pxe.txt Driver File Contents (vt6122_220.zip)
Driver Package File Name: vt6122_220.zip
** VIA Networking Velocity Family Gigabit Ethernet Adapter
** PXE BOOTROM for Netware and Windows NT
** v1.11 Sep , 2003
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:
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.
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:
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
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
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
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
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.