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Automatic Boot Diskette Generation Remote Install

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000107737D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-22
Document File: 1 page(s) / 30K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Pelt, WJ: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

Several files are required to boot a PC for remote installation of IBM OS/2* LAN Requester Version 1.3 from Extended Edition 1.3. Instead of shipping these files, a program is written as part of the preprocessing to build this diskette from the OS/2 already on the PC at which the preprocessing is run.

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Automatic Boot Diskette Generation Remote Install

       Several files are required to boot a PC for remote
installation of IBM OS/2* LAN Requester Version 1.3 from Extended
Edition 1.3.  Instead of shipping these files, a program is written
as part of the preprocessing to build this diskette from the OS/2
already on the PC at which the preprocessing is run.

      Personal Computers boot differently.  However, the basic files
remain the same with some internal differences. Once files needed for
different types of PCs are identified, the boot diskette generation
program creates the boot diskette based on the type of PC for which
the boot diskette is being created.  The interface for building the
boot diskette is a series of Presentation Manager screens that allows
the LAN Administrator to specify the hardware used and generates a
bootable diskette.  The diskette is then used to initiate a remote
install of LAN Requester 1.3 from Extended Edition 1.3 installed
personal computer.  The bootable diskette created contains a subset
of the OS/2 Operating System.  It contains just enough OS/2 to
establish a NETBIOS session between two personal computers.
*  Trademark of IBM Corp.