Setupldr is the stand alone program that installs
NT off the CD onto your disk. The setupldr program copies enough of the
system onto the disk to run NT. While setupldr is running, you will see
text written on top of a blue screen. At the end of setupldr,
the system then automatically reboots and installs the rest of the
system with NT running.
Lets run through the various setupldr screens:
Welcome to Setup - Just hit enter
SCSI question - we will just use the built in SCSI device, so hit enter
License - page down to the end then hit F8
Hardware List - The HW list should be fine, so just hit enter
Partition - Need to create a NTFS filesystem on the rest of the disk.
Create a large partition out of the remainder of the drive. Select that
partition as the install partition and format the partition with NTFS.
Install in \WinNT - This is the standard place, so just hit enter
File system check - Just hit enter
Setupldr will now copy a bunch of files off the CD onto the disk. When
setupldr is finished, the machine will reboot, and come up running NT.
setupldr reboots and NT is running on your
system, the NT Setup program will run. Instead of the ugly blue screen,
the window manager is running and NT Setup will present a bunch of
windows to guide you through the rest of the installation procedure.
These windows are called wizards. When you have completed a wizard,
just hit Next to move on to the next configuration step. Note that you
can hit Back if you make a mistake.
Lets run through the configuration windows:
Welcome to NT Setup - Just hit next.
Setup Options - Choose custom (so you can see what will be installed
and hit next.
Enter your name and your company name and then hit next.
Enter the CD key off of your NT package.
Enter your machine name.
Enter a password for your administrator account if you are so inclined.
Answer yes to creating an emergency repair floppy.
Select components (This is the custom part) - Just select all of the
Setup network. See next section on networks.
Setting up the network on NT is just as difficult as setting it up on
Unix. If something doesn't work during the initial setup, don't panic.
You can always reconfigure the network after NT has been installed.
Just use the network icon in the control panel. To get to the control
panel, hit Start->Settings->Control Panel from the task bar.
Select the Protocols tab and then select the TCP/IP protocol. Hit the
Properties button to view or change the settings.
First make sure that your machine is connected to the physical network.
Then follow the following steps:
Select the wired option on the connect machine to
Hit the Start Search button and the Built in
ethernet adapter should be displayed.
For the protocol selection, choose TCP/IP only unless you require IPX
or NETBEUI support.
IPX is the protocol Novell uses.
NETBEUI is a protocol used by older Microsoft networks.
Select all of the services (RPC, NetBios, Workstation,
Just say no to DHCP.
DHCP is a way to automatically get a IP address for your
Don't use this if you set the IP addresses statically.
Of course if your service provider dynamically allocates IP addresses,
then by all means use it.
Go through all of the TCP/IP properties tabs.
IP Address tab:
Set your IP address, subnet mask and the default gateway.
This is for the Domain Name Service setup.
Enter your domain, something like domain.isp.com.
Enter the DNS suffix search order; include at least your domain and any
others that are locally resolved.
This is to allow the old Microsoft NetBios naming conventions to work.
The NetBios naming convention is \\machine_name\share_name.
Enter the IP address of the primary domain server.
Do not enable DNS for Windows.
lmhosts file that will be
This should have the IP address of the primary domain server for your
Do not add a Scope ID.
Do not enable IP forwarding
Click on domain and enter the name of your local workgroup, if you have
one. This should go off to your primary domain server and check that
you are a member of the domain. If this step does not work, just make
your computer a member of a workgroup called "WORKGROUP." You
can set up the domain later.
During the finish phase, you need to select the timezone, check the
date, and setup the display properties you want. Then put in your
emergency floppy and create the backup.
Reboot the machine and log into your NT machine as yourself in the
domain you set up previously. If during the network setup, you were not
able to add your machine to your local domain, just log in as
Administrator and try to add yourself to that domain.
Do this by selecting Start->Settings->Control Panel.
Then select network and change the domain using the Identification tab.
ping to check if the network is able to use
TCP/IP and DNS. Try to ping machines in various domains. Hint: Bring up
an MSDOS Command Prompt window to run