General discussion

Locked

Creating a DOS Network Bootable Diskette

By TechAdept ·
How do I /manually/ create a DOS Network Bootable Diskette?

Assume I have the drivers for the Network Card, I have a Windows 95/98 OS to create Boot Disks with.

(Extra info: I am attempting to install Windows NT Workstation on workstations without CD roms and need a DOS Network Boot Disk to install via network. NOTE: Answers relating to any automated service for creating network boot disks in NT Server are unacceptable.)

This conversation is currently closed to new comments.

17 total posts (Page 1 of 2)   01 | 02   Next
| Thread display: Collapse - | Expand +

All Comments

Collapse -

Creating a DOS Network Bootable Diskette

by kevin_b In reply to Creating a DOS Network Bo ...

Why do you need a boot disk? just connect to the share with 95/98 or whatever and copy the i386 directory to the hard drive and then run winnt.exe and it should work.

Collapse -

Creating a DOS Network Bootable Diskette

by TechAdept In reply to Creating a DOS Network Bo ...

I wanted to manually create the DOS boot disk to connect to the network. Appreciate the suggestion of alternate solutions, but this won't work for me.

Collapse -

Creating a DOS Network Bootable Diskette

by DarthBuck In reply to Creating a DOS Network Bo ...

I hope this helps. This was copied from a technet article.

This article explains how to add an NDIS driver for Network Interface Cards
(NIC) that were not originally included in the Network Client Administrator.
This information applies to theNetwork Client version 3.0 for MS-DOS and
Windows Startup Disk.

Verify that the 3.5" HD disk to which the client files will be copied is a DOS
system disk and formatted under DOS. If the disk is formatted under NT, the copy
process will fail.

MORE INFORMATION
================

To configure this disk:

NOTE: The following example is for the Intel EtherExpressPro NIC; however, this
example can serve as a template for all NDIS compatible drivers.

1. Copy the Epro.dos driver to the A:\Net directory.

2. Modify the Net\Protocol.ini file and change the [EPRO$] section to
"drivername=EPRO$".

NOTE: The "drivername=" information is included on most manufacturers' disks
in the sample Protocol.ini file that comes with the network

Collapse -

Creating a DOS Network Bootable Diskette

by TechAdept In reply to Creating a DOS Network Bo ...

Didn't help

Collapse -

Creating a DOS Network Bootable Diskette

by DarthBuck In reply to Creating a DOS Network Bo ...

Well that didn't work very well did it. If you want the full article, E-mail me and I will send it to you.

t_buck@email.com

Collapse -

Creating a DOS Network Bootable Diskette

by TechAdept In reply to Creating a DOS Network Bo ...

not acceptable, you could have emailed me.

Collapse -

Creating a DOS Network Bootable Diskette

by Ravi In reply to Creating a DOS Network Bo ...

The Admin. Tools program group in NT Server has a utility to make the network boot disk.

Collapse -

Creating a DOS Network Bootable Diskette

by TechAdept In reply to Creating a DOS Network Bo ...

Did not work in my case. This is the reason I asked for how to make one manually.

Collapse -

Creating a DOS Network Bootable Diskette

by liebenberg In reply to Creating a DOS Network Bo ...

I know you say that you don't want this but it is the only way I can think of. Go to the computer that has the source files (assuming it is an Nt server computer) and create the installetion disk set from there. I assume you know that the first computer online should be the PDC (nt server computer) if you are creating a domain. To manually create a bootdisk for an NT installation you will need a NT boot disk which can not be created with a Win 95/98 machine only an NT machine.

Collapse -

Creating a DOS Network Bootable Diskette

by TechAdept In reply to Creating a DOS Network Bo ...

More detail please next time.

Back to Windows Forum
17 total posts (Page 1 of 2)   01 | 02   Next

Operating Systems Forums