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Trouble with USB Boot device (networking)

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#1 T1ct4c

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Posted 15 May 2008 - 10:26 AM

Dear all,

I have managed to create a USB boot device for my HP DC5800 (yipee). It works as intended, connecting to the network etc etc.

However I would like to add network support for the DC5700 and the HP 6710b (laptop), and this is were i am stuck.

I have tried the Broadcom drivers for the DC5700, those did not work, I then did a search on the internet and discovered it might be an Intel card, so I tried those.

I came across another website (Barts) and tried creating a bootable USB from there, but alas I was unable to get it to work.

I think all I need is a different PROTOCOL.INI and .DOS driver for each of the network cards, would that seem right? if that is the case anyone know how I can achieve this as the methods I have used do not yield any workable results.

Many thanks in advance.


#2 kcom



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Posted 15 May 2008 - 07:42 PM

You are looking for a network driver? What do you want to do? LAN oder internet?

I recommend you to learn how to setup DOS networks in VMware (learn VMware before with an more easy operating system such as Windows XP). Because in VMware you have a working network card with existing and working drivers.

In your real environment it isn`t sure that there is a network card driver. In the end you have no clue if you did set up the applications (like arachne) correctly or if the network card is not working. That`s why I recommend to learn first how it`s basically working so you can preclude other errors.

To find out the real name of your hardware you can try to use aida16, nssi, configdt and hwinfo.
Hope that helps.


#3 T1ct4c

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Posted 20 May 2008 - 02:17 PM


I have managed to resolve this myself.

I indeed needed to change the PROTOCOL.INI and NETWORK.INI.

I now use a menu to decide which NIC to load, which then copies and uses the correct files needed for said PC/Laptop.

Thanks for everyones assistance/help.



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