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Re: When it Rains, it Pours ....

Rich Greenberg (
Mon, 19 Sep 2005 16:34:39 UTC

> [TELECOM Digest Editor's Note: But I still do not understand _how_
> the network card, or PCMCIA or whatever is able to do that job without
> first itself getting installed by (for example) Windows or whatever OS
> is in the terminal/workstation. I mean, that would be great if I could
> just turn on the laptop and have its OS installed by the desktop Win
> 2000. But how? PAT]

The BIOS, possibly assisted by some firmware in the LAN card, has
enough "smarts" to initiate the connection to the boot server, and to
receive the OS image.

Rich Greenberg Marietta, GA, USA richgr atsign + 1 770 321 6507
Eastern time. N6LRT I speak for myself & my dogs only. VM'er since CP-67
Canines:Val, Red & Shasta (RIP),Red, husky Owner:Chinook-L
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