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Re: New Person!

On 9/19/2001 11:35 AM Duncan Cragg wrote:
>I just joined so (a) I want to see if I can send a note
>in, and (b) want to ask a simple question:
>Are there any NICs with ready-made or pre-installed
>(jumper-enabled) BOOTP ROMs so I don't have to
>buy a PROM burner??

The 3Com 3C905C-TXM card and the Intel EEPRO100+ cards both have onboard 
Flash memory, which you can program using utility programs.

In the Etherboot source distribution (available at are tools and instructions that 
describe how to program those cards.  You can program them with Netboot 
or Etherboot ROM code.

You may want to use a floppy disk first to test network booting before 
getting a fancy ethernet card.

I hope this helps you.


    Try: to make Etherboot images instantly.

   Name: Marty Connor
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