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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.)

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

1. copy the system from the 9x machine onto the diskette with explorer
2. run the installation from the DOS 3.0 client from the NT machine
3. Copy the MSNET folder you created down to the diskette
4. Copy the new autoexec.bat and config.sys down to the diskette
5. edit the autoexec.bat and config.sys so that they point to the diskette folder.
Reboot from that disk and it will bring up the machine without a hard drive.

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

This looked like a viable option, but I couldn't follow the directions. I wish I could say this worked, this looked like the best solution to my question out of all of them.

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by rindi1 In reply to Creating a DOS Network Bo ...

You'll have to try to get hold of Windows for Workgroups for DOS, with that you should be able to create a boot diskette which can connect to the network. This is the same client which is on the nt4 server CD. Unfortunately, it doesn't come with theworkstation version, but the standalone version shouldn't cost too much. If you can't find a copy, send me a mail, I'll try to get hold of one for you (it's about 2.5 MB).

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

Didn't really help, but the WfW option was the only one that worked. Of course, getting ahold of WfW was impossible within the timeframe that this question was important.

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

Check out, WWW.BovisTech.co.uk you will find several TCP/IP boot disk just for such a request. Download the self extracting files and have a disk ready, most are flexible enough to work on any network with minimal changes. Send me some comments (viathe web site) about the disks/site not been up very long!

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

The TCP/IP boot disk you have as an example on your site is for ghosting machines. This is not what I was doing, but it did provide a fairly good example of what one should look like, once you isolated the ghost application parameter commands.

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