Actually, it was answered, but perhaps you're not understanding just
what it is we're saying here. Any card that supports PXE-booting is
just such a card as you describe, with its own boot ROM on it.
Here's some additional information as well. If you have any 3Com 3C905
cards handy (either the original or the "B" variant), you'll notice a
socket for a chip. That socket is where you'd put the boot ROM for
that card. If you do put that in, then your PC will happily boot from
the network. Jim McQuillan sells these chips for several types of
network card, not just 3C905's. But what if you don't happen to have
that chip, and your employer will not pop for these chips? That's when
you "substitute" the boot ROM chip for a floppy disk, hard disk, or
CD-ROM with that same boot ROM image on it. It accomplishes exactly
the same thing.
Hopefully this helps to clear some things up.
raju VK wrote:
Thanks for all the replies. But even now my question is
not properly answered. It is simply, if I use a new network card with
whether I can boot in to a network even if the boot options does
not have an entry for network card as boot device.
From the replies I assume the answer is negative and the only
option is to use a boot floppy.
On Sun, Oct 11, 2009 at 9:48 PM, Klaus Ade
Johnstad <klaus skolelinux no>
11. oktober 2009 17.44.09 skrev raju VK :
One person that is using realy old PC as clients (like i486 w/4MB ram)
> I have successfully installed the terminal
server on my fc10
> desktop.. Now my question is now I can use some vintage (1998/99)
> PCs as clients. The PCs has no option to boot from network. Other
> wise they are still functional. If I use a network card with boot
> ROM can I connect these PCs to the terminal server ?. I googling
> net last two days does not yield any result.
> with thanks in advance,
is Alberto Castillo from Argentina. Search the listarchives for mail
from him, Alberto Castillo <proyecto edulin gmail com>
That would be a good startin point.
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