Subject: Re: NE2000 boot ROMs?
To: current-users@NetBSD.ORG, Chris Jones <>
From: Matthias Drochner <>
List: current-users
Date: 06/20/1998 13:06:30
Excerpts from netbsd: 19-Jun-98 NE2000 boot ROMs? Chris
Jones@honors.monta (648*)

> I was just noticing the boot ROM code in $S/arch/i386/stand, but there
> doesn't appear to be NE2000 support in that code.

There is support for WD8013 / SMC Ultra, and the code is split
in a similar way as the if_we/dp8390 kernel parts.
It should be relatively easy to add an NE200 frontend.
(The code can be tested from userspace, which should make it
easier too.)

> So, does anybody know if
> it's possible to buy NE2000-compatible boot ROMs for a reasonable price
> somewhere?

I'd be really surprised.

best regards