for Etherboot version 5.4.3 dynamically generates Etherboot ROM images.

Supporting 289 NICs and 11 output formats.

To create and download an Etherboot ROM image:

  1. Choose NIC/ROM type:

    PCI IDs for available NICs are documented here.
    You need to know this if you are going to burn/flash a ROM image because
    PCI IDs on the NIC and ROM must match. If you are making any other
    kind of image, you only need to match the family (family:rom_name)
    part of the identifier.

  2. Choose ROM output format:

  3. (optional) To customize ROM configuration press:

  4. To generate and download a ROM image press:

  5. Take a look at the Release Notes for Etherboot-5.4.3

  6. To make a bootable floppy on a GNU/Linux system, put a formatted floppy in your floppy drive and do:
    $ cat eb-5.4.3-yournic.zdsk > /dev/fd0

    where "eb-5.4.3-yournic.zdsk" is where you stored your downloaded ROM image.

    On a DOS/Windows system, use the RAWRITE program to write the .zdsk image to a formatted floppy. RAWRITE is available on most GNU/Linux installation CDs or on the web.

    Some additional help for making floppy or ROM images is available here.


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