Broadcom 5751FX (embedded) DOS boot w/ network support
Posted on 2004-11-08
Dell recently moved from the GX270 desktop to the GX280 - effectively introducing a slew of new hardware variables. Among the numerous changes encapusalted with this shift, a new Broadcom network chipset was introduced. Unfortunately, this change has rendered all my Dell specific bootable USB keys, floppy disks and CDs useless. I am somewhere between a novice and semi-skilled tech when it comes to building simple NDIS based driver packages for DOS, but this thing has be stumped. Using the OEM Dell provided driver and the MFG broadcom.com provided driver I have failed to create a bootable disk/key that allows the net server service to start (I need to be able to mount UNC shares from DOS).
If anyone successfully created a simple network enabled boot disk that loads the BC 5751FX NDIS drivers (the one found in Dell's GX280 and some select HP's now too) for this card, could they please share with me how I could recreate this?
Since this is an extremely urgent matter and I believe the technical level is beyond a quick google search, I'm maxing out this question's value. Until it is resolved I am stuck with imaging my customers systems off boot CDs and not with Ghost.