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**                                                                           
** VIA Rhine Family Fast Ethernet Adapter
**                                                                           
** PXE and RPL BOOTROM for Netware and Windows NT                            
**                                                                           
** v2.08  Nov ,2002
**

Introduction:
=============

  This document shows you how to install PXE and RPL Bootrom for PCI ethernet adapter
  in Windows NT Server 3.5, 3.51, 4.0.


Contents of the Subdirectory:
=============================

    PXERPL.TXT          This file.
    PXERPL.LOM          The bootrom binary file for Lan On Motherboard.
    PXERPL.NIC          The bootrom binary file for Network Interface Card.
    FETND.DOS           The NDIS2 driver require for remote boot.
    FETND.CNF           The configuration file require for remote boot.
    PROTOCOL.INI        The configuration file require for remote boot.


Installation:
=============

  Before starting the installation process, make sure that the adapter
  is properly installed and configured. You can use the diagnostic program
  (A:\SETUP.EXE) to make sure your connection with the network is correct.

  PXERPL EEPROM Options
  -------------------
  1.After POST of BIOS, BootROM will waiting a short time to change boot method.
    If user strike <Shift-Tab> key, PXE will show some advenced prompts as following:

      Press <r> key to boot from RPL.
      Press <p> key to boot from PXE.
      Press any other key to boot from local, timeout 8 seconds.

  2.At this moment, you may either press <r> key to boot from RPL, press
    <p> key to boot from PXE, or any other key to disable network-booting
    and then boot from local devices. If you don't press any key within 12
    seconds, the PXERL will timeout and then boot according to EEPROM setup.
    
    1. Local drives boot
    2. Try local drives boot first , then network 
    3. Try network boot first , then local drives
    4. Boot according to BIOS setting
    Press 1, 2, 3 or 4:

  3.When booting from RPL, there will be a choice to boot from local by press
   <Home> key. 

  4.If user enter any option, PXE will write back into EEPROM.

  5.If no <Shift-Tab> key, PXE will load EERPOM default into MAC register. BootROM
    will check the EEPROM CFGD[5].
        CFGD[5]=0, boot from PXE
                1, boot from RPL

  6.Then it will use CFGA[4,3] as boot option bits. If CFGD[5] bit is set, it
    will boot from RPL. RPL only accept "boot from local" when CFGA[4,3]=(1,0).
    If CFGD[5] bit is clear, it will boot from PXE. It use CFGA[4,3] as boot
    option bits.
       CFGA[4,3] = 0,0 => Try network boot first , then local drives (Default value)
                   0,1=>  Try local drives boot first , then network
                   1,0=>  Local drives boot
 		           1,1=>  Boot according to BIOS setting

    A.'Try network boot first , then local drives'

       This options is chosen to boot network by hooking INT 19. Since INT 19
    is booting vector, our device is alway chosen to boot regardless of IPL 
    priority.

    B.'Try local drives boot first , then network'

       This options is chosen to boot from network by hooking INT 18h. Since
    INT 18h is boot recovery vector, so only after other local devices with 
    higher IPL prioirty failed to boot successfully then we may boot.

    C.'Local drives boot'
    
        This option is chosen to boot from local devices, not to boot from 
    network.

    D.'Boot according to BIOS setting'

       This options is chosen to boot network by PnP/BEV. Whether to boot or not
    according IPL priority. The proiority for IPL devices is configurable by the 
    user by editing the IPL Priority in BIOS Setup.


  RPL Setup Procedure:
  --------------------

  1. The BOOTROM installation procedures are identical in Windows NT Server 3.5,
     3.51, 4.0. First, install the Remoteboot Service on the NT Server:

     Choose "Control Panel\Network\Add Software" and select "Remoteboot
     Service", follow the screen instruction to install.

  2. Use "File Manager" in NT Server 3.5, 3.51 or "Windows Explorer" in NT
     Server 4.0 to share the following directory:

     \windows\rpl\rpl\rplfiles, suppose \windows is your Windows NT directory.

  3. Copy all the MS-DOS 6.22 files as follow:

        attrib -s -h -r c:\io.sys
        attrib -s -h -r c:\msdos.sys
        copy c:\io.sys c:\windows\rpl\rplfiles\binfiles\dos622
        copy c:\msdos.sys c:\windows\rpl\rplfiles\binfiles\dos622
        copy c:\dos622\*.* c:\windows\rpl\rplfiles\binfiles\dos622
        attrib +s +h +r c:\io.sys
        attrib +s +h +r c:\msdos.sys

  4. Copy the NDIS2 driver for "PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter" as follow:

        copy a:\bootrom\fetnd.dos c:\windows\rpl\bblock\ndis
        md c:\windows\rpl\bblock\netbeui\fetnd
        copy a:\bootrom\fetnd.cnf c:\windows\rpl\bblock\netbeui\fetnd
        copy a:\bootrom\protocol.ini c:\windows\rpl\bblock\netbeui\fetnd

  5. Run RPLCMD to add a bblock record for the adapter as follow:

        net start remoteboot    ;run in MSDOS prompt
        rplcmd                  ;Follow the example below to enter data

           Adapter Boot Config Profile Service Vendor Wksta [Quit] V
           Add Del Enum: A
           VendorName=xxxxxx    ;upper 6 digits of your adapter's ethernet ID
           VendorComment=xx...x ;type your vendor string. optional.

           Adapter Boot Config Profile Service Vendor Wksta [Quit] B
           Add Del Enum:A
           BootName=DOSV1
           VendorName=xxxxxx    ;upper 6 digits of your adapter's ethernet ID
           BbcFile=BBLOCK\NETBEUI\FETND\FETND.CNF
           BootCommet=xx...x    ;optional string
           WindowsSize=0

           Adapter Boot Config Profile Service Vendor Wksta [Quit] C
           Add Del Enum:A
           ConfigName=DOS622V1
           BootName=DOSV1
           DirName=DOS
           DirName2=DOS622
           FitShared=FITS\DOS622.FIT
           FitPersonal=FITS\DOS622P.FIT
           ConfigComment=DOS 6.22 FETND
           DirName3=            ;press "Enter"
           DirName4=            ;press "Enter"

           Adapter Boot Config Profile Service Vendor Wksta [Quit] Q

  6. Run "Control Panel\Services", select "Remoteboot Service" and change the
     "Startup" option to "Automatic". Now reboot NT Server, remoteboot service
     will be started automatically.

  7. Run "Remoteboot Manager" from "Administrative Tools"

     a. Choose "Remoteboot\New Profile.." to create a Profile Name according to
        the DOS 6.22 FETND configuration.
     b. Choose "Remoteboot\New Workstation.." to create a Workstation Name
        according to the profile name and your Adapter Ethernet ID.

  8. Now the remoteboot server is ready, boot your workstation with "BOOTROM
     plug in PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter", then you can access the NT Server from
     your workstation.
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