ftp.compaq.com mirror

Alexandre Souza alexandre.tabajara at gmail.com
Tue Aug 8 14:38:14 CDT 2017


I'd download everything and keep it in a safe place, just in case...


2017-08-08 16:30 GMT-03:00 Eric Christopherson via cctalk <
cctalk at classiccmp.org>:

> On Tue, Aug 8, 2017 at 2:19 PM, Adrian Graham via cctalk <
> cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:
>
> > Hi folks,
> >
> > Managed to rescue a Compaq Deskpro EN from the scrap pile at work today
> > and realised it has a proper floppy controller so I can install a 5.25”
> > drive.
> >
> > Trouble is ftp.compaq.com <http://ftp.compaq.com/> has disappeared so
> > getting drivers for win98 is going to be difficult unless I have them at
> > work on old driver CDs. archive.org <http://archive.org/> has a mirror
> of
> > the whole ftp site but it’s 220gb and I’m not sure my little 150mb/s web
> > connection will download that in less than a month :)
> >
> > Did anyone else grab it before it disappeared?
> >
>
> I've found it at
> http://web.archive.org/web/20051120074512/http://ftp.compaq.com:80/ -- and
> that allows you to descend into subdirectories just like on a real FTP
> site.
>
> I'm guessing the one-file download you mentioned was at
> https://archive.org/details/ftp.compaq.com. That page offers a torrent,
> which gives you another way of downloading either the whole thing or just
> parts: you can open that torrent file in a decent BitTorrent client but,
> instead of starting to download the whole thing, go into the list of files
> included and just check off the ones you want to download and keep the rest
> excluded.
>
>
> >
> > cheers,
> >
> > —
> > Adrian/Witchy
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> >
> >
>
>
> --
>         Eric Christopherson
>


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