Hello, On Sun, 01 Jun 2003 03:36:26 +0200, Harald Milz wrote: > I've got a PXE capable boot rom for a RTL8139 card > but currently no way to flash it into the card (being a cheap one with a > socket but no flash). If your 8139 card contains a bootrom socket, it is suitable for installing a Flash EPROM if the socket provides space for 32 pins. In that case, just install a 29F010 Flash EPROM, and then use netboot to program the Flash EPROM. Since version 0.9.8, netboot comes with a Flash EPROM programming utility, which does support 8139 chips among others. However, be sure to not use any 28Fxx Flash EPROM chips as those require a 12 volt programming voltage, which is not provided by the 8139 chipset. > If that works, I'd be looking for a AMD PCnet bootrom with a full PXE > stack... any pointer? Again, use netboot, because the netboot bootrom contains a full PXE API implementation. And it works with the AMD PCnet chipset since version 0.9.8 (there was a bug in earlier netboot bootrom versions which was triggered by some code in the AMD packet driver, but this problem has been resolved since version 0.9.8). Anyway, I still don't see a reason for using PXE boot images for booting Linux... gero. -- Gero Kuhlmann Tollenbrink 18 Groote Gracht 33 firstname.lastname@example.org 30659 Hannover 26723 Emden email@example.com 04921/997561 =========================================================================== This Mail was sent to netboot mailing list by: "Gero Kuhlmann" <firstname.lastname@example.org> To get help about this list, send a mail with 'help' as the only string in it's body to email@example.com. If you have problems with this list, send a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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