Nov 11 2003, 08:20 AM
I've been playing around with bart's bootcd and 911 bootcd.
Since i work on a lot of different PC's, I need to load drivers for a lot of nic's.
So I try to create a bootcd with ALL known drivers, including the wellknown utilities.
Creating the CD with 911's builder, or manually with bart's utilities works fine if i include only a few network drivers.
But when including all drivers (101 CAB files), the 911 builder stops building the ISO image.
I suppose the 2.88 MB barrier for floppies is just not big enough for me.
Is there a workaround for this problem?
Nov 11 2003, 08:55 AM
I did this earlier this year. I put all the network drivers on the CD in a lib directory. Since Bart's stuff expect things to be on a floppy and editable it causes some problems with his bat files. I beleive I had to do some fiddling to point things to the new place. But it works great.
The only problems I have and I list it here just in case someone else has fixed it, is that bart's execs try to edit lmhosts and other things on the A: drive. Which of course it can't do because it is a CD. Again I fiddled with it to try to fix it but this problem needs to be fixed offically because it requires some redesign.
Nov 12 2003, 07:47 PM
The only driver that you need to de-select in order to create a correct 911 CD ISO file is the Madge Token-Ring driver (mdgnd.cab), it is for token-ring networks so probably you will never need such a driver, and its size (around 120KBs) will give the 2.88 MB image the capability to hold the other 100 NIC drivers correctly.
Try it, and if the 911 CD Builder still gives errors (it will not give an error, but in case that you have extra modules) try to remove some other token-ring drivers, like the IBM ones.
Nov 16 2003, 06:19 AM
Thx for the info guys.
Since Doctor xp's solution seems to be a short-term solution (you never know how many drivers will exist in the future), I picked Bitofhog's suggestion.
I put all the drivers on the CD,
and changed the msnet.bat file (in the msnet.cab archive).
I replaced all references to the floppy's \ndis directory to %cddrv%\drivers\ndis\
This seems to work fine in my VMWare DOS machine (using a mounted ISO).
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