Need help to create bootable floppy with auto NIC detection

I tried http://www.nu2.nu/bootdisk/network/
it somehow does not work for me, not sure if i did it wrong or wat, but website does not show much details too.

does anyone have a sample of bart bootdisk with network support (auto detect NIC) ?
i'd really appreciate it if someone could send me a sample disk image.

any other suggestions that work are welcome too
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kelvinightAsked:
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nobusCommented:
try a Knoppix bootcd, it has inbuild lan support (and usb, and more):
http://www.knopper.net/knoppix/index-en.html
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SuperBigMightyMouseCommented:
http://www.ubcd4win.com/  Always works well for me.   You will just need a copy of a windows XP with SP1/SP2.   Also I would just recommend turning off the mutltiboot plugin,  that plugin always caused problems for me.

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SuperBigMightyMouseCommented:
sorry just ready now that you were looking for a floppy disk.  please ignore my last comment.
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kelvinightAuthor Commented:
OK, maybe i wasn't clear
The disk I need is floppy image, and has to be floppy image (1.44 or 2.88M both work fine)
The reason being that is that I need to deploy it over PXE for reimaging.

Thus, floppy image only please!

much appreciated
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conradjonesCommented:
What server are you using for PXE booting? we use WDS and it allows me to PXE boot a windows PE wim file, which I just add standard windows drivers to (  a lot easier than trying to find dos drivers still )

it boots up over the network and I run ghost32 from that.
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RCEMortimerCommented:
Bart stopped work on his DOS boot disk a while ago and moved onto Bart PE (an XP based boot disk)

For a DOS net boot disk with current drivers try http://netbootdisk.com/

If you just want a command line and drivers try the Windows Automated Installation Kit (WAIK). It is available from the Microsoft download site and will give you a windows command line environment - Note this will not support many DOS based imaging tools but does have it's own image tool - ImageX (ImageX is not a sector for sector tool and by design re-sets windows product activation to "Not Activated").

Depending on what you want to do a lot of the Linux based rescue disks are good for imaging disks or fixing common windows problems (off line registry editors etc.)
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RCEMortimerCommented:
We deploy the WAIK over PXE from a Linux server. The information is mainly in the WAIK PXE help section, You will need a to set up a windows boot loader and load that from the PXE to chain load your WAIK disk image. Hardware requirements for the WAIK can be more than some embedded devices can handle but for desktops the WAIK is the answer. We even have an automated image deployment front end using VBS/WMI to detect hardware and HTA for user input.

We also PXE boot Clonezilla for sector for sector imaging.
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conradjonesCommented:
you can run third party imaging tools from the WAIK such as ghost
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Adam LeinssServer SpecialistCommented:
Take a look at: http://www.leinss.com/uninet.html
I did find a copy of a multiboot diskette I created back in Sepember 2005: http://leinss.com/files/vanity/unetboot.exe
I'll remove this file in a few days: so if you want it, please download as soon as you can.  
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kelvinightAuthor Commented:
thanks guys for all your advices.

I have symantec deploy center, and all images are gho. files, so i guess WAIK is not really an options for me.

aleinss
thanks for your file, i will tested it and get back to you.
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kelvinightAuthor Commented:
Hi aleinss
I tested unetboot.exe it works.
and I know bart website has info, how to create such floppy disk, however, when I followed instructions and did it manually, the disk didnot work.
so I'm wondering if i ever need to add another new NIC driver, can i simply make a cab file and copy into ndis on the disk that is created by your unetboot.exe ?
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Adam LeinssServer SpecialistCommented:
That is correct.
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kelvinightAuthor Commented:
Hi aleinss

I know this question is closed, but i found there are files and a folder named PROFILE within etc folder on the disk created by your program.

Would you plz explain a little more bout this folder and what those files for?

Many thanks
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Adam LeinssServer SpecialistCommented:
From my memory...there should be a plain text file in that PROFILE folder that has settings for things such as DHCP, what your domain name is, whether to randomize the NETBIOS name, etc.  You can edit this profile to whatever settings you want.  I would recommend using notepad to edit the file so it keeps the correct formatting.
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