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Re: Writing to Flash/eeprom of NIC


On Tue, 02 Mar 2004 18:38:36 +0100, Venkata Prasad Chirreddy (cvprasad)
> Do any of you know of any utility which will help in writing or
> upgradiing the pxe or etherboot boot code in the flash/ eeprom of the
> NIC??
> If yes, Can u please throw some light on it??

You can use the netboot flash feature to program the netboot bootrom
code into a Flash EEPROM without the need of an external programmer.
The netboot flash utility currently supports the following network
cards: 3C905B, 3C905C, cards with RTL-8029 chip, cards with Intel
82595 chip, and of course FlashCard. If you like to include support
for a different network card, please let me know. For commercial PXE
bootroms and for etherboot I don't have a solution. This only works
with netboot.


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