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Network boot disk for laptops

By Charl ·
I have been successful in creating network boot disk for desktops, however, I would also like to do this for my Dell Latitude CPt and CPiA laptops. They have 3Com 10/100 network PC Card Adapters.

Stepwise instructions, and or copies of your own boot disks would be much appreciated.

TIA
Charl

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by stephen_ski In reply to Network boot disk for lap ...

laptop or desktop ...it makes no difference just get hold of the dos PCMCIA driver and bob`s your uncle?..... i have one disk (token ring) for both laptops and desktops
all you need to do is modify change the referneces in networks.ini config.sys and autoexec.bat to point to the new driver

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by Charl In reply to Network boot disk for lap ...
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by mark_lt In reply to Network boot disk for lap ...

We use the same laptop/nics and we do the same thing, I use it to image a new laptop to our spec with Drive image.

Use the dos drivers that came with the card to initialise the pcmcia slot first, then the card itself, if you want I can email you a winimage of my boot floppy.

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by Charl In reply to Network boot disk for lap ...
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by tobyheaford In reply to Network boot disk for lap ...

If you're using a DOS based client, you may need to install Card Services for the PCMCIA card.

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by Charl In reply to Network boot disk for lap ...
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by carl_ramkarran In reply to Network boot disk for lap ...

There are a couple of ways to establish network connectivity to the laptop via PCMCIA. The Dells are great in that you can use the NDIS drivers and initialize the NIC via DOS w/o Card Services. The trouble is making the disk. I would use the NT4 Server Network Client Boot Disks creator. Create a disk with your specs (DHCP or STATIC, Server info, etc.) and use any newer 3Com card listed (Obviously the PCMCIA card will not be on the list, but any semi recent 3Com card will do). After the disk has been created, make note of the (.dos) file such as elnk3.dos This is the file you will replace with the (.dos) file located on your PCMCIA driver disk under the NDIS directory. You will need to modify the protocol.ini and system.ini file and do a find and replace for any instance of (elnk3) to (xxxxx) the name of new your PCMCIA driver.

Another way to do it is to let Norton Ghost 6.0 Multicast Assist program create a multicast disk for you. Then run the server instance and send or recieve an image just fo

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by Charl In reply to Network boot disk for lap ...
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by cdub In reply to Network boot disk for lap ...

Create your boot disk as you would for the desktops then place the drivers for the PCMCIA card in the NET folder. Edit your protocol.ini to look something like this:[network.setup]
version=0x3110
netcard=ms$e100B,1,MS$E100B,1
transport=tcpip,TCPIP
lana0=ms$el00b,1,tcpip

[ms$el90X]
DriverName=EL90X$

[ms$e100B]
DRIVERNAME=E100B$

[protman]
drivername=PROTMAN$
PRIORITY=MS$NDISHLP

[tcpip]
NBSessions=6
DefaultGateway0=
SubNetMask0=
IPAddress0=
DisableDHCP=0
DriverName=TCPIP$
BINDINGS=ms$e100B
LANABASE=0

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