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BartPE-unable to install network adapters

Last response: in Networking
July 9, 2007 6:51:58 PM

I have spent quite a bit of time trying to build a BartPE cd that i can boot off of, then add in network support to configure the IP address of the server with a Ghost image on it, then, load the image to the machine (i am having trouble with both a Lenovo ThinkPad R61 and a ThinkCentre, 9632-UN8).

I have tried loading updated network drivers plugin as recommended on a couple of other forums but still doesn't work. I get the same error message every time: 'Unable to install network adapters. Both machines have the Broadcom Gigabit Ethernet NIC.

I also tried adding the R61 nic drivers to my peinstaller folder. I did the following:
1) exploded the drivers into a file on my c:\ drive
2) copied them in to: C:\pebuilder3110a\drivers\Net\R61
3) then burned a cd
4) still getting same error message!!!


Ahem, any advice is greatly appreciated! :wahoo: 
March 19, 2009 4:05:34 PM

Try this. Alot of broadcom drivers use generic intel drivers and Bart doesn't necessarily like it very much.

Go find the latest copy of the PRO2KXP drivers, probably PRO2KXP_v13_5.exe. It's easy to find via google. Save it then run the following command from a command prompt. Once extracted move all of the folders into the Pebuilder\drivers\Net folder. Rebuild your PE ISO, burn, and then try again.

PRO2KXP_v13_1_2.exe /s /e /f <path>

Hope this helps. Also, depending on your version of Bart, you may need to actually copy the .sys driver file into your I386\system32 folder. I've had to do that on a few rare occasions.
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