Linux Box + DOS 3.2 box + (1)5.25 floppy drive (okidata 3305BU) = HELP!!!!!!!!

From: Andrew Prince <>
Date: Fri Feb 27 07:55:30 2004

On Fri, 2004-02-27 at 10:50, B.Degnan wrote:
> Possibilities:
> a) There is a program called Laplink that you can use to copy files to the
> Compaq without using the diskette drive. You'll need a straight-through
> serial cable, or a parallel cable that's made specially for
> laplink. Using serial mode only (somehow) laplink can install itself on a
> target computer (compaq) through the serial port without having to install
> software via the disk drive.

The serial cable needed is a "Null-Modem" serial cable, not a straight
through. If you use a straight through cable, you will need to also use
a null modem adapter and possibly a gender changer.

Laplink uses the mode command to redirect the input of the keyboard to
the serial port, then uses it's magic to transfer a copy of it's
executable to the target pc and start it up. Kinda cool the first time
you do it... I've seen it done over a dialup line so the guy at the
remote end could transfer some files to my roommate's pc. The sending
end tells you the commands to type in on the target pc.

Received on Fri Feb 27 2004 - 07:55:30 GMT

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