[ipxe-devel] [gPXE] Cramming two drivers into one ROM?

Huan Truong hnt7438 at truman.edu
Sat Nov 6 01:40:11 UTC 2010

Thank you Michael for your very helpful tip.

I'm reconstructing my build system as I'm moving to iPXE.

PS: It's funny that I initially discovered Etherboot, then I realized
that Etherboot is gPXE, and actually I ``should'' move to iPXE. However,
freedom is always good. :-)

On Sat, 06 Nov 2010 01:23 +0000, "Michael Brown"
<mbrown at fensystems.co.uk> wrote:
> On Saturday 06 Nov 2010 01:06:36 Huan Truong wrote:
> > I wonder if I can cram both the driver for the 3com card and the driver
> > for the Gigabit LOM (tg3) into one ROM file. This would make the 3com
> > cards self-hosting (if no compatible LOM is found). Anyone has done that
> > -- if that's at all possible. I'm willing to apply some hacks, but gPXE
> > makefile is kind of too big and confusing to me.
> (Redirecting to ipxe-devel; please upgrade to iPXE.)
> You can append additional modules to the make target.  For example, if
> you 
> normally build your ROM using
>   make bin/10b79005.rom
> then you can add a tg3 driver using
>   make bin/10b79005--tg3.rom
> Note that the first device specified in the list (10b79005 in this case)
> must 
> have the correct PCI IDs for the card that physically hosts the ROM.
> Michael

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