I'm experiencing weird behaviour with both my epias M series mobos (me6000 and m9000). If I shutdown and then reboot, PXE boot rom exists with failure and boot is not proceeding.
it seems that problem is connected with rhine kernel driver :http://forums.viaarena.com/messageview.aspx?catid=32&threadid=63005&highlight_key=y&keyword1=PXE
Also I found problem with rhine driver that it won't allow Wake on Lan - and there is also separate patch needed....
There is also older hack, cause those M series boards boot only with 386 kernel.... I guess this is going towards having separate diskless image for epias - that will be needed also cause of video drivers and other stuff...
Any chance that those will get into Pluto kernel when it is custom compiled ?