Old DOS on topic yet?

From: Ron Hudson <rhudson_at_cnonline.net>
Date: Thu Sep 25 20:23:24 2003

On Thursday, September 25, 2003, at 07:16 PM, Zane H. Healy wrote:

>> I would like to get an old single floppy DOS laptop machine
>> on my local network. Anyone know how to get DOS to work with
>> a PCMCIA card (uh too new?)
> Well.... One question comes to mind, if it's a single floppy laptop (I
> translate that as meaning it doesn't have a HD), does it even have a
> card slot?

Yep, It has the slot, there is a place for an HD but I didn't get one.
It's some sort of compaq.

> If it doesn't, does it have an bidirectional parallel port
> (isn't that called EPP?). If you have the PCMCIA slot, you'll need to
> find
> a card that is old enough that there was DOS support for it.
> Hopefully you
> can get one that includes the drivers and instructions.
> Warning, setting such a thing up is not fun. The next question is,
> what do
> you plan on using for networking software? Such things for DOS weren't
> exactly common either.

Well, fun-ness for me is defined as am I being paid to do this thing or
am I just doing cause I want to. I will probably want just some sort of
telnet on it. I could just serial port it to the Linux machine and
use a Terminal emulator of some sort I suppose.

What I would really like to do is build up a single floppy (or two
Linux that had vi and perl or python. Classiccomp is the wrong place to
bark up that tree though.

oooh! BBS? hmmm.

> Zane
Received on Thu Sep 25 2003 - 20:23:24 BST

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