Network boot

Depending on your embedded system's requirements or on your development process, you can load the image via an Ethernet network. On some embedded boards, the ROM monitor contains the BOOTP code. On a PC with an ISA or PCI network card, some form of boot ROM is placed into the address space of the processor, where we assume the PC BIOS will transfer control to it. The BOOTP code knows how to talk to the networking hardware and how to get the image from a remote system.