Re: Dos to Linux

Richard A. Hall (hydros_by_hall@compuserve.com)
Thu, 02 Sep 1999 14:11:54 GMT


Oops.. I just checked and the network does start. I still can't log in.

On Thu, 02 Sep 1999 13:57:42 GMT, you wrote:

>
>Thank you all for the ideas on getting Linus to talk to my Dos machine.
>However that project has just become academic.
>
>I set up masquerading so my win98 machine can share ppp0 with Linux. All
>was working until I entered -detach in the /etc/ppp/options file and
>pd:23:respawn:/usr/sbin/pppd in the /etc/inittab file. I hoped this would
>cause a reconnect in the event of a disconnect. I tested this by unplugging
>the modem. It did not redial so I "shutdown -r now".
>
>Upon restart everything seemed normal until the "login" prompt. At this
>point the hard drive would read (or write) and garbage appears on the crt.
>The net doesn't start and as soon as the first garbage character appears a
>normal login is impossible. I can do a Ctrl-Alt-Delete so the keyboard
>isn't locked, I just can't type fast enough to login. Pressing return
>doesn't cause another login prompt. Switching to another virtual console
>looks ok for a split second, then the garbage appears there too.
>
>Any thoughts short of a re-install?
>
>Thanks,
>Richard Hall (almost sobbing)
>
>
>On Mon, 30 Aug 1999 19:06:59 -0400, you wrote:
>
>>
>>At 11:37 PM 8/30/99 +0000, Richard A. Hall wrote:
>>>Hello all,
>>>
>>>I've finally gotten my linux box to talk to my win98 machine. (If I don't
>>>use passwords!)
>>>
>>>Now I want to connect a Dos 6.2 machine to my Linux network. I have the
>>>Ethernet card and the original drivers for the card. I need more software,
>>>don't I? Anybody have suggestions for dos software? Is there any shareware
>>>or freeware?
>>
>>Microsoft makes a lan manager client for dos...if you scour their website
>>(I would think that MSDOS CLIENT would be a good search) hopefully you'll
>>find it.
>>
>>Dennis
>>>
>>>Thanks,
>>>Richard Hall
>>>
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