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Re: how to... join Etherboot with my IPX bootrom?


> Hello,
> the problem is:
> - I have ethernet cards which can use 16kB eprom-s only
> - etherboot alone needs 0x230c bytes (4.6.0 for 3c509)
> - my IPX bootrom needs 0x08e0 + driver, which is 0x1512
> and sum of all sizes is 0x40fe; plus need some selection
> program... size is too big, need find a way to reduce it.
> I suppose there are two possibilities:
> - build rom image containing all necessary code without
>   compression (these sizes are after compression), then
>   compress entire image - maybe it can help
> - share driver code between Etherboot and my IPX boot:
>   my IPX boot uses Crynwr packet driver, can Etherboot
>   use it, or must I use Netboot instead?
> What are suggestions to start work on the problem?

You can fit Etherboot for the 509 in 16 kB if you remove some options from the
compile. I'm using a 16kB ROM myself. Etherboot cannot use packet drivers.
Netboot does, but I have no idea how big the ROM will be.

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