[LinuxBIOS] Setting up ethernet - help

Joseph Smith joe at smittys.pointclark.net
Wed Aug 15 08:34:19 CEST 2007

Quoting Corey Osgood <corey.osgood at gmail.com>:

> Peter Stuge wrote:
>> On Tue, Aug 14, 2007 at 12:54:04PM -0400, Joseph Smith wrote:
>>>>> Does that mean I would have to cat in a ethernet rom?
>>>> Do you or the chip need one? Is there one in the factory BIOS or
>>>> in a standalone flash chip or none at all?
>>> I don't need an ethernet rom. Etherboot would take care of that
>>> correct?
>> For booting from network, yes. But maybe the hardware needs the ROM
>> for initialization? Where is the MAC address stored? Note there
>> doesn't seem to be any ROM even with the factory BIOS.
> MAC address is stored in hardware.

Ok, so can I just do this with out specifing a PCI expansion rom address?

    device pci 1e.0 on # PCI Bridge
      chip drivers/pci/onboard
             device pci 08.0 on end # Intel PRO/100 VE (CNR) Ethernet  

Thanks - Joe

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