Subject: Re: Using Etherboot ELF/FreeBSD loader to netboot ELF/NetBSD
To: Jaromir Dolecek <>
From: Wojciech Puchar <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 02/28/2003 13:56:36
> > 1) it's complicated
> > 2) it's huge
> > 3) it has to be compiled for every card, and it doesn't compile well under
> > NetBSD
> >
> > 4) i just doesn't need any extra level or loaders!!!!
> AFAIK etherboot has to be compiled for every network card too.

did this. grub hangs after "detecting" RTL8029 card at address 00 with MAC

> IIRC grub actually uses etherboot code for netboot.
> Anyway, best is to get PXE boot ROM and use NetBSD pxeboot :)

i'm not sure if it's best of not, but it work for sure and i'm using it on
new cards,

but i can't find 3c509 PXE ROM image.