Hi, the Etherboot Network Interface Card Database is now up and running at http://etherboot.sourceforge.net/db/ It provides technical information about NICs and users experiences in order to help users to decide which NIC to buy or to solve problems with a particular NIC. The reason to set up this database was that it was sometimes difficult to get all the information which is needed to make booting off a bootrom work. To make a start, I loaded the database with some data which was from the etherboot source code and from the cards I have. The rest has to be entered by users. I provided a form at http://etherboot.sourceforge.net/db/change.php?table=nic&new=1 There is also the possibility to use an existing card as a template, if the new one is rather similar (You will find a link at the bottom of every cards page to do that). You can also change the entry for a NIC, if something is wrong. To avoid double entries and to prevent that somebody deletes everything just for fun, the changes you make dont go immediately in the database. Instead, they must be confirmed by a member of the etherboot team. Please have a look at the database, enter additional information if you can, and tell your experiences with the "vote"-Link which accompanies every card. Dont hesitate to tell me if you think something could be made better or if something does not work. Thanks, Georg =========================================================================== This Mail was sent to netboot mailing list by: Georg Baum <Georg.Baum@post.rwth-aachen.de> To get help about this list, send a mail with 'help' as the only string in it's body to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have problems with this list, send a mail to email@example.com.
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