x86/DOS system backup via rs232?
derschjo at gmail.com
Fri Nov 13 19:10:56 CST 2015
On Fri, Nov 13, 2015 at 5:08 PM, Jules Richardson <
jules.richardson99 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 11/12/2015 05:52 PM, Chuck Guzis wrote:
>> On 11/12/2015 01:54 PM, Jules Richardson wrote:
> Alternatively, you could boot DOS from floppy with INTERLINK/INTERSVR
>> installed and use another DOS/WIN machine to do your backup.
> My assumption there was that Interlink needs a newer version of DOS, and
> that some of these systems that I have may be incompatible, but maybe it's
> worth me putting that to the test.
FWIW, DOS 6.xx will boot on anything 100% PC-compatible, 8088 on up, and it
shouldn't have a problem reading filesystems created by earlier DOS
versions. Assuming you can write a bootable floppy and get INTERLNK onto
it, that would probably be the easiest option.
> I'm certain that options abound.
> Yes, I'm sure - just figured I'd ask here as it seems like the sort of nut
> that will already have been cracked :-)
> Vintage PCs are just a pain - new enough to make significant use of hard
> disk technology, but old enough that getting the data off them isn't quite
> as trivial as it likely would be on a much newer machine. I do find them
> *just* interesting enough to make it worthwhile trying to create a snapshot
> of how they were used, though (compared to the Win95-and-newer age where
> it's all so incredibly dull)
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