823xlan/RPL/rpldos.txt Driver File Contents (823xlan.zip)

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**  VIA Rhine Family Fast Ethernet Adapter
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**  RPL BOOTROM for remote-booting DOS 6.2.x
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**  v4.14   Nov  2002
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Introduction:
=============

  This document shows you how to configure the Remote-Boot service in Windows
NT Server 3.5, 3.51, 4.0 for remote-booting DOS 6.2.x.



Contents of the Subdirectory:
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    RPLDOS.TXT          This file.
    RPL.16              The 16K bootrom binary file.
    RPL.32              The 32K bootrom binary file.
    RPL.64              The 64K bootrom binary file.
    FETND.DOS           The NDIS2 driver require for remote boot.
    FETND.CNF           The configuration file require for remote boot.
    PROTOCOL.INI        The configuration file require for remote boot.



Installation:
=============

  Before starting the installation process, make sure that the adapter
  is properly installed and configured. You can use the diagnostic program
  (A:\SETUP.EXE) to make sure your connection with the network is correct.

  Setup Procedure:
  ----------------

  1. The BOOTROM installation procedures are identical in Windows NT Server 3.5,
     3.51, 4.0. First, install the Remoteboot Service on the NT Server:

     Choose "Control Panel\Network\Add Software" and select "Remoteboot
     Service", follow the screen instruction to install.

  2. Use "File Manager" in NT Server 3.5, 3.51 or "Windows Explorer" in NT
     Server 4.0 to share the following directory:

     \windows\rpl\rpl\rplfiles, suppose \windows is your Windows NT directory.

  3. Copy all the MS-DOS 6.22 files as follow:

        attrib -s -h -r c:\io.sys
        attrib -s -h -r c:\msdos.sys
        copy c:\io.sys c:\windows\rpl\rplfiles\binfiles\dos622
        copy c:\msdos.sys c:\windows\rpl\rplfiles\binfiles\dos622
        copy c:\dos622\*.* c:\windows\rpl\rplfiles\binfiles\dos622
        attrib +s +h +r c:\io.sys
        attrib +s +h +r c:\msdos.sys

  4. Copy the NDIS2 driver for "PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter" as follow:

        copy a:\bootrom\fetnd.dos c:\windows\rpl\bblock\ndis
        md c:\windows\rpl\bblock\netbeui\fetnd
        copy a:\bootrom\fetnd.cnf c:\windows\rpl\bblock\netbeui\fetnd
        copy a:\bootrom\protocol.ini c:\windows\rpl\bblock\netbeui\fetnd

  5. Run RPLCMD to add a bblock record for the adapter as follow:

        net start remoteboot    ;run in MSDOS prompt
        rplcmd                  ;Follow the example below to enter data

           Adapter Boot Config Profile Service Vendor Wksta [Quit] V
           Add Del Enum: A
           VendorName=xxxxxx    ;upper 6 digits of your adapter's ethernet ID
           VendorComment=xx...x ;type your vendor string. optional.

           Adapter Boot Config Profile Service Vendor Wksta [Quit] B
           Add Del Enum:A
           BootName=DOSV1
           VendorName=xxxxxx    ;upper 6 digits of your adapter's ethernet ID
           BbcFile=BBLOCK\NETBEUI\FETND\FETND.CNF
           BootCommet=xx...x    ;optional string
           WindowsSize=0

           Adapter Boot Config Profile Service Vendor Wksta [Quit] C
           Add Del Enum:A
           ConfigName=DOS622V1
           BootName=DOSV1
           DirName=DOS
           DirName2=DOS622
           FitShared=FITS\DOS622.FIT
           FitPersonal=FITS\DOS622P.FIT
           ConfigComment=DOS 6.22 FETND
           DirName3=            ;press "Enter"
           DirName4=            ;press "Enter"

           Adapter Boot Config Profile Service Vendor Wksta [Quit] Q

  6. Run "Control Panel\Services", select "Remoteboot Service" and change the
     "Startup" option to "Automatic". Now reboot NT Server, remoteboot service
     will be started automatically.

  7. Run "Remoteboot Manager" from "Administrative Tools"

     a. Choose "Remoteboot\New Profile.." to create a Profile Name according to
        the DOS 6.22 FETND configuration.
     b. Choose "Remoteboot\New Workstation.." to create a Workstation Name
        according to the profile name and your Adapter Ethernet ID.

  8. Now the remoteboot server is ready, boot your workstation with "BOOTROM
     plug in PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter", then you can access the NT Server from
     your workstation.



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