We have recently started purchasing the new line of Dell Optiplexes, the 760's for our standard computer configuration within my company. For the life of me I cannot get a boot disk created for this model of Optiplex - none of the methods I use to create a Network boot disk with this computer's drivers are working for me.
I have gone to the Dell support site www.dell.com/support
to Drivers and Downloads - Entered the service tag which is 9RH36J1 - set the OS to WinXP pro (not that I think it matters booting into Ghost/DOS) then downloaded the Network>Inte 825xx Gigabit Platform LAN Network Device. The file is R207259.exe, I run it which extracts the files, I go to the driver directory\dos\nsids2 and there is a file called e1000.dos which I *think* is the file needed for the Network Boot wizard in Ghost.
So I typically Run Ghost Boot Wizard,
select Network Boot Package, click next
Choose NDIS2 Driver, click OK
From here I've tried pressing Browse and choosing the .dos driver mentioned above, I've also tried just pressing Setup and selecting the directory where the NDIS driver should be.
Then I basicaly finish the wizard with the defaults - Use PC DOS, Symantec Ghost, ghost.exe, DHCP, and I choose format disk and create the boot disk to a flash drive
I can boot off of the disk but I get some variation that the network driver fails to load, then in Ghost the Ghost Cast boot options are grayed out.
Help! Thanks much.