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

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  1. saba

    saba Evil Vizier

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    I had the same problem. About two days ago I tried to do a network install of windows, and I downloaded this boot disk with full of enthusiam, but its such a hassle trying to source a win98 boot disk!

    Even when I did, half the files that were required were missing!
     
  2. Iceman

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    Ok I added the missing files from windows directories but.. the disk doesnt work for me

    It detects the card correctally and assigns tcp ip settings (its sitting there errored right now .. yet I can ping the machine)

    It gets up to:

    MS-DOS Lan manager v2.1 Netbind
    Fast Etherenet board's ethernet address <the address here>
    microsoft dos tcp/ip 1.0a

    Error 1: An Internal Error has occured

    then I get the batch file error message about 'possible causes'.. yet its none of those.. what gives?

    The cards a realtek 10/100, obtain via dhcp or assign still gives the same error.. any ideas?
     
  3. littlee

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    Now to make a bootable CD eh?
     
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  4. littlee

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    Check you net.exe syntax.. Well that's all I can remember right now.. :)

    Step through it (F8) and see where the error happens.
     
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    Nice pickup about the ping working :)

    It's the Realtek 8139 10/100 driver your using? Might be a binding problem, ie, the M$ client didn't bind to tcp/ip correctly.

    What happens if TCP/IP is manually set?

    Has anyone else had problems with the 8139? Or had it working?

    Protocol.ini syntax actually, although it looks okay to me.
     
  6. littlee

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    Well, I had the same error with net.exe once.

    I got sick of using floppies (too slow) and burned all of mine onto a cd.. much quicker. albiet a bit hard to edit (unless of course it's a CDRW) also support for Netware is good..
     
  7. JaVa

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    I have used your Disk with a Realtek 8139 and an 8029 no problems.
     
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    I finished off version 2.3 last week too. Few changes to the way things work, bugfixes etc. It's been quite a while since the last release, so I can't remember if I've updated any of the drivers, or what I've done really. :p

    I had a look....
    ...using FreeDOS. Good feeling here, but FreeDOS seems way too buggy at the moment, so it's normal M$DOS for the time being.
    ...Ghost MultiCast support: Can't do. Doesn't like M$ TCP/IP stack.
    ...using emm386 / himem.sys replacements instead of the M$ ones. I'd really like to do this, particularly replacing emm386 with a freeware alternative, because this file seems the hardest to obtain apparently. If anyone hacks the disk with an alternative, do say so :)

    The RAM Drive is now resizable too. Resize it by a:\tdsk <size> Might come in handy. Might not. One less M$ file either way.

    Hopefully a bit more free space on the disk too - all EXE's on the disk are self-extracting compressed files.


    I'll package and upload it now and then EDIT the new link in. :)
     
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  9. SoundOff

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    NTFS and boot disk

    My friend just killed his winXP install and has asked me to try and save all his mp3 / DBZ episodes (and other collectibles) before i format the machine for him.

    If i boot up with this bootdisk will i be bale to share his winXP formatted hard disk ?

    he has an old win98 machine there doing nothing, I am hoping i can copy is files to that over the network before i nuke the disk
     
  10. JaVa

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    SoundOff I had to do the same but with Win2k.
    Chances are its an NTFS partition so put NTFSDOS (the freeware from www.sysinternals.com) on the disk.

    On the win98 machine give it a static IP and share a folder.

    Just boot off the disk, map the share (eg 'net use x: \\win98\share') and then run NTFSDOS.
    That will allow the disk to access the NTFS partition.
     
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    Soundoff,

    do what JaVa said, share a folder on the Win98 box, then use the bootdisk to get the machine up on the network, then map a drive to the share on the 98 box, then copy all the files accross.

    Remember, The disk can only connect to shares, not host shares itself. (hehe bigger..asked many times before)

    Of course, if the XP box has NTFS, you'll need NTFS pro!
     
  12. SoundOff

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    whats NTFS pro ?

    i assume its just like NTFSDOS ??

    which is better / smaller ?

    anyways this is looking good, should be able to save his files for him without having to dismantle the PC
     
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    VERSION 2.32

    Version 2.32 is now ready for download.

    Get it here. http://users.bigpond.net.au/driver/bootdisk

    The ZIP file is a little different this time, read the instructions on the website. I hope this isn't too hard.

    There is also now a FAQ on the website.

    Let me know how you all go.
     
  14. SoundOff

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    somewhat working !

    w00t the new version works with my ALN-325 :)

    excellent

    however it still doesnt work with my SMC EtherEZ ISA card

    Using the SMC8000 driver it appears to probe correctly, shows the right chipset (8416), IO address and IRQ and then boots as if all is well. but i cant see or connect to any shares, and cant even ping the machine.

    anyway atleast it works with my acer card, next step is to try the whole NTFSDOS thing.

    A few bugs i noticed.

    1. when it shows your previous settings the Gateway always shows an extra . on the end of the address. ie it always says 192.168.0.1. for me

    2. net show crashes if it cant see any shares. probably a net thing that you cant do anything about ?

    Apart from that very very sweet. nice work :)
     
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    Is the ISA card PnP? If it's not PnP then it won't work, unless you manually pull the disk apart and edit the driver's protocol.ini file with the correct i/o etc. I'll have to get my hands on that SMC card I saw today. :)

    Was the extra " . " screwing things up with the gateway setting? Did it look like just a screen only problem?

    Net Show??? You mean net view? or???
     
  16. SoundOff

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    yeah i meant net view - sorry ;)

    the card is PNP - autodetects for me in win95 / 98 / linux (i have a couple of them)

    the extra . appeared to be a screen only thing but i cant be sure cos the SMC card'ed box wouldnt work at all anyways.

    Listen if you want i could give you one of these cards for a few days, just rip it out of my car PC for a few days while i aint driving anywhere. I see your in the redlands .. i am too

    lemme know
     
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    yeah could do that, maybe on the weekend. I've got 10,000,000 work things piling up here atm :D
     
  18. SoundOff

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    absolutely no hurry on my part man, you just let me know if you are gonna have time and i will see how i go.

    I am always busy aswell, work uni etc

    would be sweet to get that card going, i think i have 4 of them on my network
     
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    Just wondering would people prefer either....

    a) more drivers, if so what ones?
    or
    b) extra utils inc: IDE CD-ROM driver support + mouse driver + text editor

    Ideally both, however the 2nd option would be eating in to driver storage space.


    Also, as of 2.32 problems with SiS900 driver are now solved too :)
     
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  20. Grim-Reaper

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    mouse :)

    and a few more drivers...:)
     
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