Restoring an XT - transfer problem
chrism3667 at yahoo.com
Mon Feb 26 14:16:38 CST 2007
>Fred Cisin <cisin at xenosoft.com>
>Try masking off pin 34.
By masking off you simply mean disconnecting,
correct? It's not that I don't know, I'm merely
>Now this is going to sound very vague, but perhaps
>it'll jog someone else's
>memory. Once upon a time, it was possible to buy a
>>serial file transfer
>package that supported transfer to/from MS-DOS
>machines with no removable
>media, e.g. machines with dead floppy drives, so long
>as they were able to
>load MS-DOS or similar in some way. The process went
>something like this:
>1. Make sure the two machines have compatible RS232
>2. Connect the two machines with a null-modem cable.
>3. On the driveless machine ('client'), type a short
>effectively mapped the serial port to the console.
>4. On the 'server' machine, run the transfer
software, >selecting the option
>that sends the software to the client machine. The
>server would then upload
>and start the client software - instant networking.
Sort of sounds like the utility that came with the
Zenith Minisport. The firmware had the ability to
"take over" the command prompt of the computer it was
attached to. Different now that I'm looking at it
again, but the intention was the same, due to the fact
that the MS came with a 2.5" floppy drive, and warez
were never supplied on that medium.
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