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  1. interlnk.exe on windows 2000?

    I am trying to use an old palmtop computer, which has no disk drives.
    It's only way to transfer files is through the old dos program
    intersvr.exe. So I need to run interlnk.exe on my desktop computer.
    However, this is proving challenging. I'm running windows 2000. I've
    added "device=c:\interlnk.exe" to my config.nt. However, when I then
    try to run interlnk to map the drive, it reports that it cannot
    establish a connection (the computers are linked with a serial null
    modem cable). The system also warns that interlnk.exe is trying to
    run a 16-bit dos device driver which is not supported.

    Does anyone know of a way to get this to work? Or do i simply have to
    run Windows 95/98 to use this dos program?

    Please respond via email. Thanks in advance for any info =).

    Jonathan Dinerstein
    jondinerstein@yahoo.com

  2. Re: interlnk.exe on windows 2000?

    On 14 Jul 2003 09:44:01 -0700, jondinerstein@yahoo.com (Jonathan
    Dinerstein) wrote:

    >I am trying to use an old palmtop computer, which has no disk drives.
    >It's only way to transfer files is through the old dos program
    >intersvr.exe. So I need to run interlnk.exe on my desktop computer.
    >However, this is proving challenging. I'm running windows 2000. I've
    >added "device=c:\interlnk.exe" to my config.nt. However, when I then
    >try to run interlnk to map the drive, it reports that it cannot
    >establish a connection (the computers are linked with a serial null
    >modem cable). The system also warns that interlnk.exe is trying to
    >run a 16-bit dos device driver which is not supported.


    This is true. Interlnk/intersvr is not supported under Windows 2000.

    >Does anyone know of a way to get this to work? Or do i simply have to
    >run Windows 95/98 to use this dos program?


    It depends on whether you have access to a FAT formatted hard drive.
    The obvious solution is, if you *do* have a FAT hard drive (as opposed
    to NTFS) is to boot the machine via floppy into DOS with interlnk
    loaded and run it that way. You'd then be doing all the copying by
    hand though.

    Win95 would obviously be better as at least you'd have windows
    explorer.

    Unfortunately however this isn't something that is ever going to be
    simple with Win2k if you have an NTFS drive, although you can find DOS
    based NTFS reader/writers available!

    >Please respond via email.


    no :-)

    >Thanks in advance for any info =).


    Hope this helps.

    Best Regards
    John McCabe

    To reply by email replace 'nospam' with 'assen'

  3. Re: interlnk.exe on windows 2000?

    Jonathan Dinerstein wrote:

    > Does anyone know of a way to get this to work? Or do i simply have to
    > run Windows 95/98 to use this dos program?


    Try ZIP 2.21 from:
    http://home.att.net/~short.stop/vde.htm#moredos

    --
    Robert Riebisch
    Bitte NUR in der Newsgroup antworten!
    Please reply to the Newsgroup ONLY!

  4. Re: interlnk.exe on windows 2000?

    > The obvious solution is, if you *do* have a FAT hard drive (as opposed
    > to NTFS) is to boot the machine via floppy into DOS with interlnk
    > loaded and run it that way. You'd then be doing all the copying by
    > hand though.


    This sounds like a good solution (and simple enough). I just ran into
    an interesting little problem, though. How can I make a bootable
    floppy under windows 2000? I know you can do it easy (GUI option)
    under win95 on the format dialog, but this appears to be gone under
    2000. Will I have to get a special utility?

    Thanks!

    Jonathan Dinerstein
    jondinerstein@yahoo.com

  5. Re: interlnk.exe on windows 2000?

    In article , Jonathan Dinerstein wrote:
    >> The obvious solution is, if you *do* have a FAT hard drive (as opposed
    >> to NTFS) is to boot the machine via floppy into DOS with interlnk
    >> loaded and run it that way. You'd then be doing all the copying by
    >> hand though.

    >
    > This sounds like a good solution (and simple enough). I just ran into
    > an interesting little problem, though. How can I make a bootable
    > floppy under windows 2000? I know you can do it easy (GUI option)
    > under win95 on the format dialog, but this appears to be gone under
    > 2000. Will I have to get a special utility?


    Yes, something that is actually Dos.

    IOW Windows NT4/2000/XP is not dos based like w9x/ME, but based on the
    totally independant NT branch of Windows.

    The best way would be to download some imaging program (like winimage or so),
    and an image of a dos bootdisc.

    I only used Windows based imaging tools once though, (to create something
    2.88 MB bootable for a CD), since I usually use unix built in DD.

    If you have somewhat recent hardware that can boot from CD, it can often be
    handier to make a 2.88 MB bootfloppy to burn on CD. More space.

  6. Re: interlnk.exe on windows 2000?

    On Mon, 14 Jul 2003 21:27:13 +0200, Robert Riebisch
    wrote:

    >Jonathan Dinerstein wrote:
    >
    >> Does anyone know of a way to get this to work? Or do i simply have to
    >> run Windows 95/98 to use this dos program?

    >
    >Try ZIP 2.21 from:
    >http://home.att.net/~short.stop/vde.htm#moredos


    And that works under Win2k does it?


    Best Regards
    John McCabe

    To reply by email replace 'nospam' with 'assen'

  7. Re: interlnk.exe on windows 2000?

    On Mon, 14 Jul 2003 23:25:49 +0000 (UTC), Marco van de Voort
    wrote:

    >The best way would be to download some imaging program (like winimage or so),
    >and an image of a dos bootdisc.


    Go to www.bootdisk.com and, if I were you, download the exe for
    Windows 98SE. You won't need winimage as that file will create a
    Windows 98 bootdisk for you. Once it is created, modify the config.sys
    to add interlnk.exe as a device if necessary (depends on how you want
    the client/server configured) the boot your PC with it.

    As I said though, if your hard drive is NTFS you won't have a lot of
    luck. As long as you use the Win98 boot disk, FAT32 should be fine.



    Best Regards
    John McCabe

    To reply by email replace 'nospam' with 'assen'

  8. Re: interlnk.exe on windows 2000?

    John McCabe wrote:

    > And that works under Win2k does it?


    No, sorry. :-(

    "ZIP has worked reliably for some Windows NT users, but not for many
    others; chances of success are probably no better under Win2000 or XP."

    --
    Robert Riebisch
    Bitte NUR in der Newsgroup antworten!
    Please reply to the Newsgroup ONLY!

  9. Re: interlnk.exe on windows 2000?

    john@nospam.demon.co.uk (John McCabe) writes:

    >On 14 Jul 2003 09:44:01 -0700, jondinerstein@yahoo.com (Jonathan
    >Dinerstein) wrote:


    >>I am trying to use an old palmtop computer, which has no disk drives.
    >>It's only way to transfer files is through the old dos program
    >>intersvr.exe. So I need to run interlnk.exe on my desktop computer.
    >>However, this is proving challenging. I'm running windows 2000. I've
    >>added "device=c:\interlnk.exe" to my config.nt. However, when I then
    >>try to run interlnk to map the drive, it reports that it cannot
    >>establish a connection (the computers are linked with a serial null
    >>modem cable). The system also warns that interlnk.exe is trying to
    >>run a 16-bit dos device driver which is not supported.


    >This is true. Interlnk/intersvr is not supported under Windows 2000.


    >>Does anyone know of a way to get this to work? Or do i simply have to
    >>run Windows 95/98 to use this dos program?


    >It depends on whether you have access to a FAT formatted hard drive.
    >The obvious solution is, if you *do* have a FAT hard drive (as opposed
    >to NTFS) is to boot the machine via floppy into DOS with interlnk
    >loaded and run it that way. You'd then be doing all the copying by
    >hand though.


    >Win95 would obviously be better as at least you'd have windows
    >explorer.


    >Unfortunately however this isn't something that is ever going to be
    >simple with Win2k if you have an NTFS drive, although you can find DOS
    >based NTFS reader/writers available!


    INTERLNK/INTERSVR also do not support FAT32, and can destroy data
    if writing to a FAT32 drive. So if using these programs under Win9x DOS,
    be very sure that only FAT16 drives are involved.
    --Donald Davis

  10. Re: interlnk.exe on windows 2000?


    "Jonathan Dinerstein" wrote in message
    news:bf0fe52f.0307141328.7afdfb76@posting.google.c om...
    > > The obvious solution is, if you *do* have a FAT hard drive (as opposed
    > > to NTFS) is to boot the machine via floppy into DOS with interlnk
    > > loaded and run it that way. You'd then be doing all the copying by
    > > hand though.

    >
    > This sounds like a good solution (and simple enough). I just ran into
    > an interesting little problem, though. How can I make a bootable
    > floppy under windows 2000? I know you can do it easy (GUI option)
    > under win95 on the format dialog, but this appears to be gone under
    > 2000. Will I have to get a special utility?
    >
    > Thanks!
    >
    > Jonathan Dinerstein
    > jondinerstein@yahoo.com

    If you have server (as opposed to professional), there is a directory on the
    CD, containing tools to make boot disks for network clients. These create a
    disk 'set', but you can remove the client tools to just leave a basic boot
    disk. Otherwise, just go to www.bootdisk.com, and download a bootdisk image.

    Best Wishes



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