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