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I have an (old) Abit SA7 motherboard (chipset 647) on my computer. In de Advanced BIOS Features Setup Menu you can set the boot sequence by means of the "First Boot Device", "Second Boot Device" of "Third Boot Device". For each of these you can choose the option "LAN" among the others. Further in d section "Integrated peripherals" you have an option "onboard LAN Boot ROM" that you can set to enabled. Does this mean that you can boot from a NAS-server?

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During the boot process you will see on the screen to press a certain key to enter setup
Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS the scroll down to advanced bios features press enter change your first boot device to cd,press escape then press f10 to save to cmos to restart
(note after you have loaded the operating system you must go back and change the first boot device to your hard drive)
The BIOS is AMI. Under ADVANCED SETUP:
The options listed for 1st,2nd ,3rd Boot device include:
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IDE-3 means Sec slave ?

hope this helps

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