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Message #8 Posted by geoff quickfall on 12 Nov 2009, 3:26 a.m.,
in response to message #1 by Geoff Quickfall
While I am waiting for my PCMCIA adapter card I thought I would try Egan's suggestion.
After loading DOSbox and the calling it I tried to install the three original disks. After succesfully mounting A: drive and then calling "INSTALL" I kept getting:
The files must be decompressed before installing, please .....
So I thought I would try the Windows XP command prompt. I called up drive A: and then "INSTALL". The application installed correctly to the point where it gives you the option of identifying the correct com port or closing and then manually configuring the com ports. I chose the latter.
Back to Windows by typing exit on the Windows command prompt. I then called up DOSbox and mounted the correct C: directory with the connectivity applications APP200. The program ran perfectly under DOSbox and emulates the 200lx applications.
Serial RS232 cable and attached to the PC and the 200Lx. I have tried all the comm ports (1 and 2) with all variations and the two machines will not talk.
Now it has been awhile since I had to play with coms, serial cables and etc.
Any simple suggestions dealing with the first message:
Unable to decompress the files....
which was not a problem on the Windows command prompt
but was a problem on the DOSbox command prompt.
Will not connect ...
Signed; learning DOS again, ;-)
Edited: 12 Nov 2009, 3:26 a.m.