tried to get the os restore to work a few months ago and never had any luck with it, i've decided to try one more time before i start using the Cobalt for a boat anchor.
went out and bought a linksys etherfast 10/100 LAN card (LNE100TX) and have now installed into one of my pc servers running windows 2000 adv server. this particular machine has 2 other NIC's in it already, but neither are connected.
have tried both ports on the cobalt, and switching between 2 crossover cables with a (1 known good one).
if i boot the cobalt first and start the os restore then reboot the windows machine with OS restore cd (3500_r1.133 / 259-3833-12 or 960-raqxtr01au / 190 00149-02) i get this error that scrolls on and on:
if i boot into the OS restore cd (960-raqxtr01au / 190 00149-02) from my windows machine, then start the cobalt os restore, nothing happens. if i boot into the OS restore cd (3500_r1.133 / 259-3833-12) from my windows machine, then start the cobalt os restore, nothing happens.
the cobalt lcd never moves from starting up in either scenario
also the network leds behave the same way in both scenarios.
they led is not lit up when the boot from net starts, the system then brings the port up, "pulses" 3 times & then drops the port, this cycle repeats indefinitely until i kill it.