ImageDisk update

Sridhar Ayengar ploopster at
Sat Apr 7 21:09:28 CDT 2007

Jim Leonard wrote:
> Dave Dunfield wrote:
>> I was afraid of that - Getting a 5160 to network (to get the
>> images off) is a little painful - I believe I have an 8088 compatible
>> network client, but all my network cards are 16-bit etc.)
> If you have an Intel Etherexpress 8/16 it will work, but you need to set 
> it up for 8-bit mode whilst in a 16-bit slot first, using the software 
> that comes with it IIRC.  I've heard that most older 3com cards will 
> work in an 8-bit slot if you put them there, but I haven't tried it.

I have a truly gigantic pile (pile takes up more space than many of my 
mainframe CPU's) of 8-bit ethernet NIC's.  Are they really that rare?

Peace...  Sridhar

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