(C)Copyright 1996 SysKonnect,
a business unit of Schneider & Koch & Co. Datensysteme GmbH.
All rights reserved
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SKFPOFF.TXT

Readme File for SKFPOFF.ROM

	SK-NET FDDI PCI Reset Boot ROM v4.00 Rev. B (960313)

March 29, 1996

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This file contains
(1) Overview
(2) Supported Adapters
(3) Required Files
(4) Installation Instructions

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(1) OVERVIEW
============

This README explains how to disable the Boot ROM of the SK-NET FDDI PCI
adapter.

The SKFPOFF.ROM file contains software that can be downloaded into
the on-board FPROM (Flash Programmable Read Only Memory) of the
SK-NET FDDI PCI adapter. The computer in which the adapter is
installed will then reset the adapter during the boot process.

This is useful in computers which do not perform an HW-RESET on the PCI-BUS
in case of a "warmboot" (Ctrl-Alt-Del). Without the Reset a working
SK-NET FDDI PCI adapter remains active in the ring, but without
the Station Management software. This may cause network problems.

After the system has booted, the code of SKFPOFF.ROM will occupy no
memory.
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(2) SUPPORTED ADAPTERS
======================

The SKFPOFF.ROM Reset Boot ROM Software supports the following
adapters of the SysKonnect FDDI network adapter family:

	SK-NET FDDI PCI
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(3) REQUIRED FILES
==================

The following files are required for the SK-NET FDDI PCI adapter:

	SKFPOFF.ROM	The Reset Boot ROM Software
	SKDIAGFP.EXE	The Diagnostics tool
or
	FLASHFP.EXE	The Flash Programmer tool
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(4) INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
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Two different methods are available to download the Reset Boot ROM Software
file SKFPOFF.ROM into the FPROM:

	a) Using the Diagnostics tool SKDIAGFP.EXE
or
	b) Using the Flash Programmer tool FLASHFP.EXE

Although it is more convenient to use the interactive Diagnostics tool
SKDIAGFP, the FPROM Programmer tool FLASHFP allows downloading
the Reset Boot ROM Software from a batch file or login script. Thus, if
many workstations with SK-NET FDDI PCI adapters are to be updated, the
update process can be automated with FLASHFP.

Both of the available methods are described below.


Using the Diagnostics Tool
--------------------------

The following paragraph describes how to download the Reset Boot ROM
Software file SKFPOFF.ROM into the FPROM of the SK-NET FDDI PCI
adapter using the Diagnostics tool SKDIAGFP.EXE. For further
information on SKDIAGFP, refer to the README that comes with this
program.

Step 1:	Copy SKFPOFF.ROM to the current directory.

Step 2:	Start SKDIAGFP with the following command:

		SKDIAGFP [option(s)] <Enter>

	The following command line options are available:

		-s <slot>	Slot number (i.e. the PCI device index)

	Note:	If only one SK-NET FDDI PCI adapter is installed,
		SKDIAGFP will automatically use this adapter. If,
		however, more than one adapter is installed, the slot
		number of the desired adapter must be specified.

Step 3:	From the "Main menu" select "FPROM ...".

Step 4:	From the "Flash PROM" menu select "Load FPROM from File".

Step 5:	Enter SKFPOFF.ROM for the name of the Reset Boot ROM Software
	file when prompted "Filename :" and press <Enter>.

	Note:	SKFPOFF.ROM must be in the current directory. You
		cannot enter a path name.

Step 6:	Press <Enter> when prompted "Do you really want to destroy FPROM
	contents ?".

	SKDIAGFP will now download the selected file into the
	adapter's FPROM.

Step 7:	When the FPROM download process is complete, you will be prompted
	"*** Press any key to continue ***". Press any key and <Esc>
	twice. When prompted "Terminate Program" press <Enter> to exit
        SKDIAGFP.

Using the Flash Programmer
--------------------------

The following paragraph describes how to download the Reset Boot ROM
Software file SKFPOFF.ROM into the FPROM of the SK-NET FDDI PCI
adapter using the Flash Programmer tool FLASHFP.EXE. For further
information on FLASHFP, refer to the README that comes with this
program.

Start FLASHFP with the following command:

	FLASHFP [option(s)] -pSKFPOFF.ROM <Enter>

The following command line options are available:

	-p <file>	path to the file to be downloaded into the FPROM
	-s <slot>	Slot number (i.e. the PCI device index)
	-r		remote option (must be used if DLI loaded)
	-n		do not produce any output (quiet mode)

Note:	If only one SK-NET FDDI PCI adapter is installed, FLASHFP
	will automatically use this adapter. If, however, more than one
	adapter is installed, the slot number of the desired adapter must
	be specified.

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