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daluu
06-25-2001, 05:04 PM
How does a boot ROM for a network card work? ie. how does it boot up and what happens in the process?

daluu
07-05-2001, 03:15 PM
Gee, don't people around here help others out? Art there really no one who can give me a general view of how a boot ROM for a NIC works?

kfan
07-05-2001, 04:14 PM
Boot ROMs are options to be installed on the network adapters's on-board remote boot socket. They contain boot programs that permit diskless workstations to boot from a boot server. Network administrators can set up a network security scheme by pre-defining a password, a boot volume and the boot volume's content for each workstation.
Etherboot (http://sourceforge.net/projects/etherboot/) is software you can use to create your own boot rom.