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-===== About the Etherboot Software Package =====+=====Etherboot Software Package =====
 Etherboot is a software package for creating ROM images that can download code over an Ethernet network to be executed on an x86 computer. Many network adapters have a socket where a ROM chip can be installed. Etherboot is code that can be put in such a ROM.  Etherboot is a software package for creating ROM images that can download code over an Ethernet network to be executed on an x86 computer. Many network adapters have a socket where a ROM chip can be installed. Etherboot is code that can be put in such a ROM. 
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 +Etherboot is Open Source under the GNU General Public License Version 2 (GPL2). ​
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 +===== Diskless Booting =====
  
 Etherboot is normally used for for booting PCs diskless. This is useful in various situations, for example: ​ Etherboot is normally used for for booting PCs diskless. This is useful in various situations, for example: ​
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 Etherboot can work with RAM disks, NFS filesystems,​ or even local disks, if desired. It’s a component technology and can be combined with other technologies to do things the way you want.  Etherboot can work with RAM disks, NFS filesystems,​ or even local disks, if desired. It’s a component technology and can be combined with other technologies to do things the way you want. 
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 +===== Boot Images Loaded =====
  
 Etherboot is usually used to load Linux, FreeBSD or DOS. However the protocol and boot file formats are general, so there is no reason why it could not be used to load arbitrary images to a PC, including other OSes.  Etherboot is usually used to load Linux, FreeBSD or DOS. However the protocol and boot file formats are general, so there is no reason why it could not be used to load arbitrary images to a PC, including other OSes. 
  
-Etherboot is Open Source under the GNU General Public License Version 2 (GPL2). ​+===== Required Components =====
  
 The components needed by Etherboot are  The components needed by Etherboot are 
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   * Software tools for building the download image, and tools for debugging.   * Software tools for building the download image, and tools for debugging.
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