Re: bootROM : Urgent!!!

Re: bootROM : Urgent!!!


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Posted by Nomad on April 05, 2000 at 23:58:59:

In Reply to: bootROM : Urgent!!! posted by Hung Thanh on April 03, 2000 at 00:09:06:

I do not have enought experience for help you. My Novell page is on
http://homepages.go.com/~rivasedu/netware.htm
But I have somes card drivers, and the readme files says like this:
Isa PN16bit
=========
Installation Guide for Remote Boot PROM
===========================================

There are two kinds of Remote Boot PROM used with NetWare networks.
The two types are referred to as follows:

. IPX Boot PROM
. ODI Boot PROM

It is important that you should know the type of Remote Boot PROM you
are using. Some procedures for setting up remote booting on your
computer
are specific to the type of Remote Boot PROM you are using. For more
information about the Remote Boot PROM you are using, please refer to
your dealler.


A. IPX Boot PROM installation procedures :

a. Make a bootable diskette, place that diskette into floppy driver
A.

b. Copy the required files to that diskette, for example,
"HIMEM.SYS",
"EMM386.EXE", "SETVER.EXE", "COMMAND.COM" ....

c. Copy "IPX.COM" and "NETX.COM" files to that diskette.

d. Create "AUTOEXEC.BAT" and "CONFIG.SYS" files.

e. Login NetWare as supervisor.

f. Execute following commands :

MAP G:=SYS:SYSTEM
MAP F:=SYS:LOGIN

g. Change to the F drive, then Execute following command :

G:DOSGEN

h. If your DOS version is 5.0 or higher, execute following command :

RPLFIX NET$DOS.SYS

i. Copy "AUTOEXEC.BAT" file from the boot diskette to the LOGIN
directory.

j. Turn on the diskless computer.


--- Sample CONFIG.SYS file ---

:
DEVICE=SETVER.EXE
LASTDRIVE=E
:
:


--- Sample AUTOEXEC.BAT file ---

:
IPX
NETX
F:LOGIN
:
:


B. ODI Boot PROM installation procedures :
(ODI Boot PROM for NetWare v3.x or NetWare v4.x)

a. Make a bootable diskette, place that diskette into floppy driver
A.

b. Copy the required files to that diskette, for example,
"HIMEM.SYS",
"EMM386.EXE", "COMMAND.COM" ....

c. Copy "LSL.COM", "PN-16CT.COM", "IPXODI.COM", "VLM.EXE" and all
VLM
files to that diskette.

d. Create "AUTOEXEC.BAT", "CONFIG.SYS" and "NET.CFG" files.

e. Login NetWare as supervisor.

f. Execute following commands :

MAP G:=SYS:SYSTEM
MAP F:=SYS:LOGIN

g. Change to the F drive, then Execute following command :

G:DOSGEN

h. If your DOS version is 5.0 or higher, execute following command :

RPLFIX NET$DOS.SYS

i. Copy "AUTOEXEC.BAT" file from the boot diskette to the LOGIN
directory.

j. Turn on the diskless computer.


--- Sample CONFIG.SYS file ---

:
LASTDRIVE=Z
:


--- Sample AUTOEXEC.BAT file ---

:
LSL
PN-16CT ---------> ODI driver
IPXODI
VLM
F:LOGIN
:


--- Sample NET.CFG file ---

:
LINK DRIVER PN-16CT
FRAME ETHERNET_802.2

NETWARE DOS REQUESTER
FIRST NETWORK DRIVE = F
:


ISA Pnp
=======

------------- The PNP Ethernet Card Boot ROM Installation Guide
----------------------

OutLines:

How to install the Novell RPL server


How to install the Novell RPL Server
------------------------------------

1. You must create a remote boot diskette. The files on this boot
diskette,
for example, are the following:
COMMAND COM
LSL COM
PNPODI COM
IPXODI COM
NETX EXE
AUTOEXEC BAT

The AUTOEXEC.BAT file must contain these lines :
LSL
PNPODI
IPXODI
NETX

2. Boot a workstation with at least one floppy disk drive, and log in
to
the server as SUPERVISOR.

3. Change directory to SYS:SYSTEM

4. With the DOS boot diskette in driver A: execute the DOSGEN utility.
This
creates a DOS boot image file named NET$DOS.SYS.

5. Copy NET$DOS.SYS to the SYS:LOGIN directory.

6. Copy RBOOT.RPL, ETHER.RPL to the SYS:LOGIN directory.

7. Copy RPL.NLM to the SYS:SYSTEM directory.

Note: It depends on file server's version.

In the RPL developer's kit,

for Netware 3.11, use .\RPL\NLM\311\RPL.NLM;

for Netware 3.12/4.x use .\RPL\NLM\40\RPL.NLM;

8. Edit the AUTOEXEC.NCF file in the SYS:SYSTEM directory.

For example:

file server name FTEST
ipx internal net 831123

load NE2000 port=300 int=3 name=ftest_1 frame=ETHERNET_802.2
load NE2000 port=300 int=3 name=ftest_2 frame=ETHERNET_II
load NE2000 port=300 int=3 name=ftest_3 frame=ETHERNET_802.3
load NE2000 port=300 int=3 name=ftest_4 frame=ETHERNET_Snap

bind ipx to ftest_1 net=21
bind ipx to ftest_2 net=22
bind ipx to ftest_3 net=23
bind ipx to ftest_4 net=24

; ---------- for RPL file server -----------------
load rpl
bind rpl to ftest_1
; ---------- for RPL file server -----------------

mount all

load monitor

9. Shutdown the file server, and reboot it.

10. Using EZCFG.EXE program to configure the PNP Ethernet Card to Boot
ROM
Enable.

11. Reboot the workstation.

12. Now, when the file server is running, the workstation equipped with
Boot
ROM on the PNP Ethernet Card will be attached to the file server
without
any hard disk or floppy.

-----------------------------------[ END
]-------------------------------------





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