FastE NIC Recommendation

Jeffrey B. Layton laytonjb at
Sun Nov 17 16:23:35 PST 2002

Donald Becker wrote:

>On Sun, 17 Nov 2002, Jeffrey B. Layton wrote:
>>   I'm finally getting my home cluster together so I'm
>>looking for some inexpensive FastE NICS. I want
>>inexpensive NICS that offer PXE
>That's a little difficult -- most NICs don't ship with PXE boot ROMs.
>The alternative is to buy a Flash ROM chip and program in an etherboot
>image, however the correct flash chips are not easy to find and getting
>the correct boot image isn't easy either.
OK. Let's change this to mean "PXE-capable". Then I'll go off and
read about PXE boot ROMs later (it sounds like fun to try). What
recommendations do you or anyone else have with this change?

Thanks for the help!


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