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I have a bunch of old PC's that have the "boot from network" option in
the bios, but apparently the network card doesn't support that option.
I'm amazed that they were sold like this, but they were.  I found that
switching to a PXE-capable network card made it work.


-----Original Message-----
From: k12osn-bounces redhat com [mailto:k12osn-bounces redhat com] On
Behalf Of Ray Garza
Sent: Thursday, May 24, 2007 12:29 PM
To: Support list for open source software in schools.
Subject: [K12OSN] BUILT-IN NIC

I have some PC's that have a built in NIC w/option to boot from network.
I try using it but it cannot get the info from the DHCP Server. If I
boot from floppy it works fine.

The built-in nic is a VIA Rhine II Fast Ethernet Adapter v2.14 and it us
using Intel UNDI, PXE-2.0 to boot from. 

You think I may have to upgrade the system BIOS? I'm not even sure if
there is an upgrade. I'll have to look. Is there anything I can do on
the server side to help it along?

I've looked at the log files but didn't see anything about this pc
trying to connect.

I've checked the archives and people have had success with this card but
no details were provided.


Ray Garza
Coordinator of Computer Services
Speer Memorial Library

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