NETX.EXE and LOADHIGH in Remote Boot Configuration (101959)

The information in this article applies to:
    Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 6.0
    Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 6.2

This article was previously published under Q101959


If you are using Novell's NETX.EXE workstation shell in a remote boot configuration and you use the MS-DOS 6.0 or 6.2 LOADHIGH /L:x,yyyy syntax, you may receive the following error message when NETX loads:

Insert disk with \COMMAND.COM in drive A
Press any key to continue...
Even if you insert a disk with COMMAND.COM in drive A and press a key, you cannot get past this message.


This situation occurs because the drive being referenced is the virtual drive A established by the remote boot procedure. The extra syntax available to use with MS-DOS 6.0 adn 6.2 is also related to this problem.


To correct this problem, you must eliminate the /L syntax from both the remote boot image and the matching AUTOEXEC.BAT file in your login or home directory.

For example, if your remote boot image and matching AUTOEXEC.BAT file contain the "LH /L:0 NETX.EXE" command, eliminate the /L:0 portion of the command so that you are left with "LH NETX.EXE."

Once you re-create the remote boot image (typically NET$DOS.SYS), you should be able to successfully boot without receiving the message mentioned above.


For more information on the LOADHIGH /L syntax, type "help loadhigh" (without the quotation marks) at the MS-DOS command prompt and then press ENTER.

Modification Type: Major Last Reviewed: 10/12/2003
Keywords: KB101959