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  • Feb 3, 2008, 06:38 PM
    jham_lindow
    Creating DOS Disk With Network Capability.
    I currently am using OS X, but I have a machine in my room running XP and I want to create a DOS boot disk with the files it has that has capability with either a Broadcom wireless card or a Netgear WG111v2 USB. I am currently doing this with 98SE DOS files and I wanted more tools with more compatibility. Any ideas? Sorry, not exactly about Windows.
  • Feb 4, 2008, 09:21 AM
    chuckhole
    It is unlikely you will be able to do this because all of the new hardware is Plug-N-Play. Very few of the newer network cards offer DOS compatible drivers. And if they did, the files are so large now that you can not fit the drivers and TCP/IP stack onto a single boot disk.

    Some network cards offer a Boot to LAN capability in which you can start the machine up and connect to network.

    Take a look at Windows PE 2.0. The PE stands for Preinstallation Environment. You can boot to Windows XP and run the OS from a CD. It is often used for diagnostics and recovery purposes. I have a custom CD with some programs installed into it as well.

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