Time to play with the HP dc7700 to see if we can get it imaged and deployed for testing on Monday. The dc7700 has an Intel(R) 82566DM Gigabit Network Connection (no longer the Integrated Broadcom NetLink), this means hunting for and testing a new NDIS driver for our boot disk!
The Intel 82566DM GB NIC requires you to grab the DOS Intel 8256x Ethernet Controllers to use the e1000.dos NDIS driver (12-09-2006 version). The Ghost 8.x version will NOT work with these cards. This also means that the e1000.dos NDIS drivers will need to be updated on our Ghost servers for the management consoles to work.
This combo tests well with Ghost v8.3 so it’s time to archive some copies, for this I keep sets of my boot disks stored as IMG files created with RawWrite for Windows, this makes it a lot easier when it comes to modifying boot sets.
I have uploaded disk images files for these boot disks see GHOST boot disks for HP dc7700 (II) for the details.