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Old 02-03-2004, 01:52 AM   #1
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Help needed on creating bootdisk w/ PCMCIA + network + ftp


Unfortunately I don't know how to do this myself so I've got to ask you guys - knowing that this is probably something simple, well

I've got an old notebook (P233 IBM) which has no CD-Rom drive, a FDD, and a blank HDD. I've got an Xircom IIps (10MBit) PCMCIA card. On my main system I've got a DHCP server and and FTP running.

What I need is a way to boot off a floppy drive on the notebook. I need it to recognize the Xircom PCMCIA network card, get an IP address, and also recognize the local FAT32 formatted HDD. Then I need it to connect to my main PCs FTP over the network, so I can dump all my junk onto the laptop.
It'd be great if someone can walk me through on how-to compile a boot-disk for me with some distro*

Any ideas? Any help is greatly appreciated.
(And yes, I will be using the laptop to install Win98 because that's all my father knows how to use -- Windows that is... please don't hold the purpose against me).


* or if you could send me one that you know of (link/binary)
P.S. I've tried all the typical "Windows" methods, or at least as many as I could spend time on --- Bart's bootloader for example didn't want to work for me Anyway, just in case someone thinks I'm being lazy, I'm not. Been searching for the past 5 hours for help.

--- Please remove this post. I have started a similar one in newbie section

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Re: Help needed on creating bootdisk w/ PCMCIA + network + ftp

Originally posted by choppa
--- Please remove this post. I have started a similar one in newbie section
In the Future as our rules indicate and state, report the post to a moderator to have it moved, instead of double posting it.

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