Thanks again, Dave!
dave04a at dunfield.com
Wed Jan 11 16:39:49 CST 2006
> Heh. There are three monitors on my desk, four machines above it on the
> "second level" I built when things started getting tight, and a
> (seldom-used) monitor sitting on top of those,
I think I already mentioned "KVM".
> > Almost all of my machines here have drive carriers in them - this lets me
> I like that idea, but then you gotta buy those things, and I hsve no funds
> to spend on any computer hardware at this point in time.
New they cost me something like $15, but I've found a number at a local
computer flea market for $1-$2. A lot cheaper than another system.
> I have somewhere around here the original IBM card that has the DB37 on the
> back of it,
If you are not doing any HD or 8", this might work (except for the physical
problem you mentioned) - Check my web site I have details on how I put
together the cable system. I have the 37-pin 'D' connector mounted on a
card backplate in an empty PCI slot. If you don't have a suitable backplate,
you can make one from a DB-25 backplate with a bit of patience and a
> What are you using for networking under dos? Best I've been able to do is to
> load a packet driver (3c509) and then an ftp program, but that at least lets
> me move stuff around. DOS networking stuff is a mess,
Getting full networking running with TCP/IP is daunting, but it can be done. I
generally use a simpler route - I use the network client from Windows for
Workgroups - which can be distilled down to 12 files (counting the NDIS driver
for your network card) in a single directory, accessing my win2k server via
NETBEUI. This is *VERY* easy to get working, I can send you the info.
Anyhow - what compromises you are willing to make with your machines is
your own business ... right now ImageDisk (and Teledisk) are only available
for DOS and close compatibiles, so if you want to make or create images,
it might be worthwhile finding a way to at least temporarily run it.
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