I have released gPXE version 0.9.6 at:
Besides Michael Brown's usual amazing number of enhancements, this
release contains a number of community contributed enhancements.
Here are some highlights from this release:
* Some virtio-net updates from Laurent Vivier.
* A new r8169 Realtek 8169/8168/81xx driver from Marty Connor.
* A new b44 driver for Broadcom bcm44xx cards from
Pantelis Koukousoulas and Stefan Hajnoczi.
We would appreciate it if you would test this release (especially the
new drivers) and report to the Etherboot-Discuss list your results.
For a full log of changes, visit:
Rom-o-matic.net has also been updated with this release, and you can
also build from the top of our development tree by selecting the
appropriate release here:
Many thanks to everyone who contributed to this release.
Special thanks to our growing and enthusiastic IRC community on
#etherboot ( on irc.freenode.net ). It's a pleaseure working with you.
Marty Connor wrote:
> * A new b44 driver for Broadcom bcm44xx cards
I forgot to mention that currently that due to hardware limitations the
b44 driver will not function properly on machines with more than 1
gigabyte of physical memory.
We are working on a way to work around this limitation, and hope to have
support for systems with more RAM in a future release.
Anyone interested in helping fix this is welcome to join us on IRC or
the Etherboot-Developers list.