Old DOS on topic yet?

From: Lyle Bickley <lbickley_at_bickleywest.com>
Date: Thu Sep 25 20:27:53 2003

I use a technique to be able to select and load different network
drivers and attach to a network using a single floppy. You should be able to
modify it to work with PCMCIA.

The file is a bit over a MB, so I can't post it to the list, but if you'd (or
anyone else would like) I'll Email it directly to you. Here's the
"instructions" for unpacking and using it:

1. gunzip network.tar.gz
2. tar xvf network.tar in a clean directory
3. create a clean MSDOS formatted diskette including the MSDOS system files.
The system files in network.tar.gz are from Winslop, er, Windows 95
4. copy all of the files you've extracted from network.tar.gz to the diskette
(except command.com - use the one that is already on the diskette from
whatever version of MSDOS you are using).
5. boot the diskette and watch what happens, modify "stuff" and I'll betcha
you can make it do PCMCIA on a single floppy.


On Thursday 25 September 2003 16:15, Ron Hudson 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?)
> It would be great to finally have this machine boot up as an
> emulated apple or PDP-8 or Atari or something.
> One of the floppyies makes it into a disk drive for my TRS-80 model
> 100 laptop.
> Ron.

Lyle Bickley
Bickley Consulting West Inc.
Mountain View, CA 94040
"Black holes are where God is dividing by zero"
Received on Thu Sep 25 2003 - 20:27:53 BST

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