Mar 20 2003, 03:30 PM
I want to use the network boot disk to copy files to a folder on local c: I can map a drive anywhere on the network except to my local drive. I tried "net use t: \\%computername\c$ and I received an error. The id I used has the rights to do this and when I checked my IP address in DHCP the Host name is blank. Any ideas???
Mar 21 2003, 04:16 AM
Uhmmm.. This is gonna sound strange but why would you want to do a network mapping to your local HD?
I mean the local HD is available as C drive anyway, so why are you trying to access it as T, X or something else...
If you are booting your computer under DOS with Network support I don't think you can do a net use to your local drive without first establishing some folder/file sharing enabled, and the shares defined.
Mar 21 2003, 11:11 AM
I guess that I should have added that I cannot see my c: drive as well. What is missing in order to be able to get access to the c: drive?
Mar 23 2003, 07:40 AM
You probably use NTFS as file system, Windows 98 does not support NTFS, therefor the drives r invisible
Just a thought
Mar 24 2003, 09:15 AM
The local C: is NTFS but I am able to map a drive to c$ on another workstation. Can I put something in autoexec or config to let it see the c: drive?
Mar 24 2003, 01:46 PM
Regardless of whether or not you can map to a remote NTFS partition, you cannot use MODBOOT to access an NTFS share on the local system using the standard Win9X DOS utilities used in MODBOOT. The Win9X architected files are not able to mount the NTFS volume due to their reduced instruction sets. The world would be better if we could, but you can't! You might be able to use a Linux based LiLO loader to do common tasks on NTFS shares (i've seen one's for free in the newsgroups that allow you to change the local Administrator's password), but I haven't really looked into that...
Mar 24 2003, 03:35 PM
You can map the NTFS partitions from other systems because the OS in the remote system is responsible of providing access to the files inside it, not the network service.
In order to access your partition, you need NTFSDOS or NTFSDOS Pro running, not the network drivers.
You can find NTFSDOS Pro in http://www.winternals.com
and the NTFSDOS in http://www.sysinternals.com
Mar 24 2003, 04:33 PM
Thankyou for your help. I should have picked up on the ntfs partition.
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