DOS boot disk in virtual environment

Discussion in 'Virtual PC' started by James Bristow, Jul 30, 2004.

  1. I am running Virtual PC 2004. Host OS is XP SP1. Machine is Dell Gx240 with a 3com nic. I am running the same dos network boot disk that has worked countless other times on this and other PCs outside VPC. I have a guest OS that was set up for Windows 2000. In settings, the Network setting has Adapter 1: 3Com 3C920 Integrated Fast Ethernet Controller (3C905C-TX Compatable).
    When I boot the Guest OS off of this boot disk and choose the correct driver(3Com Etherlink PCI DOS NDIS driver v5.2.2), it gives me the message ERROR: Network adapter not found or not responding. What am I missing?
     
    James Bristow, Jul 30, 2004
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  2. James Bristow

    Scott Baker Guest

    VPC emulates a specific set of hardware, including the
    NIC. The VM never sees the Host NIC. VPC emulates a
    DEC21140a; that's the driver you need.

    The complete list of emulated hardware can be found in
    the VPC Help.

    Check out the VPC FAQ at:
    http://www.robertmoir.co.uk/win/VirtualPC2004FAQ.html

    Question 6.a.10 has links to drivers. So does Steve
    Jain's site at http://www.essjae.com

    Scott
    is Dell Gx240 with a 3com nic. I am running the same dos
    network boot disk that has worked countless other times
    on this and other PCs outside VPC. I have a guest OS that
    was set up for Windows 2000. In settings, the Network
    setting has Adapter 1: 3Com 3C920 Integrated Fast
    Ethernet Controller (3C905C-TX Compatable).
    choose the correct driver(3Com Etherlink PCI DOS NDIS
    driver v5.2.2), it gives me the message ERROR: Network
    adapter not found or not responding. What am I missing?
     
    Scott Baker, Jul 30, 2004
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    Steve Jain Guest

    Reading the VPC help ;-)

    On Fri, 30 Jul 2004 08:23:02 -0700, "James Bristow" <James
    Steve Jain, Microsoft MVP for Virtual PC for Windows
    Website: http://www.essjae.com
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    Steve Jain, Jul 30, 2004
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