On 12/18/1999 12:00 AM firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com wrote: >> On Fri, 17 Dec 1999, jyllyj wrote: >> we are using netboot-0.8.1 also.You need to have a packet driver for the >> card.Usually it comes with the card you purchased.Then you can download >> netboot and it should work. I know others in here are more expert than me. >> I got all those from this list. >Packet drivers don't help for booting from an actual rom. Thanks anyway. > ... I thought that the beauty of the netboot package was that it used packet drivers so would work with a wider selection of cards. Is it just this particular card that won't work, or is there a class of cards that netboot doesn't work with? I use the etherboot package, mainly, but want to understand netbooting in general, which is why I am asking. From: http://www.slug.org.au/etherboot/#History "... Netboot and Etherboot have their strengths and weaknesses. Netboot supports a wider range of NICs because packet drivers are available for most cards. On the down side, Netboot is not autoprobing because the packet drivers require that the I/O address, IRQ and possibly the memory address be specified at ROM creation time. Thus a ROM is specific to a particular card configuration. ..." What am I missing? Marty --- Name: Martin D. Connor US Mail: Entity Cyber, Inc.; P.O. Box 391827; Cambridge, MA 02139; USA Voice: (617) 491-6935, Fax: (617) 491-7046 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: http://www.thinguin.org/ =========================================================================== This Mail was sent to netboot mailing list by: Marty Connor <email@example.com> 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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