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#1 Panarchy

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Posted 26 February 2009 - 08:46 AM

Hello

I'm a little annoyed with the Network installation part of my studies... been following both CBT Nuggets and the Official Microsoft Press study guide for the Microsoft 70-270 exam.

It seems that they glaze over the Network installation CD part. I'm very interested in which CD can be used to boot to a DOS environment, with network capabilities.

The following commands need to be usable;
  • net use
  • ipconfig
  • cls
  • cd
As well as the features which allow me to;
  • Join a domain
  • Change my computer name
  • Authenticate myself on a domain
  • Read/Write to NTFS
Please recommend to me a bootCD that will allow for the aforementioned process.

Thanks in advance,

Panarchy

NOTE: For some reason The Universal TCP/IP Network Bootdisk won't work for me. So please suggest something else!

EDIT: Just tried EtherBoot, didn't work for me :cheers:

UPDATE
Found something that is very close to what I want, it's called unattended. Unfortunately, it can't seem to login to a Domain. I have requested this feature on there mailing-list.

Please recommend [another] tool that will allow me to do what I am trying to do.

Thanks in advance,

Panarchy

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Posted 15 March 2009 - 11:48 PM

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 08:24 AM

If I may :good:, your posts do not get much attention/replies as they don't seem "constructive".

I guess noone else but you can know (or find out with some work) why the Universal TCP/IP bootdisk does not work for you, as it does for the remining 99% of the people, as well, you cannot simply post "Etherboot did not work for me".

And again, noone is going to do your homework, you must show a little more interest than posting a list of the features you want, and expect that someone draws a white rabbit out of his hat exactly corresponding to what you describe (which probably does not exist "in nature").

More generally, there is something in your post that simply does not make sense. ^_^

For example CD and CLS are internal DOS commands:
http://www.computerhope.com/cdhlp.htm
http://www.computerhope.com/clshlp.htm

The problem would be disabling them, if a DOS is booted they will always be available.

Croos-linking to your post on 911CD, in order for other members to see both and prevent duplicates or already posted info :
http://www.911cd.net...o...c=22684&hl=


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Posted 16 March 2009 - 08:38 AM

Okay, so you want me to be more concise?

Here is what I want;

Unattended (FreeDOS version) with capability to connect to a share on a DOMAIN.

Please tell me if there is something out there that can do that.

Thanks in advance,

Panarchy

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 10:04 AM

Okay, so you want me to be more concise?


Today must be one of those days when my English language capabilities are at their lowest....:good:

And again, noone is going to do your homework, you must show a little more interest than posting a list of the features you want, and expect that someone draws a white rabbit out of his hat exactly corresponding to what you describe (which probably does not exist "in nature").



Please tell me if there is something out there that can do that.

Plainly:
NO, AFAIK:
http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/AFAIK

But you may want to search:
http://www.google.co...to a Domain DOS
and actually try to find which settings you have to set on the Domain to allow DOS connection.....


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Posted 18 March 2009 - 01:27 PM

I guess the The Universal TCP/IP Network Bootdisk doesn't work for you due to lack of correct packet driver.

Try to set up DOS yourself and find a working packet driver. After that's done you can get netbootdisk to work.
http://www.unet.univ...in.PacketDriver

#7 Panarchy

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Posted 19 March 2009 - 06:08 AM

Hello

No, I had the correct drivers, I think.

I need a mechanism that will allow for the following (as well as this being script-able);

Put CD in drive
Press enter to boot
Type in DOMAIN/WORKGROUP
Type in Share Name
Type in User Name
Type in Password

The closest I have found to this has been unattended which has all the features listed about except the 'Type in DOMAIN/WORKGROUP' one. I have requested it multiple times on both theres, and the unattended-gui mailing lists. As of yet, I haven't got a favourable response in favour of my feature request. So I am looking for another BootCD that has the functionality I am looking for.

Any help in finding this would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance,

Panarchy

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Posted 19 March 2009 - 10:09 AM

No, I had the correct drivers, I think.

For now I give up on you because you refuse to post error messages or a description what is not working...

http://www.catb.org/...-questions.html

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Posted 15 April 2009 - 04:15 PM

Hi,

There's a very small chance that boot CD you are looking for exists at all. Mainly because it would have to have correct DOS network driver for your hardware on a very old operating system which is not used widely these days, especially when it comes to the networking.

So if you have an interest and a time to spare, my suggestion would be creating your own boot CD. If you like you can follow steps below:

1. Install DOS on your test rig.
2. Get correct NDIS2 driver for your NIC.
3. Install MS Network Client for DOS.
4. Confirm it work and figure out which files are involved.
5. Make a bootable floppy, copy relevant files so you can boot DOS and start networking entirely from a floppy.
6. Make sure to add CLS and CD commands into your autoexec.bat, you can also establish a connection to a windows file share and read/write files which will probably be on NTFS partition anyways.
7. Use your floppy disk (image) to burn a bootable CD.

There you go. 7 simple steps to make your own bootable CD with DOS networking support and other bells and whistles (like CLS and CD).

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Posted 18 April 2009 - 02:59 AM

Hello

All I need to find is a modified version of net.exe which can connect to a share on a Domain.

I asked recently on the Unattended mailing list, asking which net.exe is used (in case there was some documentation for it) yet I haven't got a response.

Please recommend me another NET.exe I can use, to replace the one featured in the FreeDOS implementation of Unattended.

Thanks in advance,

Panarchy

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Posted 18 April 2009 - 10:57 PM

Have you tried the one from MS Network Client v3.0 ?

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Posted 19 April 2009 - 05:12 AM

Info: http://technet.micro...y/cc750214.aspx

Hmm... doesn't look so bad.

What kind of distribution restrictions do you think it would have?

Is there a release I can burn to a CD, as it would be unlikely to find a floppy-drive in my workplace.

Thanks in advance,

Panarchy

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Posted 20 April 2009 - 10:07 AM

Not sure about distribution restrictions but it is to be used with MSDOS so as long as you have a licence to use MSDOS you should be ok.

This is quite an old stuff so I would imagine CDs were not the most common removable media at these times. So it is unlikely to be very CD-friendly.

Virtual floppy would be quite handy in your situation.
http://chitchat.at.i...vmware/vfd.html

I would recommend using some PC virtualization/emulation software like vmware or qemu. Feed floppy images to install DOS and network client and do some experimenting. When everything works fine within VM you can burn image or files required and try on a real hardware.

I've tried DOS+Network Client on quemu. Worked fine.
http://www.davereyn.co.uk/download.htm


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Posted 20 April 2009 - 11:04 AM

Hello

Please have a look at the Unattended Project. The FreeDOS 'module' of it is very light-weight, and can do most of what I want.

Just need to get a different version of NET.exe on it, and I'll be ready to role.

So please recommend me a 16-bit version of NET.exe without license restrictions (can be used at home and at work), which can connect to a share within a DOMAIN.

Thanks in advance,

Panarchy

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Posted 11 May 2009 - 09:08 PM

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