Networking Connectivity
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Ghost v5.1 Multicast DOS Client Boot Disk

Symptom(s):

  • Unable to boot successfully into DOS
  • Unable to connect to server
  • Cannot find the .DOS driver

Cause:

Incorrectly configured boot disk

Solution:

This data is provided for informational purposes only. The information in this document is derived from Technical FAQ 1.5 developed by the Ghost Software Technical Support group. The 1.5 FAQ and others are available at http://www.ghost.com/*.

There are two ways to create a Multicast Client: the NDIS method, explained here and the Packet Driver method. The NDIS Multicast Client is the most reliable and is the subject of this document.

Creating an NDIS Multicast Client

  1. Create a DOS Boot Disk:

    1. Insert a blank formatted disk into the floppy disk drive.
    2. Click Start and then click Run.
    3. Type FORMAT A: /S and then click OK. This command can also be used at a Command prompt in a DOS window or running the computer in MS-DOS mode.

  2. Delete the DRVSPACE.BIN file from the DOS Boot Disk in order to create more room for files on this disk. To do this:

    1. Click Start and then select Run.
    2. Type DEL A:\DRVSPACE.BIN and then click OK. This command can also be executed from the command prompt in an MS-DOS window or while running the computer in MS-DOS mode (type the command and press Enter).

  3. Download DSK3-1.EXE from the following Microsoft* FTP site and extract the files contained in it to a temporary directory on your local hard drive:
    ftp://ftp.microsoft.com/bussys/clients/MSCLIENT/DSK3-1.EXE

  4. Copy the NETBIND.COM file from the temporary directory, containing the expanded Microsoft files, to the root directory of the DOS Boot Disk.

  5. Two other Microsoft files are needed and both are compressed. To expand and copy these files to the DOS Boot Disk do the following:

    1. Open the MS-DOS Prompt or restart the computer in MS-DOS mode.
    2. Change to the directory where the Microsoft files (expanded from DSK3-1.EXE) are located.
    3. Type the following at the command prompt:
      EXPAND.EXE PROTMAN.DO_ A:\PROTMAN.DOS and press Enter
      EXPAND.EXE PROTMAN.EX_ A:\PROTMAN.EXE and press Enter

  6. Obtain the Ghost Software Generic Multicast Client and extract the archive to the DOS Boot Disk. This client can be obtained at:
    ftp://ftp.symantec.com/public/english_us_canada/products/ghost/multidl/generic/genericn.zip.

    Note Review the README.TXT file, included in this archive, for the latest information regarding this process.
  7. Download the latest DOS driver set from our Support Web site. Run the downloaded file and extract it to your local hard drive. Copy the Xircom NDIS2 (Real Mode) driver (xxxNDIS.EXE) to the DOS Boot disk.

    Some Xircom Adapter NDIS2 drivers are:

    CBE/CBE2/RBE/RBEM (CBENDIS.EXE)
    CE/CEA (CENDIS.EXE)
    CEM (CEMNDIS.EXE)
    CEM2 (CEM2NDIS.EXE)
    CE2/CEM28/CEM33 (XPSNDIS.EXE)
    CE3/RE (CE3NDIS.EXE)
    CEM56/REM56 (XCEMNDIS.EXE)
    CT/CT2 (CTNDIS.EXE)
    CTM (CTMNDIS.DOS)
    PE3 (PE3NDIS.EXE)

  8. Edit the CONFIG.SYS and add the Xircom NDIS driver as shown in the following sample:

    CONFIG.SYS

    REM device=emm386.exe noems x=d200-d7ff
    REM * Remove the REM from the line above if the driver is
    REM * failing to load due to driver errors
    DEVICE=PROTMAN.DOS /I:\
    DEVICE=DIS_PKT.DOS
    DEVICE=CE3NDIS.EXE
    REM * Edit the above line and replace with
    REM * the name of your Xircom DOS NDIS 2.01 Driver
    REM * e.g. device=cbe3ndis.exe for use with the RBE
    REM * Xircom NDIS 2.01 drivers have a .EXE extension
    REM * Copy the NDIS driver to the root of the boot disk

    Note There are no changes to the AUTOEXEC.BAT file required by the Ghost Software, unless additional switches are needed on the GHOST.EXE line. The following is an example of the AUTOEXEC.BAT file.

    AUTOEXEC.BAT

    @echo off
    prompt $p$g
    netbind
    GHOST

  9. Edit the PROTOCOL.INI and modify it as shown in the following sample:

    PROTOCOL.INI

    [PROTMAN]
    drivername = PROTMAN$

    [PKTDRV]
    drivername = PKTDRV$
    bindings = PC_CARD
    intvec = 0x60
    chainvec =0x66

    [PC_CARD]
    drivername = XIRCOM$
    ;INT=10
    ;MEM=0xD2000
    ;IOADDRESS=0x320
    ;NOCHECK
    ;NOCOM
    ; * The Xircom 10/100 adapters require the
    ; * DRIVERNAME=XIRCOM$ line only. These drivers can
    ; * determine and use the available resources.
    ; * All 10Mbps Ethernet, Ethernet+Modem and Token Ring
    ; * adapters require these settings

  10. Modify the WATT.CFG as shown in the following sample:

    WATT.CFG
    IP = XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX
    NETMASK = 255.255.255.0
    ; * Enter a fixed IP address on the IP line
    ; * or leave the IP line blank if using
    ; * a DHCP server. Change the NETMASK line
    ; * to reflect the correct subnet mask for
    ; * your network. A class C Subnet mask is
    ; * shown in the example.

  11. The following files must reside on the DOS Boot Disk:

    xxxNDIS.EXE (from the latest Xircom Driver files)
    DIS_PKT.DOS (from the Ghost Software)
    GHOST.EXE (from the Ghost Software)
    NETBIND.COM (from the Windows NT Server)
    PROTMAN.DOS (from the Windows NT Server)
    PROTMAN.EXE (from the Windows NT Server)

  12. Copy the Ghost Multicast Server to the host machine, then start a Multicast session as follows:

    1. Type GHOSTSRV.EXE on the command line of the host computer.
    2. Set up the session name and file name for the Multicast session.
    3. Press "Accept Clients".
    4. Start the Ghost Multicast Client and attempt to contact the Multicast Session.
    5. Ensure that the session names are identical.

Relevant Information: MS-DOS* 6.22, Attemping to initialize network adapter in DOS

This applies to:

Xircom® CardBus Ethernet 10/100 Adapter (CBE-10/100BTX)
Xircom® CardBus Ethernet 10/100+Modem 56 GlobalACCESS Adapter (CBEM56G-100)
Xircom® CardBus Ethernet II 10/100 Adapter (CBE2-100)
Xircom® CreditCard Ethernet 10 Adapter (CE3-10)
Xircom® CreditCard Ethernet 10/100 Adapter (CE3B-100BTX)
Xircom® CreditCard Ethernet 10/100+Modem 56 GlobalACCESS Adapter (CEM56-100)
Xircom® CreditCard Ethernet II Adapter (CE2, PS-CE2-10)
Xircom® CreditCard Ethernet+Modem 28.8 Adapter (CEM28, CEM-28)
Xircom® CreditCard Ethernet+Modem 33.6 Adapter (CEM33)
Xircom® CreditCard Ethernet+Modem 33.6 GlobalACCESS Adapter (CEM33i)
Xircom® CreditCard Ethernet+Modem II Adapter (CEM2)
Xircom® Pocket Ethernet III Adapter (PE3-10Bx)
Xircom® RealPort™ CardBus Ethernet 10/100 Adapter (RBE-100)
Xircom® RealPort™ CardBus Ethernet 10/100+Modem 56 GlobalACCESS Adapter (RBEM56G-100)
Xircom® RealPort™ Ethernet 10 Adapter (RE-10)
Xircom® RealPort™ Ethernet 10/100 Adapter (RE-100)
Xircom® RealPort™ Ethernet 10/100+Modem 56 GlobalACCESS Adapter (REM56G-100)
Xircom® RealPort2™ CardBus Ethernet 10/100 Adapter (R2BE-100)
Xircom® RealPort2™ CardBus Ethernet 10/100+Modem 56 GlobalACCESS Adapter (R2BEM56G)
Xircom® RealPort2™ Ethernet 10/100 Adapter (R2E-100BTX)



Solution ID: CS-003300 (1.0.2098545.3361909)
Last Modified: 24-Mar-2014
Date Created: 26-Dec-2002
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