pxe.txt Driver File Contents (vt6122_220.zip)

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**  VIA Networking Velocity Family Gigabit Ethernet Adapter
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**  PXE BOOTROM for Netware and Windows NT                            
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**  v1.11  Sep , 2003
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Introduction:
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  This document shows you how to install PXE Bootrom for PCI ethernet adapter
  in Windows NT Server 3.5, 3.51, 4.0.


Contents of the Subdirectory:
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    PXE.TXT             This file.
    RIS-note.txt        This file describe how to setup RIS server correctly.
    GETPXEM.LOM         The bootrom binary file with bootstrap menu for Lan On Motherboard.
    GETPXEM.NIC         The bootrom binary file with bootstrap menu for Network Interface Card.
    GETPXEB.LOM         The bootrom binary file without bootstrap menu and supporting BEV/PNP 
                        only for Lan On Motherboard.
    GETPXEB.NIC         The bootrom binary file without bootstrap menu and supporting BEV/PNP 
                        only for Network Interface Card.

Installation:
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  Before starting the installation process, make sure that the adapter
  is properly installed and configured. You can use the diagnostic program
  (A:\DIAG32.EXE) to make sure your connection with the network is correct.

  When you use GETPXEM.LOM and GETPXEM.NIC:

      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 menu and you
      have 3 options in it:
    
        Boot Protocol
        Boot Option
        Prompt Time
    
      And if no <Shift-Tab> key, PXE will boot according EERPOM value. please
        refer EEPROM.doc to get more informatin about its configuration.
    
      1. Boot Protocol
        You cannot change boot protocol.
    
      2. Boot Option
        There are 4 options:
            Network First, Then Local
            Local First, Then Network
            Local Only
            According BIOS
    
        A. Network First, Then Local
    
           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. Local 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 Only
    
            This option is chosen to boot from local devices, not to boot from 
        network.
    
        D. According BIOS
    
           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.
    
    
      3. Prompt Time
        You can specify the timeout for waiting <Shift-Tab> strikes. There are 3 and 5
        seconds.
        
    
      If user enter any option and press <F4> to save, PXERPL will write back into EEPROM.

  When you use GETPXEB.LOM and GETPXEB.NIC:

      This is for network boot by using PnP/BEV (BBS). 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.
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