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Network boot disk with xircom NIC

By R3dh@t ·
Trying to build a network boot disk to install win2k on dell Laptops the network card in the laptop is a Xircom Credit card Ethernet Adapters. The Laptop boots OK but when it get to the stage of installing the NIC drivers I get the following message

?selected memory address d4000, IO address 280, IRQ 11 The selected memory segment is in use?.

I have tried various memory setting with no joy as yet, Can anybody help, is this a protocol.ini problem or a config.sys problem?


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Config.sys

files=30
device=a:\net\ifshlp.sys
lastdrive=z
DEVICE=a:\net\HIMEM.SYS
DEVICE=A:\NET\EMM386.EXE NOEMS
DOS=HIGH,UMB
DEVICE=a:\HIMEM.SYS
DOS=HIGH,UMB

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Protocol.ini

[network.setup]
version=0x3110
netcard=XIRCOM$,1,XIRCOM$,1
transport=tcpip,TCPIP
lana0=XIRCOM$,1,tcpip

[XIRCOM$]
drivername=XIRCOM$
ioaddress=0x280
interrupt=03
memory=0xdffff


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

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


Thanks

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by R3dh@t In reply to Network boot disk with xi ...

Please see Protocol.ini below as the first Paste above did not display properly..

Protocol.ini

[network.setup]
version=0x3110
netcard=XIRCOM$,1,XIRCOM$,1
transport=tcpip,TCPIP
lana0=XIRCOM$,1,tcpip

[XIRCOM$]
drivername=XIRCOM$
ioaddress=0x280
interrupt=03
memory=0xdffff


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

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

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by curlergirl In reply to Network boot disk with xi ...

Well, clearly some device that loads before you get to the point of loading the NIC drivers is using IRQ 11 and the memory address 0x280, so your NIC card can't get control of that memory address. I'm not that familiar w/Xircom, but most NIC cards these days are intelligent enough not to require a hard-coded memory address or IRQ. I'd try simply leaving the ioaddress= line of the protocol.ini file blank and see if that works. Hope this helps!

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by JackOfAllTech In reply to Network boot disk with xi ...

In your CONFIG.SYS file, you need to add a parameter to the EMM386 line. Should be

DEVICE=A:\NET\EMM386.EXE X=D400-D800 NOEMS

Ralph

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by R3dh@t In reply to

I did not realize the significance of NOEMS until today, after searching the net and leaning various parameters I can now install the card from the Network boot disk.

Rgds

Justin.

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