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

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  1. ToranaGuy

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    I'm looking at setting up my new server, dual pII 266, 128mb ram, 4.3gb scsi hdd and 20gb ide hdd's, up as a ghost image server for my boxen, and also an mp3 server for my lan, and maybe even a DivX or two. It's also going to be doing router duties, firewall, dhcp, nat and maybe even a small private ftp.

    The disc will certainly come in handy when playing with ghost.

    Cheers

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    I gather it's been working ok then? I'm interested to know if people have problems with the Intel Pro 100 drivers when DNS & Packet Driver are both enabled. -- Particually when used with notebooks.

    A second ZIP file is in the works too - an optional network share of free DOS utilities, including command-line CD-ROM driver installation, better text editor, location for NTFSDOS.EXE etc etc
     
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    Just happens that the Sony used a Pro100 adaptor. I mainly used it for windows networking, didn't really give internet access a go - but I'm pretty sure I could ping out to telstra.com etc.
     
  4. quirdan

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    Microsoft Bootdisk images can be found here and also here.

    Somebody may have already posted these links.
     
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    QUICK TIP RE: W2K shares / DOS IP stack / Symantec Ghost...

    There's a known problem with the DOS IP stack and it really can slow down ghost a shit load...

    only a problem with older (v6.5) versions of ghost, newer versions use the 8Kb buffersize I think..


    Symantec Info
     
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    UPDATED! Version 4.0 Beta

    Guys, Finally I have made an update to this bootdisk.

    New highlights for Version 4.0 (beta) includes:
    * 50 network card drivers included - still runs off just a single 1.44MB floppy! :D
    * Upgraded menu system
    * Based on WinXP boot files, instead of Win98 like before
    * No need to find your own emm386/himem.sys
    * No errors upon saving settings back to write protected disks (eg if the disk is burnt to a bootCD)
    * And a few other tweaks.

    Files/instructions on my website:
    http://users.bigpond.net.au/driver/bootdisk

    Enjoy :cool:
     
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  7. jabba

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    Is there any chance for any wlan cards to be added, drivers for cards based on the prism2 chipset would be nice but im not sure if there are any dos drivers for them.


    Damien
     
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    Yes, providing there are DOS/NDIS2 drivers for the card.

    If someone has the DOS drivers, then send them to me and I'll add them in. :)
     
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    If you want NTFS access, all you need to do is have a copy of NTFS-DOS, and other utils on a network share.

    eg \\server\bootdisk
    \DOS
    \ghost
    \ntfsdos
    \utils
    etc

    Then save a batch file under A:\FILECOPY\ with commands to automatically map to the share, then run NTFSDOS etc. Then in the menu, set the auto-execute command to the name of the batch file, so it runs automatically :)
     
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    I notice a few poeple have downloaded the new version. I gather it's been working for everyone then?

    Version 4.1 should be coming shortly too. :)
     
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    Version 4.1

    I've amazing been able to cram even more space out of the disk, even without removing any of the 50 LAN drivers - so now NTFS reading and CD-ROM support are included too!

    However, due to memory limitations in DOS, you'll have to pick and choose to see what extra options you can fit in to memory. ie. Enabling DNS+NTFS+CD runs out of memory for Intel cards, yet works for Netgear FA310 cards. Also using basic Redirector saves a lot of ram compared to Full redirector.

    Files and build instructions on my website:
    http://users.bigpond.net.au/driver/bootdisk
     
  13. nbk

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    I'd hate to be your floppy drive :)

    Good work.
     
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    Countless amounts of disks have been worn out / eaten by one machine or the other :p
     
  15. Splade

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    oooh, a new version already. I only just started using this the other day for an MP3 box project.

    Good work driver :)
     
  16. nux

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    Driver, would it be possible to add support for an Inspiron 4000 Network Driver?
    I think I have the dos drivers, and need to get my laptop working!
     
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    Sure can do.

    Do you know what network card chipset it has?

    Otherwise send me the drivers. bootdisk@hotpop.com
     
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    Email sent, would this be a small or long job?
     
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    Shouldn't take too long. I'll have it ready tomorrow night hopefully.
     
  20. kiwimeat

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    I'm using a 128 MB USB key with a boot manager (though that's a bit flaky or it could just be the bootable USB on the P4PE) - so much more convinient that floppies.

    Oh and yes your Boot Disk is on there somewhere.
     

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