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I am currently having this problem with creating a Ghost Network Boot disk.  I am using a SIS900 on board network card.  And, it's just having problem when it is running the IBM netbeui, and it just stuck there.  Any suggestion on how I can solve this problem??  Thanks
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go to www.bootdisk.com and check there

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Any reason you're running Netbeui? Is the image on a server? What server is it on? What protocols?

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I usually use tcp-ip with ghost multicast server.  On the boot disk I use the dos drivers, but this is where I sometimes need to fool around with different versions of the driver.

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Why dont you rather create an IP bootdisk which makes use of DHCP and connect to where you want it to connect to.

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I agree, I have found that dhcp along with ghost multicast server offers the most versitile arrangement.

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well..to be honest.  I tried to use an IP bootdisk by using DHCP server, but unfortunately, the DHCP isn't responding at all.  Therefore, it's just stuck there.  And also, the reason that I use netbeui because that's the protocol that Ghost use when I use their create boot disk function.  For some reason, this method works well for some of the IBM machines that we got.  But not the machines that have Sis900 card.  
Unfortunately, I haven't got an image on a server yet, because I am trying to create one from the machines.  But it just won't be able to talk to my ghost server at all.


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well..to be honest.  I tried to use an IP bootdisk by using DHCP server, but unfortunately, the DHCP isn't responding at all.  Therefore, it's just stuck there.  And also, the reason that I use netbeui because that's the protocol that Ghost use when I use their create boot disk function.  For some reason, this method works well for some of the IBM machines that we got.  But not the machines that have Sis900 card.  
Unfortunately, I haven't got an image on a server yet, because I am trying to create one from the machines.  But it just won't be able to talk to my ghost server at all.


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I have a ip boot disk create util. Email me and I will pass it on.

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Place a static address in the protocol.ini and check the settings of the nic. What are the IRQ and mem address settings?

Is there a wattcp.cfg file in the net directory. What are the settings?
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 You may want to try this site:
http://www.nu2.nu/

  It has a handy little network bootdisk utility, with drivers for most NIC cards and allows you alot of room for configuring how you login to the network (i.e. DHCP, Static IP, Netbui)  I have used it with great success to image all of the machines in my enterprise.
I would set the IP address when making the boot disk. But obviously you won't be able to use that disk when sending the image out, if sending to more than one comp. Are you useing the right driver, NDIS2. I have had a lot of trouble with that onboard stuff, finding drivers etc, especially with SiS. This might sound stupid, but you have tried this with another boot disk you've made. Also you may have a faulty 'boot disk maker' program.
         Goodluck            

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