PXE ROM
I assumed that there was some key sequence I could press during the boot sequence that would get me into some kind of control for the PXE ROM (something like an Adaptec SCSI card has the CTRL+A option). The few obvious ones I tried (F1, F2, Del) did nothing.
Does anyone know how to disable PXE boot on an Intel card?