Fred Cisin <cisin at xenosoft.com>
Try masking off pin 34.
By masking off you simply mean disconnecting,
correct? It's not that I don't know, I'm merely
Now this is going to sound very vague, but perhaps
it'll jog someone else's
memory. Once upon a time, it was possible to buy a
serial file transfer
package that supported
transfer to/from MS-DOS
machines with no removable
media, e.g. machines with dead floppy drives, so long
as they were able to
load MS-DOS or similar in some way. The process went
something like this:
1. Make sure the two machines have compatible RS232
2. Connect the two machines with a null-modem cable.
3. On the driveless machine ('client'), type a short
effectively mapped the serial port to the console.
4. On the 'server' machine, run the transfer
software, >selecting the
that sends the software to the client machine. The
server would then upload
and start the client software - instant networking.
Sort of sounds like the utility that came with the
Zenith Minisport. The firmware had the ability to
"take over" the command prompt of the computer it was
attached to. Different now that I'm looking at it
again, but the intention was the same, due to the fact
that the MS came with a 2.5" floppy drive, and warez
were never supplied on that medium.
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