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I have a laptop with no CD-rom. What I want to do is load an operating system from a client on a network with a CD-rom. I assume I have to initialise the hardware on the laptop first, then access the CD-rom via the network. Firstly, how do I make a boot floppy for the laptop that initialises the PCMCIA ethernet card, then, how do I connect to the CD-rom accross the network?
I have a
100CS Toshiba laptop
Xircom CreditCard ethernet adapter
RH 7.2 pcmcia.img bootable floppy
RH 7.2 pcmciadd.img bootable floppy
now the problem is that when I load the pcmcia.img floppy, it boots OK, but then it asks for a driver for the pcmcia card, which I asume is on the other CD, but when I go to load it, I recieve no confirmation or warning, and it asks for the bootable images, but only has a hard-disk option. I didn't even get to give it an IP or mask!
What am I doing wrong? Where do I get the drivers to initialise the PCMCIA card and connect to the NFS daemon on the server?