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Author old etherworks3 turbo mopboot : how to emulate ?
stefe67
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Joined: 20.12.17
Posted on February 02 2018 00:00
Dear all,

we have some old stations ( without hard disk) but with a special ethernet card and eprom with etherworks3/turbo configured with mop boot : when they boot, they contact the vax, and it send a image file, and download a windows 3.1 and some other exe applications.

my problem is that old pc are very old, and we need to use them again for 2-3 years : is there a possibilty to emulate a mopboot ? emulate a false mac address is not a problem but for mop....

do you have any idea ?

tahnk you !
Author RE: old etherworks3 turbo mopboot : how to emulate ?
malmberg
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Posted on February 02 2018 03:55
Most PCs can be configured to do a PXE or TFTP based boot is their BIOS settings.

PXE is a superset of TFTP and some other protocols.

OpenVMS/IA64 8.3 and later allow setting up a PXE BOOT server which may or may not require the Infoserver utility that can be enabled for it.

http://h41379.www4.hpe.com/doc/83final/ba322_90045/apcs01.html

I do not know if those instructions will work for using an Alpha as a PXE server.

Any VAX/AXP/IA64 system with TCP/IP installed can be configured as a TFTP server.
If your PC will TFTP boot, you probably just need to configure that image into the TFTP server.

Most Linux systems can have the cobbler program installed to be a PXE server.

Some PCs have an internal USB socket or you can get adapters to to connect up a USB drive or sdcard as an internal hard drive.

I would look for an sdcard adapter that allows you to set the device read-only.

You can set that as the boot drive, and then you have to figure out how to get it to boot your OS.
Author RE: old etherworks3 turbo mopboot : how to emulate ?
stefe67
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Posts: 2
Joined: 20.12.17
Posted on February 06 2018 21:45
thank you !
Author RE: old etherworks3 turbo mopboot : how to emulate ?
johnklos
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Location: California, USA, Earth
Joined: 30.09.16
Posted on February 20 2018 15:43
NetBSD has a MOP daemon built in. It's incredibly simple to set up and configure, and it could run on anything, such as a Raspberry Pi. Perhaps that'll work for you.


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