network boot

Gerke Kok gerke.kok at
Tue Dec 18 14:58:54 UTC 2001

etherreal is avaiable for Windows as wel! And has been verry usefull to me!
Good luck,

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On 18/12/01 at 08:33 Eric Norum wrote:

>Davide Del Vento wrote:
>> >Chris is the expert on this, but I'll throw in my $0.02 anyhow.
>> >
>> >I use etherboot to boot my PC targets.  I picked up the bootstrap PROM
>> >image from  Here's the script I use to
>> >produce a netboot image from the xxxxxx.exe produced by the RTEMS
>> >application makefiles.
>> Thanks you.
>> I reply so later because I had problem with my DHCP server.
>> My network administrator now gets it work, but there is still a problem:
>> says that I need to tell RTEMS the DHCP server IP-number, but rom-o-matic
>> don't ask me for! When I try to boot with a generated boot image on
>> rtems search for the DHCP server, but it doesn't find and print only
>> What's about this?
>> Bye,
>> ;David
>RTEMS, and I presume the boot ROM as well, broadcast the DHCP request
>and so need to know neither the IP nor Ethernet address of the DHCP
>server.   Try using a network sniffer (for example ethereal if you've
>got a linux machine somewhere on the network segment) to see if the
>request is making it to the DHCP server and if the server is replying.
>Eric Norum                                 eric.norum at
>Department of Electrical Engineering       Phone: (306) 966-5394
>University of Saskatchewan                 FAX:   (306) 966-5407
>Saskatoon, Canada.

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