Nvidia Nforce DOS drivers - For use with Ghost

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Hi guys,

I am looking - desparately looking for DOS drivers to use with Ghost. I have 22 x HP Pro MT3015 that I need to image asap. Can anyone help me with links to downloads sites. I know nvidia don't make these drivers. I have a tight deadline to meet.

The NIC specs are:-

NVIDIA Ethernet Driver

VERSION: 73.1.0

Thanks in advance.

 
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Steven CarnahanAssistant Vice President\Network Manager

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According to NVIDIA's site you need to get the driver from the MB manufacturer. According to what I find on HP's site they only have drivers for XP:  http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareDownloadIndex?softwareitem=ob-42431-1&cc=us&lc=en&dlc=en&product=1842155

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I don't believe you will be able to find DOS drivers for the chipset. I think your best option would be to install an NIC that has DOS drivers available.
Adam LeinssSystems Administrator

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Do you have maintainence on Ghost?  If so, you can use Ghost32 and therefore WinPE.   The DOS days with Ghost are drawing to an end.
Ben Personick (Previously QCubed)Lead SaaS Infrastructure Engineer

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Your best bet is to use BartPE, you can then use the Ghost32.exe file available on the ghost boot disk to get the familliar ghost GUI but have all the drivers that you want and can run in windows.  That is how I did it until I switched over to G4L.

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Thanks all for your suggestions. I am running out of time on the deadline. The final image for these computers is XP Pro. Can't install another NIC as it would void the warranty. So, I am thinking of using some disk copy utility to copy the image onto an external HDD and restore onto all the 22 computers. any idea what software I can use - preferably a free software package???

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I use Acronis True Image. You can get the free trial here.
http://www.acronis.com/homecomputing/products/trueimage/ 
Lead SaaS Infrastructure Engineer
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G4L works beautifully, and is completely free.

 All you need is either an ftp server or a spare USB hard drive to take the image and restore the image.

You should be able to run G4L in RAW mode to take an image in an hour or less.

Before you take the image however you should log onto the XP machine and run Nullfile.exe to get the fastest copy time, as if the hard drives have been in use a lot and are very large the image can get a bit large or take 2 hours to make and bring back.

Just like Ghost multiple clients can connect to the ftp server to grab the image at the same time.
Ben Personick (Previously QCubed)Lead SaaS Infrastructure Engineer

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Here is a link to G4L on Sourceforge as I could not do that from my phone this AM:

http://sourceforge.net/projects/g4l/

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Wasn't excactly what I needed but helped get the job done.
Ben Personick (Previously QCubed)Lead SaaS Infrastructure Engineer

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Glad I could help! =)

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