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Old 06-23-2015, 02:07 PM   #1
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linking a dos (win98) in dos mode.


Hi all, retired pcb designer.

For the last 30 years i have bee using a dos package for pcb design. I have been linking to an xp machine via netbeui. This has been working fine for the last 12 years with no problems. The xp machine is mainly used for internet access, emails etc.

All the cad work i do is on the "dos98" machine. I share a folder on the xp machine that the folder can be seen from the dos machineonly. Xp cant see the dos machine at all. I dont run dos any progs from the xp machine at all.

I would like to know if there is a possible link to do this.

Thanking you for your time.

Please note that im no wizkid when it comes to computers andhow they work.

Barry
 
Old 06-23-2015, 02:14 PM   #2
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not sure how this relates to linux or what the question is ?
 
Old 06-23-2015, 02:28 PM   #3
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dos machine to a linux machine

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sorry for the vague storey. In dos i type in net and it loads a networking program. I can then brouse the local network i have at home and see my xp machine with a shared folder called xyz. Fro the dos machine i can send files that need to be emailed to a supplier. On the xp machine there is are "driver files " placed in the windows system. This allows the dos machine to see the shared folder, allowing me to do file transfers back and fro with ease.
As xp is old, i was hoping to go over to a linux based system than up grading to w10, i would loose this linking process .

If this is possible it would be great. Netbeui was typically dropped by windows.
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Old 06-23-2015, 02:35 PM   #4
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I believe or assume the question is if it is possible to connect linux to the W98 using netBEUI protocol. As far as I know it isn't possible. samba uses netbios over TCP/IP.
 
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Old 06-23-2015, 02:41 PM   #5
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Hi michaelk and others,
Thanks for the replys,

All i need is to send dos files from the dos machine to a linux machine for attaching to emails etc. Also for doing backups.
Of the whole dos machine (les than 10 gig hard drive.
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Old 06-23-2015, 02:44 PM   #6
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if i understand the question correctly, the easiest way i can think of for sending files among pc's is using sftp/scp.

or nfs/ftp/samba/sshfs/http/...

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Old 06-23-2015, 02:49 PM   #7
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Hi schneidz,

Thanks

i will have to ask my son about that. I dont know about it.
Barry

Ps im in cape town
 
Old 06-23-2015, 03:01 PM   #8
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It seems that you are interested in using netbeui mainly because that is what you have always used. But you should be able to use another transport protocol for filesystem access.

I am most definitely not an expert, but from what I see here I would guess that you could add the Linux host to the W98 lmhosts file, add the W98 machine to the Linux hosts file and access it from Linux with Samba over TCP/IP which is supported by W98.

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Old 06-23-2015, 03:02 PM   #9
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sftp/scp etc still uses TCP/IP. The only other protocol that might work to connect to a linux box is IPX/SPX. Don't think your going to get away with not installing TCP/IP in the W98 computer if you want to be compatible with current operating systems.

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Old 06-23-2015, 03:05 PM   #10
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Hi All.

I will speak to my son and see what can be done as he could help me.

Ps i found this link
File transfer between machines ...

teaching.idallen.com/dat2330/06w/notes/file_transfer.txt.

I will post if the link from the dos98 mach to the linux machine.

THANKS to all
Barry
 
Old 06-23-2015, 03:25 PM   #11
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The provided link provides some basic information for the various file transfer protocols. I'm sure 16 bit applications are still out there somewhere but the PuTTY applications in the posted link are 32 bit if you download them from its website. Worst case you would have to stick with windows networking or ftp.
 
Old 06-23-2015, 03:29 PM   #12
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It should be a trival task to get network access to this from linux.

Might be trival also to consider running either a free virtual machine or move to dosbox or an other dos type emulator.

I run an old CAN network ladder program in linux under wine. Works great.
 
Old 06-24-2015, 02:50 AM   #13
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Hi all

Update

A virtual win98 os has been installed and my son has managed to get a serial mouse working. So far so good.
Will keep you all informed.

Thanks for all the pointers from you all.

Till later
Barry
 
Old 06-24-2015, 06:18 AM   #14
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If you are running Win98 in a virtual machine, there are a couple of tweaks that I can suggest. http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...2/#post5072973

For the record, it is possible to mount a a Win98 network share on a Linux box using Samba. It does require some tweaks in the fstab entry, the smb.conf file and in setting up the password backend to get this to work. I still have a legacy Win98 install running, so I have details if required.
 
Old 06-24-2015, 06:23 AM   #15
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Hi allend thanks, will pass onto my son. Sleeping at the moment. So far i have a glitch which we will go back one step so as to fix it hanging up in the 98 system, then will config one item at a time in the start up. I think it is the dos mem extender.

I will keep an update. Will be back at 7.30pm sa time.
Barry
 
  


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