Unfortunately, I have a computer getting the following error when attempting to run hostNIC...
There has been a trial of Amalux, to use myNic.exe inside a PE here. That's really senceless.
Introduced by Amalux's trial, there has been a 'crazy idea' of MedEvil, to 'steel' drivers from the host here
Introduced by both, there has been a developer (me) to finish the team's work:
The result is a new hostNIC.Script.
You can download it from the nativeEx server.
I think that the same or similar procederes can be used for different (SATA, USB, ...) drivers.
- Remove all NIC (including emulator) drivers from your project
- Make your PE drive writable (BootSDI or FBWF)
- Build the project, hostNIC.Script included
- Burn a CD (cannot be tested in emulator because of missing host HDDs)
- Start the CD
- It will give an error message by PENetwork, that there is no network card
- Start Programs > nativeEx > hostNIC
- If necessary, change the default WinDir to your host's conditions
(If you see your driver's description in the topmost scroll box, do not change anything)
- Click 'Install'
- Run PENetwork
It will find your host's NIC and you have network connection!
I'll work on this.
As a result, like Nuno already posted, it may be possible, that with a minimum preinstalled drivers, you can access 'every host'.
Thanks to Amalux and MedEvil
This is the same PC which gave MyNIC a hard time but those issues were resolved with later versions. I've tried hostNIC with both FBWF and BootSDI (if that makes a differance); hostNIC works fine on other machines with these same boot discs. Maybe the issue that affected MyNIC is similar here with hostNIC?
Obviously, I don't need hostNIC to install the NIC driver on this machine, MyNIC works great and, therefore, I have a working driver script already. I just thought you might want to know that hostNIC is not working here and if you want, I'll be happy to help test it for you.