The free crynwr packet driver collection doesn't cover the Netgear FA311 10/100 baseTX network card.
Uge! I've been google searching and have found BartPE, but that is a Windows 98 boot disk. I suppose some people like freedos's spotty support for modern network cards, but then how does one update freedos without networking??? Why not an on top of freedos minimal Linux system that you load using say loadlin for the sole purpose of running fdupdate? This linux system can drop back to freedos when it is done. This gets around having to support network cards in freedos for which there isn't any support. Another option is to revive freedos32 and possibly design it so that Linux packet drivers or Windows packet drivers can be used. Yet a third option, install freedos from a minimal bare bones Linux system that supports common network cards which can be extended to support other cards and provide instructions on how to add drivers to the iso image prior to burning it. A fourth solution is to get open source developers to produce dos drivers for modern network cards that came into existence after Microsoft dropped dos support. Without a dos packet driver that works with your network card, forget using Norton Ghost. Syllable seems to have better network card support than freedos does where syllable isn't: Dos based, Windows based, or Linux based. How is that even possible? Too bad there isn't a universal packet driver specification where the high level logic is one piece and the low level runtime is another piece that can be tailored to the OS. Done right, this approach should ease porting network cards to different operating systems that support the specification. The high level piece should provide a specific interface I suppose that can be operated from a single OS specific part. My idea is, write one low level piece and support many high level card specific components using it. For this to work, the drivers need to be open source and care should be taken to allow some flexibility in how the high level piece is compiled on different OSes. I hope packet driver support improves in freedos in the future or perhaps fdupdate should be redesigned for non network use. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ October Webinars: Code for Performance Free Intel webinars can help you accelerate application performance. Explore tips for MPI, OpenMP, advanced profiling, and more. Get the most from the latest Intel processors and coprocessors. See abstracts and register > http://pubads.g.doubleclick.net/gampad/clk?id=60135031&iu=/4140/ostg.clktrk _______________________________________________ Freedos-user mailing list Freedosfirstname.lastname@example.org https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/freedos-user