Universal TCP/IP Network Bootdisk (Version 6.5 - 23/MAY/2010)

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  1. ic32k1

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    Try using xcopy source destination /S /E

    that will copy everything including folders. e.g.

    xcopy . c:\xp /S /E

    That worked for me.
     
  2. Iceman

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    Has the latest beta changed, driver? As I mentioned, the last one I tried fails at the menu for me. This was new behavor
     
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    Nope. Been too busy. Worked 240+ hours this month so far! :shock:
     
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    Comon.. you don't NEED 8 hours of sleep.. ;)
     
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    Update

    Version 4.8 Released

    I've finally uploaded v4.8 Highly recommend upgrading to this version, as there's been quite a few fixes/improvements this time.

    Now 67 drivers. Most should work, but some of them, like the xircom ones, are pretty dodgy IMO.

    Highlights:
    * Menu 'illegal operation' Crashing Fixed. YAH!!! :cool:
    * Improved Menu System, scrolling network card selection screen, more help text
    * PROTOCOL.INI is now dynamically generated on the fly.
    * Manual speed/duplex selection for SiS900 chipset.
    * Beta Support for quickly adding an extra driver by placing it, along with it's protocol.ini snipet in the A:\FILECOPY\CUSTOM1.DOS folder.
    * Nforce+Packet Driver scripting correction.
    * 3COM Gigabit support, along with a couple of other driver requests.


    Let us know if it works/doesn't work. :)

    DOWNLOAD:
    http://members.iinet.net.au/~bdriver/bootdisk/download/download.cgi?current

    WEBSITE: with more info...
    http://members.iinet.net.au/~bdriver/bootdisk/



    edit: btw, that download link only works from my site and ocau forums - so when telling your mates, favorite websites, etc, please link them back to the website URL! ;)
     
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  6. Mariah

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    Driver, I have a few questions if you could be so kind :)

    1) How do you add all drivers to the disk in Nero? Because so far I've been just adding the disks to the floppy, testing it, then burning it to CD. I would like to just select the boot floppy, and add all the .cab driver files into the 'file explorer' of nero, but because it shows up as empty, I'm not sure where to put the files.

    2) Is it possible to make the disk not wait for input, or even better, 'hide' what it's doing?
     
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    Mariah...

    1) The file explorer part of nero, is the "CD" part of the disk. Imaging the disk to a bootCD works good cause of the floppy disk emulator function that it can do. To access the proper "CD" part of the disk, you need to load CD-ROM drivers (in DOS) first, before executing the menu, loading the client. Therefore this would require a little bit of modding to the scripts.

    2). To prevent the menu from displaying, but still allowing it to process, decode the network password etc, edit A:\menupref.bat and change the timeout line so it =0.


    hmm about a 100 downloads in 24hrs so far :)
     
  8. ORiGINAL

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    Thanx for this mate, so far it has worked on

    AcerMate 950
    Acerpower 4300
    Acerpower 4100
    HP Brio
    Acer Altos Server
    IBM PC 300PL

    All with auto detection and no problems at all, I managed to get a system ghosted up to the server that has been troubling us for weeks.

    Great work on this little(HUGE) project. :thumbup:
     
  9. FrankGrimes

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    Yeah I've used it alot on our work machines (3com and Intel NIC's) and it works a treat. Great for ghosting images over the LAN.
     
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    Great to hear it's working out! :)


    Has any one experienced problems with running an "auto-execute command" / logon script style batch file in this version? I had an email from somone saying that it wouldn't work, but I've yet to see a problem myself!
     
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    CD version?

    Thanks for all the work you have put into this boot disk! I use it for ghosting and it's very quick. One question, have you considered making a version that does not rely on extracting the boot files, because of the floppy limitation, to make it more optimized for a CD? Maybe have an alternative directory so that end users and copy NIC drivers directly to the CD to advance auto detection?
     
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    As I've said previously, I've been sticking to the 1.44MB disk size since most of the School Lab machines I use the disk on to do not have CD-ROM drives.

    However now the latest trend is not to have A: drives either, so now I'm starting to modify the disk so it'll boot off other media, like USB Flash Drives, and CD (without using any floppy emulation)

    For the PC's (well mostly laptops) that don't have A: drives, I use Nero's BootableCD Floppy disk emulation to boot off CD that way. You can then burn extra stuff on to the "CD" part of the disk too.

    HOWEVER if you want to access the CD part of the disc, you need to manually boot the disk via floppy first, so you can enable CD-ROM driver support, so the DOS IDE CD driver is loaded as R: drive.
     
  15. thetron

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    I'd just like to see your network bootdisk. On The next version of ubcd
     
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    I'm back!

    Version 4.9 Released

    Quote off my site, there's been quite a few changes this time...


    Linkage: http://www.users.on.net/~driver/bootdisk
     
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    I do :).
     
  19. Zzapped

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    Me too........keep up the good work, this has proved a very handy tool at work

    Cheers

    Steve
     
  20. drbyatch

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    does it work from boot cd?

    does it work from a boot cd?
    i dont believe in floppy disks anymore

    most of the software i use will work if u just chuck the floppy drive files onto a cd (using nero boot cd tho)
     

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