Diskless boot with onboard NIC

Jakob Østergaard jakob at unthought.net
Mon Mar 4 08:31:04 EST 2002


On Mon, Mar 04, 2002 at 08:12:19AM -0500, Jim fraser wrote:
> I am considering using some inexpensive mother boards as part of a cluster
> project.  These boards (ECS K7AMA) use the
> RealTek 8139C LAN chip on board the motherboard.  They claim it supports
> "Lan card wake-up" .  I have seen some Linux drivers for this chip on the
> Scyld site.
> 
> My questions are:
> Is it possible to do a diskless boot without a floppy?  I would prefer a
> etherboot from another system.
> Do you know it you have to burn an EPROM and do these integrated Lan cards
> even support EPROM's?

Check out PXEBoot from syslinux.zytor.com

It's Peter Anvin's syslinux bootloader project which also has a PXE loader.

All NICs which are PXE aware can use this to boot from the network.  I haven't
set this up myself yet, but I know plenty of other people on this list have.

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