[K12OSN] Accton en1207/c-tx nics

Chris Thomas cwt137 at yahoo.com
Fri Oct 1 13:48:58 UTC 2004


Here is how I would identify the chipset to find the
right etherboot. This is very similar instructions to
find the chipset for video cards.

1. Boot one of the boxes in question with a rescue
disk (toms root boot is my fav.!).

2. at the prompt type this: 'cat

3. The second column of numbers are the pci id's of
the devices in the system. Write these 8-digit numbers

4. Next, go to:

this is a list of all the etherboot supported nics and
their drivers. Search through the etherboot list and
try to match one of them with your list.

Etherboot writes pci id's different. It is in hex and
they separate the vendor id (first 4 digits) from the
device id (last 4 digits). For example: I have many
cards with a pci id of 10b79050 but etherboot writes
it like this: 0x10b7,0x9050

I hope this information helps.


-- Martin Woolley <sysadmin at handsworth.bham.sch.uk>

> Greetings and Felicitations
> Has anyone on the list used these in thin clients? 
> I've just been given 25 
> PC's with these in, ideal for thin clients m/cs.  I
> can't see a etherboot 
> image in rom-o-matic for them.  A web reference
> suggests that they are 
> Realtek 8139 clones but they clearly aren't.  I have
> some of the said Realtek 
> cards and the ROM image doesn't work.  It would be a
> pity to have to change 
> these perfectly good nics to some that I know work.
> Thanks!
> -- 
> Regards
> Martin Woolley
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