DOS network boot disk

Discussion in 'Virtual PC' started by ISAA, Sep 18, 2004.

  1. ISAA

    ISAA Guest

    I am using a MSDOS network boot disk to boot a Virtual Machine.
    But, the DOS NIC driver cannot find the Network Card.

    3Com Gigabits PCI DOS NDIS driver v0.9.9
    ERROR: Network adapter not found or not responding.
    ERROR: Initialization failure. Driver will not be installed.


    I would like to ask if Virtual Machine cannot work in this case.

    Is there any way to fix it?

    Thanks and regards,

    Alan
     
    ISAA, Sep 18, 2004
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  2. ISAA

    Mark Rae Guest

    Why are you trying to install drivers for a 3Com card?
    http://www.robertmoir.co.uk/win/vpcfaq/VPCFAQ1-whatisVPC2004.html#1.d
     
    Mark Rae, Sep 18, 2004
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  3. ISAA

    ISAA Guest

    Because I want to perform a network installation of WinSrv2003.

    I have already set up a WinSrv2003 computer on another VM. It uses the same
    3 com network card. Certainly, I install that VM by booting from the CD.

    Now, I want to do a network installation, so I have found a network boot
    floopy and try to boot up the VM. The following error message appear. The DOS
    NIC driver is correct. I suspect that VPC cannot simulate the network card in
    DOS mode.

    Can you help me?

    Regards,

    Alan
     
    ISAA, Sep 19, 2004
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  4. ISAA

    Mark Rae Guest

    No it isn't. If you've told any operating system running in a Virtual PC
    that it should try to use a 3Com driver, then it will never work because VPC
    doesn't simulate a 3Com network card - makes no difference at all which your
    host's NIC is...
    It most certainly can. Does your CONFIG.SYS include a line similar to:

    DEVICE=C:\NETWORK\DC214X.DOS

    ?
     
    Mark Rae, Sep 19, 2004
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