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

From: Vintage Computer Festival <>
Date: Fri Feb 27 12:05:06 2004

On Fri, 27 Feb 2004, B.Degnan wrote:

> Next, archive the programs that call the Novell program so that they will
> not be executed when you boot.
> 2) type this command at the DOS prompt : copy autoexec.bat autoexec.nov [enter]
> 3) type this command at the DOS prompt: del autoexec.bat [enter]
> 4) type this command at the DOS prompt : copy config.sys config.nov [enter]
> 5) type this command at the DOS prompt: del config.sys [enter]

Use the REN (rename) command instead to cut this ste pin half.

> 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.

You'll need a NULL MODEM cable to work with serial transfers. I can send
along this old copy of Laplink if Lyos wants to use it. Fastlynx is even
better (as I recently discovered). This assumes you have another DOS
machine though (I don't think these will work in Linux...maybe with

> b) You can use Smart Term (or some modem program) to upload and download
> files from linux computer to the compaq. You'd need two modems and two
> phone lines. And you'd need a modem program (like smart term) on 5
> 1/4. you can download smart term to the linux box, and then copy to DOS
> formatted disks so that when you boot with DOS disk, you can swap out for
> the smart term disk.

Minicom is usually installed with most linux distributions.

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