Re: Dos to Linux

Jerry Chamberlin (jerryc@netlab.org)
Thu, 2 Sep 1999 10:37:21 -0400 (EDT)


I had this last week try ifup lo

On Thu, 2 Sep 1999, Richard A. Hall wrote:

> 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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