[BL] How to sys DOS on a laptop without floppy drive
keesan at sdf.lonestar.org
Sat Aug 27 10:55:43 EDT 2005
On Sat, 27 Aug 2005, sindi keesan wrote:
>>>>> I will need file transfer with Redhat 7.0 to get dosemu on there
(in order to format hda1 so I can put on DOS and llpro).
I had the idea of using a nullmodem cable and setting up as dumb terminal
but I think I need pppd, which Redhat lacks, and a terminal program.
pppd 38400 crtscts defaultroute
on both computers?
Redhat seems to concentrate on stuff like local networking and samba and I
still have found no way to dial. Startx does not even work - it is
pointed at some font directory that does not exist. To start X you need
to change runlevel to 5 and reboot. I took off at least 50MB of locale,
help files in various languages, and timezone info. With over 6MB of
modules (joystick, radio) there is no plip or slip.
BL is much more carefully thought out and does more useful stuff in far
I might give up on Redhat and install SW4.0 via CD to the 128MB partition
and use that to dial and fetch dosemu from the web or another BL computer
(via plip if pcmcia still does not work, typing over Steven's send/receive
scripts, or pppd if I can figure it out and use minicom.)
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