Diskless boot with onboard NIC

Jim fraser fraser5 at cox.net
Mon Mar 4 05:12:19 PST 2002

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?


Jim Fraser

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