- Unable to boot successfully into DOS
- Unable to connect to server
- Cannot find the .DOS driver
Incorrectly configured boot disk
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
Create a DOS Boot Disk:
- Insert a blank formatted disk into the floppy disk drive.
- Click Start and then click Run.
- 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.
Delete the DRVSPACE.BIN file from the DOS Boot Disk in order to create more room for files on this disk. To do this:
- Click Start and then select Run.
- 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).
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:
Copy the NETBIND.COM file from the temporary directory, containing the expanded Microsoft files, to the root directory of the DOS Boot Disk.
Two other Microsoft files are needed and both are compressed. To expand and copy these files to the DOS Boot Disk do the following:
- Open the MS-DOS Prompt or restart the computer in MS-DOS mode.
- Change to the directory where the Microsoft files (expanded from DSK3-1.EXE) are located.
- 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
Obtain the Ghost Software Generic Multicast Client and extract the archive to the DOS Boot Disk. This client can be obtained at:
||Review the README.TXT file, included in this archive, for the latest information regarding this process.|
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:
Edit the CONFIG.SYS and add the Xircom NDIS driver as shown in the following sample:
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
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
||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.|
Edit the PROTOCOL.INI and modify it as shown in the following sample:
drivername = PROTMAN$
drivername = PKTDRV$
bindings = PC_CARD
intvec = 0x60
drivername = XIRCOM$
; * 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
Modify the WATT.CFG as shown in the following sample:
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.
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)
Copy the Ghost Multicast Server to the host machine, then start a Multicast session as follows:
- Type GHOSTSRV.EXE on the command line of the host computer.
- Set up the session name and file name for the Multicast session.
- Press "Accept Clients".
- Start the Ghost Multicast Client and attempt to contact the Multicast Session.
- Ensure that the session names are identical.
Relevant Information: MS-DOS* 6.22, Attemping to initialize network adapter in DOS
This applies to: