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    Anybody managed to PXE boot from a cardbus NIC?

    Got a feeling I'm going to draw a blank on this one... anyone done it?

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    The only one that i have heard of was spotted by SYNACK - see PXE over wireless?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Batman View Post
    Got a feeling I'm going to draw a blank on this one... anyone done it?
    Seemingly you can use Netboot as a PXE stack from a floppy disk (or harddisk if you think a removeable floppy is too tempting for little fingers) if your network card doesn't support PXE. You need to have a driver available for your PCMCIA card for Netboot to be able to use it, though. Newer cards tend not to have them available, but older ones do - I've just bought two D-Link DFE-690TXD PCMCIA LAN cards off eBay yesterday to try this out:

    PXE Booting a Laptop

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    Quote Originally Posted by dhicks View Post
    I've just bought two D-Link DFE-690TXD PCMCIA LAN cards off eBay yesterday to try this out:
    And it's not working. After downloading the source code for Netboot, running configure, make, make install, swearing at the computer for a bit as I get make to work, then swearing some more as I figure out that the latest version isn't going to work and that you need 0.9.8, I do this:

    Code:
    root@ACSBACKUP002:~# makerom
    
    Bootrom configuration program, Version 0.9.8 (netboot)
    Copyright (C) 1995-2003 G. Kuhlmann
    
    Build bootrom for a processor older than 386 (y/n) [no] ? n
    Include support for old-style menus (not recommended) (y/n) [no] ? n
    Do you want the BIOS to look for boot disks (y/n) [no] ? n
    Do you want the bootrom to ask before booting from network (y/n) [no] ? n
    
    
    List of known network cards:
    (0)     unknown card with user supplied driver
    (1)     3Com 3C501 Etherlink ISA
    ...
    (131)   Znyx ZX312/314 EtherAction PCI
    
    Select a network card (-1 to review the list) [-1]: 0
    
    
    Known network card bus types:
    (1)     ISA bus (including PnP)
    (2)     EISA bus
    (3)     MCA bus
    (4)     PCI bus
    Select the bus type of your network card [1]: 1
    Enter PnP device ID string (maybe empty):
    
    
    The following network driver interfaces are available:
    (1)     Packet Driver Interface (PD)
    (2)     Network Driver Interface Specification (NDIS)
    (3)     Universal Network Driver Interface (UNDI)
    Select the interface you wish to use [1]: 1
    Enter path of packet driver ('*' for directory listing): *
    Contents of /usr/local/lib/netboot/netdrvr/pktdrvr:
      3c501.com               3c503.com               3c505.com
      3c507.com               3c509.com               3c523.com
      dc21x4.com              de600.com               depca.com
      dlkrcb.com              e100bpkt.com            e10ppkt.com
      ee10pkt.com             epropkt.com             exos205.com
      exp16.com               hppclan.com             hppclanp.com
      lan595.com              ne1000.com              ne2.com
      ne2000.com              ne2100.com              smc_wd.com
    
    
    Enter path of packet driver ('*' for directory listing): dlkrcb.com
    Enter command line for packet driver [0x%S]:
    Enter minimum execution size in bytes (-1 = default) (decimal): -1
    Enter maximum execution size in bytes (-1 = default) (decimal): -1
    Do you want to use the packet driver debugger (y/n) [no] ? n
    Do you want to specify an additional program (y/n) [no] ? n
    
    
    Available output file types for rom image:
    (1)     Raw binary
    (2)     Intel hex
    (3)     Motorola hex
    (4)     Tektronix hex
    (5)     Image for programming a FlashCard across the network
    Select the format you wish to use [1]: 1
    
    
    root@ACSBACKUP002:~#
    I dd the disk image produced to a floppy, boot a laptop and get a an error message telling me that no PCI device has been found. Which is silly, because I know I'm not looking for a PCI device.

    Anybody any ideas / comments / help?

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    David Hicks

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