Receiving PRO0008E Invalid Decimal Digit in PROTOCOL.INI File error with Ghost bootdisk created for Dell GX760
Posted on 2009-04-01
I will try to be as thorough & concise as I can. We have received Dell GX760 model PCs & I am attempting to create a Ghost bootdisk for them so I can create & save an image to be used.
Normally what I have done in the past is unpacked the driver installation & used the Ghost Boot Wizard to create a Drive Mapping Boot Package bootdisk utilizing the .dos driver. During the bootdisk creation we select the function 'DHCP will assign the IP settings'. We enter our domain and mapped drive and essentially follow the pre-defined defaults. Nothing extraordinary.
For whatever reason, the .dos driver from the Dell site just doesn't seem to work and the error in this question title keeps coming up. I've Googled the message & there isn't any IP addresses to edit or add spaces in the PROTOCOL.INI file since DHCP is automatically assinging the address.
I've tried using previous Dell GX755 and GX745 model drivers and some of our other older Dell bootdisks and no luck. I've been to Intel's website and downloaded the PRODOS_v13_5.exe file and using the driver included in there with no luck. I've tried looking up the DOS drivers for the Intel 825xx Gigabit platform but there aren't any to be found. It seems they are tailored by the OEM from the PRODOS_v13_5.exe source....
Our Ghost package is currently version 188.8.131.523
If anybody has had a similar issue and been able to resolve it, I'd appreciate some feedback.