Adding or modifying DOS NIC templates in the Ghost Boot Wizard

Article:TECH107085  |  Created: 2000-01-12  |  Updated: 2013-10-30  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH107085
Article Type
Technical Solution

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Environment

Issue



The Ghost Boot Wizard does not include a template for your network interface card, or the template is out of date, and you need to add a new template or modify an existing template.


Solution



Symantec Ghost's Boot Wizard include templates for many common network interface cards (NICs). Each template is a saved as a subfolder under the Templates folder. Before adding a new template or modifying an existing template, obtain the appropriate NIC drivers from the NIC manufacturer.


Notes:
  • When you modify an existing NIC template, Ghost automatically uses the modified template for client computers that were already configured to use that template. This is true regardless of whether you used the Ghost Boot Wizard or the Ghost Console to access the template for modification.
  • When you add a new template, Ghost does not use the new template with client computers until you use the Ghost Console to configure the properties of the client computers to use the new template. You can configure each client's properties individually, or configure many clients at once by configuring the Machine Group that the clients are in. To designate which NIC template you want Ghost to use for a client computer, read the document How to select a NIC in the Ghost Console for a client computer.
  • The following instructions use the Ghost Boot Wizard to add or modify NIC templates. If you want to use the Ghost Console to access an existing template for modification, read the section "Using the Ghost Console to access the template" and then continue with the instructions in one of the other two sections.



To automatically add or update a template for NDIS2 drivers
  1. Click Start > Programs > Symantec Ghost > Ghost Boot Wizard.
  2. If you are using Ghost Solution Suite 2.5, select PCDOS or MSDOS and click Next. If you are using an earlier version, skip to step 3.
  3. Select one of the following options, and then click Next:
    • Network Boot Disk
    • Drive Mapping Boot Disk
    • Console Boot Partition
    • TCP/IP Network Boot Image
    • TCP/IP Network Ghost Client Boot Image
  4. Select any listed Network Interface Card that uses NDIS2 drivers except the Multicard Template.
    Ghost does not provide a means for adding custom NICs to the Multicard Template nor a means for updating the existing NICs listed for the Multicard Template. Ghost requires more technical information for NICs listed in the Multicard Template than for NICs listed in the "Network Interface Card" list. This information is not always readily available and would require advanced technical knowledge to incorporate it into the Ghost configuration files.
  5. Click Add or Modify.
    Click Add to add a new Network Interface Card template. Clicking Add opens the Template Type window. Check NDIS2 Driver and click OK. Continue with Step 5.
    Click Modify to replace the drivers for a template, to modify the command line for the driver file, to add or remove files from a template, or to modify command lines in Config.sys or Autoexec.bat. Clicking Modify opens the Template Properties window. Continue with Step 5.
  6. Click Setup. This opens the "Browse for NDIS2 folder" window.
  7. Find the folder that contains the NDIS2 files.
    If this folder contains an Oemsetup.inf file, Ghost will automatically fill out the remaining options. If you want to accept these options, skip to Step 11. If you want to edit these options, continue with Step 7.
    If this folder does not contain an Oemsetup.inf file, Ghost displays the message "Automatic setup was unable to be performed because no suitable Oemsetup.inf file could be found in the specified directory." Click OK and continue with Step 7.
  8. Click Browse to locate the NIC driver file.
  9. If not already filled in, type the driver name in the Driver Name box.
    The driver name can be found in the file Protocol.ini. Note that the correct syntax for the driver name is usually the name of the driver file, in which ".dos" is replaced by a dollar sign. For instance, if the name of the driver file is el90x.dos, the driver name would be el90x$. For more information, see the section "Driver file name and driver name" in the document Tips for configuring NDIS drivers.
  10. If required, type or edit the command-line parameters for the driver file in the Parameters box.To determine whether command-line parameters are required for the NIC, consult the NIC driver documentation.
  11. Click Advanced, to add or remove additional files for this NIC.
  12. Click New, to add a new NIC.
  13. Navigate to the file, click the file name, and then click Open. If additional lines are required in the Autoexec.bat file or Config.sys file to run this file, enter the lines in the appropriate window, "Additions to AUTOEXEC.BAT" or "Additions to CONFIG.SYS."
    To remove a file, click the file name and then click Delete.
    To edit the lines that launch an additional file from Autoexec.bat or Config.sys, edit the lines in the appropriate window, "Additions to AUTOEXEC.BAT" or "Additions to CONFIG.SYS."
  14. Click OK. This opens the "Symantec Ghost Boot Wizard - Network Interface Card" window.
    If adding a new template, "New Driver Template" is already selected. Replace the phrase "New Driver Template" with the name you want to give the NIC driver, such as 3COM3C575B-Sept00, and press Enter.

The new or changed template is now displayed in the "Symantec Ghost Boot Wizard - Network Interface Card" window.
  • To create a Network Boot Disk, Drive Mapping Boot Disk, Console Boot Partition, or TCP/IP Network Boot Image using this template, click Next.
  • To exit, click Back or click Cancel.

To automatically add or update a template for Packet drivers
  1. Click Start > Programs > Symantec Ghost > Ghost Boot Wizard.
  2. Choose one of the following options and then click Next:
    • Network Boot Disk
    • Drive Mapping Boot Disk
    • Console Boot Partition
    • TCP/IP Network Boot Image
    • TCP/IP Network Ghost Client Boot Image
  3. Click any listed Network Interface Card that uses Packet drivers except Multicard Template.
    Ghost does not provide a means for adding custom NICs to the Multicard Template nor a means for updating the existing NICs listed for the Multicard Template. Ghost requires more technical information for NICs listed in the Multicard Template than for NICs listed in the "Network Interface Card" list. This information is not always readily available and would require advanced technical knowledge to incorporate it into the Ghost configuration files.
  4. Click Add or Modify.
    Click Add to add a new Network Interface Card template. Clicking Add opens the Template Type window. Check Packet Driver and click OK. Continue with Step 5.
    Click Modify to replace the drivers for a template, to modify the command line for the driver file, to add or remove files from a template, or to modify command lines in Config.sys or Autoexec.bat. Clicking Modify opens the Template Properties window. Continue with Step 5.
  5. Click Browse to locate the NIC driver file.
  6. If required, type or edit the command-line parameters for the driver file in the Parameters box.To determine whether command-line parameters are required for the NIC, consult the NIC driver documentation.
  7. Click Select Automatically in the Multicasting Mode box.
    Note that some types of connection problems can be resolved by selecting Receive Mode 5 or Receive Mode 6 instead of "Select Automatically."
  8. Click Advanced to add or remove additional files for this NIC.
  9. Click New to add a new file.
  10. Navigate to the file, click the file name, and then click Open.
    If additional lines are required in the Autoexec.bat file or Config.sys file to run this file, enter the lines in the appropriate window, "Additions to AUTOEXEC.BAT" or "Additions to CONFIG.SYS."
    To remove a file, click the file name and then click Delete.
    To edit the lines that launch an additional file from Autoexec.bat or Config.sys, edit the lines in the appropriate window, "Additions to AUTOEXEC.BAT" or "Additions to CONFIG.SYS."
  11. Click OK. This opens the "Symantec Ghost Boot Wizard - Network Interface Card" window.
    If adding a new template, "New Driver Template" is already selected. Replace the phrase "New Driver Template" with the name you want to give the NIC driver, such as 3COM3C575B-Sept00, and press Enter.

The new or changed template is now displayed in the "Symantec Ghost Boot Wizard - Network Interface Card" window.
  • To create a Network Boot Disk, Drive Mapping Boot Disk, Console Boot Partition, or TCP/IP Network Boot Image using this template, click Next.
  • To exit, click Back or click Cancel.



Note: If you are using Symantec Ghost 7.5 or 8.x and a NIC template already exists, use the Ghost Console to access the template for editing.


Using the Ghost Console to access the template
  1. Click Start > Programs > Symantec Ghost > Ghost Console.
  2. Click Machine Groups, and then select the group that the client computer is in.
  3. Right-click the icon for the group or for the selected computer.
  4. Click Properties.
  5. Click the Client tab.
  6. Click the Use Manually Selected Template option.
  7. When the Ghost Boot Wizard NIC Templates screen appears, continue with step 3, "Click any listed Network Interface Card that . . ." in the section "To automatically add or update a template for NDIS2 drivers" or "To automatically add or update a template for Packet drivers."






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