Working drivers for broadcom 5720 qp 1gb to use with boot wizard
Hey everyone im attempting to make an image of our Dell R720 rack server. I pulled off the cover and grabbed the model number of the NIC and discovered that its a broadcom 5720 qp 1gb. I feel like ive tried a ton of drivers with no luck. Ive emailed Broadcom and they sent me this link that has Vista drivers http://www.broadcom.com/support/ethernet_nic/netxtreme_desktop.php . However it says its for desktop and doesnt show the model of my nic. Ive found these drivers and it says its for a server and matches my nic http://www.broadcom.com/support/ethernet_nic/netxtreme_server.php . Either way ive tried both and neither grabs an IP from the router it will say "Local IP 127.0.0.1" when I boot up to the Ghost32 program. Im wondering can you use a USB to Ethernet NIC card with the ghost32 program?? Or will people install a different NIC on the motherboard just to do this if they cant get their current card to work??
First of all, the X: drive
First of all, the X: drive is NOT your USB stick. WinPE runs entirely from memory, and by default creates a virtual disk as the drive X:
What you need to do from a WinPE command prompt, is to check each drive letter one by one and find where the boot USB stick lives. Depending on your hardware setup, the boot USB device is likely to be somewhere between F: through to I: and additional USB sticks after that.
So I stayed late at work last night and figured out that one of the extra drivers I installed for the Perc HDD was throwing everything off on the ghost32 which was causing only the server HDD to show. I had put raid controller drivers too or something to do with raid that must have throw it off. After that I was able see every USB stick in it and make an image. Problem finally solved, granted I would have prefered to do this over the network to our main "ghost machine" which is only 30 feet away. But for this one time use local will work fine and its great to know we can do this saves me the hassle of scrambling for Nic drivers.