[ipxe-devel] Addendum [Atheros 5005g Wlan Flash-Utility?]

mwhelton at gmail.com mwhelton at gmail.com
Sun Dec 18 17:42:37 UTC 2011


Can you do this for, say, a machine with an onboard card with a ROM, and an  
add-In card without a ROM?



On , Michael Brown <mbrown at fensystems.co.uk> wrote:
> On Wednesday 07 Dec 2011 01:38:57 Oliver Rath wrote:

> > On the old gpxe-sites (

> > http://etherboot.org/wiki/wirelessboot#burning_wireless_gpxe_into_a_rom

> > ) they're writing, that a wired card as "rom carrier" is needed, because

> > wireless cards don't have an own flashable rom onboard.

> >

> > Now, if im using the e1000/pl card (which is also onboad at this nice

> > esprimo 5010 boxes) for burning the atheros rom in it, am i able to boot

> > via wireless lan? Is the wired card nevertheless useable in this case?

> You can try creating a dual-driver ROM. For example:

> make bin/8086100f--ath9k.rom

> would give you a ROM with support for e1000 and ath9k, with the ROM PCI  
> IDs

> set to 8086:100f (which needs to match the NIC that actually holds the  
> ROM).

> Michael

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