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How do I create a net boot disk for winxp with network card realtek rtl8139/810x family fast ethernet nic

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by w2ktechman In reply to net boot disk

you need a dos driver for the NIC

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by sgt_shultz In reply to net boot disk

is this what you want?
<snipped from kb at support.symantec.com>
(Technical Information:
The installation files for the Microsoft Client for MS-DOS are available for download from Microsoft's FTP site. )

How to create a Microsoft Client boot disk

Situation:
This document describes how to create a Microsoft Client boot disk that allows you to map a drive so that you can store an image file.

Solution:
A Microsoft Network Client boot disk (also known as a Microsoft Client boot disk) is used to boot the computer to DOS, load the Network Interface Card drivers, load the Microsoft Client, and (optionally) load and run Ghost. The Microsoft Client is a set of files that enables the user to establish a connection between the local computer (client computer) and another computer on the Windows network by mapping a network drive.

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by sgt_shultz In reply to

Automatically create a client disk
To automatically create a Microsoft Client boot disk, choose the option Drive Mapping Boot Disk in Ghost Boot Wizard. This option is only available in enterprise Ghost versions, Symantec Ghost 6.5 and later.

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by sgt_shultz In reply to

Create a client disk with Windows NT
If you have a Windows NT Server, you can use the Network Client Administrator in the Administrative Tools to create the client disk. Directions for creating a client disk are included in the NWclient.zip file. NWclient.zip includes the files NWclient.doc and NWclient.rtf, and the file can be uncompressed with PKZip.

In addition, the Windows NT Network Client Administrator can create other types of Microsoft Client disks. These clients are also available from Symantec:

TCP/IP NetFlex3 client
IPX NE2000 client
IPX NE2000 client created with Microsoft Client for MS-DOS
Create a Microsoft Client for MS-DOS disk
If you are trying to connect to a Windows 95 workstation, you can use the Microsoft Client for MS-DOS.

To download, uncompress, and expand the files
Download the following two files by clicking their names:
DSK3-1.EXE
DSK3-2.EXE
Double-click DSK3-1.EXE to uncompress it. (After the files are uncompressed, the last character of the file will end with an underscore ( _ ) symbol, as shown in the left column of the table below.)
Double-click DSK3-2.EXE to uncompress it. The same file may be in DSK3-1.EXE and DSK3-2.EXE. You get a message that a duplicate file exists and be asked if you want to overwrite it. If this happens, press "n" on the keyboard when prompted to Overwrite.

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by sgt_shultz In reply to

Double-click Expand.exe located in the list of uncompressed files. A DOS screen for the Expand.exe utility appears.
Type the first file name, as shown in the table below, after "Compress file." The complete path to the file must be included. (For example, if the uncompressed file is located in C:\Temp, the complete path will be "C:\Temp\EMSBFR.EX_".)
Type the expanded file name, as shown in the table below, after "Expanded file." (For example, emsbfr.exe.) Be sure to type in the complete path to the destination folder.
Repeat steps 4 through 6 for each file identified in the following table.
Filenames when uncompressed Filenames when expanded
EMSBFR.EX_ EMSBFR.EXE
IFSHLP.EX_ IFSHLP.EXE
LMHOSTS LMHOSTS
NEMM.DO_ NEMM.DOS
NET.EX_ NET.EXE
NET.MS_ NET.MSG
NETBIND.CO_ NETBIND.COM
NETH.MS_ NETH.MSG
NETWORK_ NETWORKS
NMTSR.EX_ NMTSR.EXE
PROTMAN.DO_ PROTMAN.DOS
PROTMAN.EX_ PROTMAN.EXE
PROTOCOL PROTOCOL
TCPDRV.DO_ TCPDRV.DOS
TCPTSR.EX_ TCPTSR.EXE
TCPUTILS.IN_ TCPUTILS.INI
TINYRFC.EX_ TINYRFC.EXE
UMB.CO_ UMB.COM
Three other files are needed. The files are Emm386.exe, Himem.sys, and WFWSYS.CFG. Emm386.exe and Himem.sys may already exist on your computer.

To find these files
Click Start > Search > For Files or Folders...
Type emm386.exe into the "Search for files or folders named:" box.
Repeat these steps to search your computer for Himem.sys and WFWSYS.CFG.
If the files do not exist on your computer, they will have to be obtained from an alternate source on the Internet.

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by CG IT In reply to net boot disk

here's a link to Bart's network boot disk along with a listing of NIC drivers [yours included in the listing under avaiable NIC plugins].

http://www.nu2.nu/bootdisk/network/?PHPSESSID=dc354829bb216869cd146c6f994aeeb4

gives instructions.

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