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Re: two cards - howto boot ?

Thomas Huber wrote:
> Hi Petr,
> > in many cases order of cards is the same as sorted numbers of PCI slots.
> > On-board cards have slot number > 10000, PCI slots number > 0 => PCI cards
> > in slot precede onbord card.
> >
> > but if you have two card the same type and place bootrom on first or
> > second, then the bootrom code will initialize the first card.
> Yep. But if both cards have a ROM, they will both show up while booting.
> The user must know, on which network the server is available, but the user
> can just make a guess.
> To overcome this try&error-methods, I want to ask the user once, whether to
> boot LOCAL oder NETWORK, than the system should find out, on which of the
> two networks a server is alive .. any chance to get this running ?
> bye

Hello Thomas,

I 'm a complete newbie in netbooting, perhaps this is the reason for my

I don't understand why there are boot-ROMs in _both_ NICs. IMHO it's
only necessary to have  a boot-ROM on the NIC which is connected with
the boot-server. 

Perhaps anybody will help me to become a netboot-GURU.


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