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By argentosw ·
I need to create a Network Boot disk from scratch. I need to boot from this disk to a network server and use the ghost facility on the server to download a ghost image on to various desktop pc's. Where do I begin??
The type of network card on the desktops is a 3com 3c920 integrated fast Ethernet controller 3c905ctx compatible. Thanks.

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by erikdr In reply to Network Boot Disk

1) If you have genuine Symantec/Norton Ghost, this will contain all instructions. However it might require a Microsoft NT (!) CD to copy some files from.
2) Otherwise, the NT Server contains a 'Network disk creator' utility. Unfortunate to some, inW2K this was replaced by the RIS client diskette creator which makes quite more narrowminded clients (not directly suitable for Ghost etc.). However 3Com has a tool on their website which patches the RIS diskettes to become more widely usable.
3) If all else fails, download the Microsoft LAN Manager DOS client from the MS website. May sound strange, but this is what is being used under the hood in 2) too. Configuring manually can however be painful.

At your service,

<Erik> - The Netherlands

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by Michael Wells In reply to Network Boot Disk

You can bo to http://www.boot.com and they have several boot configuations you can download.
Follow the instructions and you should be able to do what you need to do.

I believe they also have a combination boot disk that incorporates network booting and ghosting.

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