|Re: HP 200LX - Install DOS Applications based on Zip Files |
Message #2 Posted by Raymond Del Tondo on 2 Apr 2008, 7:20 a.m.,
in response to message #1 by Roland Storz
the following works in many cases (not always):
Either create a directory called 'disk1', and put the installation files into that dir,
or create a file called 'disk1' within the directory of the installation files.
If the installer asks for a different name, or more 'disks', then act accordingly, of course;-)
IIRC I installed Windows from a plain directory, with the suitable
files names as placeholders for the individual setup disks.
About the Windows installation: You can use Windows 3.0 ,
not sure if 3.1 will work, but 3.11 doesn't, as it needs a real 286 or 386.
I had Windows run even with a serial mouse connected, which made it somewhat more usable.
It's nice to see Windows 'run' (or better walk) on the 200LX,
but after all it's not too efficient, given the limited power of the 200LX.
I'd rather stick with the given DOS extender, or maybe try GEOS.