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,

    ISAA, Sep 18, 2004
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  2. ISAA

    Mark Rae Guest

    Why are you trying to install drivers for a 3Com card?
    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?


    ISAA, Sep 19, 2004
  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:


    Mark Rae, Sep 19, 2004
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