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We have been trying to get a boot disk going for a few days now so that we can use ghost software. Net card (el90x.dos)initiates but when it gets to : net start, it fails...we modified the system.ini and protocol.ini to reflect the net card(3com el905x) and tcp/ip settings along with domain name. Does anyone have a working boot disk they can email us? If anything can you provide me with your configuration...in any case the email address is compusource@mindspring.com
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by:jlove1
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what error message are you recieving?
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by:kayla
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It just hangs on net start...Does anyone have a working Network boot disk? If you do can you please email...
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by:mvz121697
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I have made my own network bootdisk for 3com 905 Etherlink XL cards. It does not include TCP/IP however. Can you still use it ?


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snimmaga earned 200 total points
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If you are trying to use MS Network Client to create this bootdisk, don't go with TCP/IP.  It is a good idea to just go with the NetBEUI protocol if you can.  The reason why your Net Start hangs is that the protocol cannot bind to the card giving a NetBind error.  There was a fix for Token Ring card with the new IBMTOK.DOS file, where as I could not find one with the Etherlink configuration.
Good Luck...
Srini.
Ps: you don't need a disk from anybody.  Just run your MS Network Client's Setup program and undo the TCP/IP settings.
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by:kayla
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I got the boot disk working with TCP/IP...I noticed that the protocol.ini had the wrong settings. Thanks to everyone for your help, it is greatly apprecciated.


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