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Symantec Corporate Ghost 7.5 and Broadcom 440x NICs

I have a new Dell Dimension 2400 which uses an integrated Broadcom 440x on the mobo.  I'm trying to create a bootable floppy to image the disk over our LAN to a backup server.  However, Corporate Ghost 7.5 does not have a driver for this NIC and my efforts to integrate a new 440x driver have not been successful.  Any suggestions?

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Christopher McKayMicrosoft Network AdministratorCommented:
I've had the same difficulty with another NIC, and the way I got around it was going through the wizard in windows specifying that I wanted to do a backup of the local drive to a network share, then I watched which driver it selected for the reboot. I copied the driver to my selcted boot disk, and it worked fine for me. The driver wasn't even one I would have considered, (A generic driver, and it was used on a 3com card)

Hope this helps!


I have found the Intel Pro 100 works for a number of different NICs, even though it shouldn't!
Check this page :

Search for "Broadcom 440x"
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Run Network Bootdisk option from the Ghost Boot Wizard.
Choose a D-Link DFE530-TX + Next
Use PC-DOS + Next
"Symantec Ghost" + Ghost.exe path + Next
Choose DHCP if you have a DHCP server or give an IP and the correct subnet mask.
Format a floppy + Next

Open A: in the Explorer
Delete \net\DLKPCI.dos
Edit \net\protocol.ini and replace drivername = DLKPCI$ by drivername = B44$ then save it
Edit \config.sys and replace DEVICE=\net\DLKPCI.dos by DEVICE=\net\B44.dos Then save it

Run/Settings your Ghostcast Server.
Reboot the computer you want to dump with the above floppy inserted.

I tested it fine now (ASUS P4PE with Broadcom 440x integrated chipset).

And voilĂ .
rolarenAuthor Commented:
Thanks bunches. Worked like a charm.
Longbow, I know it has been a long time since you posted this!  However I am now faced witht he same 440x trouble.  I followed your steps you listed above.  I got a little confused when you go to the part that says:
Run/Settings your Ghostcast Server.
what am I supposed to do here?   i followed all the other steps and the boot disk still did not work :(  I am hoping that this mystery step will solve my troubles!

Thank you, have a nice day,

the ghost server allows you to do the job remotely.
first running and setting up the ghost server then
inserting the floppy on a networked pc and boot on it
i do not understand what' s your probrem here...
any error message ?
do u have the correct .dos file ? Not corrupted.
I have the same problem but am using Ghost 7.0 Enterprise
please advise
Hello Zevell,
It was a long time i used those softwares.
Since we used PowerQuest product and now Microsoft's WAIK.
Please try to explain your problem.
I will see if i can help.
I have a dell 1505 laptop which uses an onboard broadcom 440 10/100 nic.
I am trying to use ghost 7. 0 enterprise edition for image creation of this laptop
I cannot find the drivers which ghost would use on the client side on the floppy boot disk
please advise
Take the DOS Ndis2 driver on this page
Save the b44.dos file following the instructions above.
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