win95 diskless intermittent problems
Posted on 1997-11-19
I am testing a win95 diskless install. I have a machine setup to boot from a floppy disk, attach to a novell 4.11 server, use the setmdir command to load the registry from the server, then load the GUI. About 1 out of 4 boot attempts, I get the error "while initializing device SHELL: cannot find or load required file KRNL386.EXE. The file was not found." This error occurs after the net use commands, and after the setmdir command, and just before the GUI would normally pop-up. I do not change a thing, just reboot, and it will work for a few times, and then fail again. The test machine is a p100 16 meg of RAM. The server is a p133 64 meg, netware 4.11. The server is a test server just for this project, there are no other users using it.