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Old 06-24-2015, 05:08 PM   #16
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Once you get a working system, make a backup of it. Simply copy the virtual machine files is usually all you need to do.
 
Old 06-25-2015, 01:50 AM   #17
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Hi jefro,
Have got one of the progs working, but the serial mouse has to be enabled. One of the main reasons is to get the pcb info into a word doc that can be printed for distribution. As thereareno printers that can be used from dos today is to use one machine for all. Pleasenote that this is now for my hobby, to keep me off the streets. Im retired. Will keep this thread until solved

Till later

Thanks
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Old 06-25-2015, 10:20 AM   #18
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There are a few hacks (I'm not a big fan of that term... ) that can used to print from DOS. Did he install W98? What virtual machine did your son install and what is the host operating system?

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Old 06-25-2015, 11:09 AM   #19
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There are a few hacks (I'm not a big fan of that term... ) that can used to print from DOS. Did he install W98? What virtual machine did your son install and what is the host operating system?
Virtualbox 4.3 on linux mint 17.1
 
Old 06-25-2015, 11:21 AM   #20
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Hi All
Had a bit of finger pokin spitzen , sparken. Will keep you in formed.

Till later
THANK so far
Barry
 
Old 06-28-2015, 09:14 AM   #21
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Hi ALL, have installed w98 in the dosbox. This is working even with networking file transfer. This is in win mode.
The next thing is to make sure that i can get my dos programs working.

Will still keep this thread going until finished.

Thanks for all the help
Barry
 
Old 07-04-2015, 03:12 AM   #22
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Hi all
Only one of the dos packages is working great, the other works , but the prog has pnly 2 optionsfor the serial mouse. Com 1 or com2.

What im going to do is have linux only look at a serial mouse and not a ps2 mouse.

Thanks to All for the pointers
Barry
 
Old 07-04-2015, 03:23 AM   #23
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I echo jefro's recommendation on running dosbox (if it truly is a dos program you are running)... You can use it to run a virtualized dos environment on any compatible hardware,... For file exchange, you can use SAMBA shares to move the files back and forth on the network. In Linux, there are even ways to mount remote filesystems as if they were local (using fuse, for example).

Look here for emulating a serial mouse within dosbox (Not a definitive solution, but it might help you find an answer):
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1...se-with-a-fifo

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Old 07-17-2015, 03:19 AM   #24
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Hi all
Havenot done much since the last getting every thin going
except now having to get linux to ignore the ps2 mouse and get
linux to operater on 'com1 and or com2'.

My son is returning to boarding school on sunday.

This last conversion is to do the serial mouse application.

It will just have to wait till a later time.

Again when all is working the way i need / want it allto go.

Till a later time, thanks to all.
Barry
 
Old 07-17-2015, 05:49 PM   #25
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All that config.sys and autoexec.bat stuff may still need to be enabled.
 
  


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