• FreeDOS USB SUPPORT

    From Rodneyg@VERT/EOTLBBS to HusTler on Mon May 29 15:49:24 2023
    Re: FreeDOS USB SUPPORT„ By: HusTler to basschestra on Sun Oct 25 2020 08:05:23„„ > Re: FreeDOS USB SUPPORT„I believe you're right.....DOS supports CD Drives but does not support USB„---„ Ģ Synchronet Ģ End Of The Line BBS - endofthelinebbs.com„
  • From hollowone@VERT/BEERS20 to Rodneyg on Mon Jun 5 13:10:00 2023
    I believe you're right.....DOS supports CD Drives but does not support„ Ro> USB ---„„There are DOS drivers for USB devices. Quick search to get this:„http://www.georgpotthast.de/usb/„„Have you tried it?„„-h1„„... Xerox Alto was the thing. Anything after we use is just a mere copy.„
  • From Shanen@VERT to hollowone on Tue Jun 6 17:55:00 2023
    hollowone wrote to Rodneyg <=-„„ ho> @VIA: BEERS20„ ho> @MSGID: <647E4C7A.17792.dove-hlp@vert.synchro.net>„ Ro> I believe you're right.....DOS supports CD Drives but does not support„ Ro> USB ---„„ ho> There are DOS drivers for USB devices. Quick search to get this:„ ho> http://www.georgpotthast.de/usb/„„ ho> Have you tried it?„„ In case it would be useful, there's also „https://gitlab.com/FreeDOS/drivers/usbdos/„„„... MultiMail, the new multi-platform, multi-format offline reader!„--- MultiMail/Linux v0.52„ Ģ Synchronet Ģ Vertrauen Ģ Home of Synchronet Ģ [vert/cvs/bbs].synchro.net„
  • From Tracker1@VERT/TRN to Rodneyg on Fri Jun 16 10:37:35 2023
    Re: FreeDOS USB SUPPORT„ By: Rodneyg to HusTler on Mon May 29 2023 15:49:24„„ >> Re: FreeDOS USB SUPPORT„ > I believe you're right.....DOS supports CD Drives but does not support USB„„AFAIK, Recent versions of FreeDOS should support a USB drive formatted as FAT/FAT32. Should show up as long as it's plugged in before booting. Not sure if there's a way to hot mount though, been a while.„ „ „-- „Michael J. Ryan „+o roughneckbbs.com „tracker1@roughneckbbs.com„„---„ Ģ Synchronet Ģ Roughneck BBS - roughneckbbs.com„
  • From Woodoochild@VERT/DMINE to hollowone on Fri Jun 16 21:15:04 2023
    Re: Re: FreeDOS USB SUPPORT„ By: hollowone to Rodneyg on Mon Jun 05 2023 01:10 pm„„„ > Ro> I believe you're right.....DOS supports CD Drives but does not support„ > Ro> USB ---„ > „ > There are DOS drivers for USB devices. Quick search to get this:„ > http://www.georgpotthast.de/usb/„ > „ > Have you tried it?„ „Hello, „„I will check this link! Thank you. :0)„I've been trying to get this thing to work for a few days now, I've reassembled„and old machine running MSDOS 6.22. I'm using it also to browse BBS b the way.„It's a lot of fun! :0) But do we need a US stick formatted specifically for„MSDOS? That seems logical. Because so far, I haven't managed to get my USB„stick recognized. What's more, MSDOS can only read partitions up to 2GB, unless„I'm mistaken.„„Lord Woodoo„---„ Ģ Synchronet Ģ Diamond Mine Online BBS - bbs.dmine.net:24 - Fredericksburg, VA USA„
  • From Dr. What@VERT/THEGATEB to Tracker1 on Sat Jun 17 08:36:00 2023
    Tracker1 wrote to Rodneyg <=-„„ Tr> AFAIK, Recent versions of FreeDOS should support a USB drive formatted„ Tr> as FAT/FAT32. Should show up as long as it's plugged in before booting.„ Tr> Not sure if there's a way to hot mount though, been a while.„„The only way I've gotten this to work is:„1. Power off the PC.„2. Plug in the USB drive.„3. Power on the PC.„4. Mine has a power on menu that you can get in to and I have to tell it to„boot from the hard drive - NOT the USB drive.„5. FreeDOS boots up normally.„6. Now, my USB drive is on D: (and E: and F: if you have multiple partitions).„„Of course, to remove the USB drive, you need to power off the computer.„„I don't believe FreeDOS supports hot mounting of USB drives.„„„... Adam ate the apple, and our teeth still ache.„--- MultiMail/Linux v0.52„ Ģ Synchronet Ģ ** The Gate BBS - Shelby, NC - thegateb.synchro.net **„
  • From Tracker1@VERT/TRN to Woodoochild on Wed Jun 21 23:09:34 2023
    Re: Re: FreeDOS USB SUPPORT„ By: Woodoochild to hollowone on Fri Jun 16 2023 21:15:04„„ Wo> I've been trying to get this thing to work for a few days now, I've„ Wo> reassembled and old machine running MSDOS 6.22. I'm using it also to„ Wo> browse BBS b the way. It's a lot of fun! :0) But do we need a US stick„ Wo> formatted specifically for MSDOS? That seems logical. Because so far, I„ Wo> haven't managed to get my USB stick recognized. What's more, MSDOS can„ Wo> only read partitions up to 2GB, unless I'm mistaken.„„Your best bet is really FreeDOS, not MS-DOS if you want to run DOS on more modern hardware.„ „ „-- „Michael J. Ryan „+o roughneckbbs.com „tracker1@roughneckbbs.com„„---„ Ģ Synchronet Ģ Roughneck BBS - roughneckbbs.com„
  • From esc@VERT/MONTEREY to Tracker1 on Thu Jun 22 01:00:00 2023
    Your best bet is really FreeDOS, not MS-DOS if you want to run DOS on„ Tr> more modern hardware.„„I've had some luck recently using MS-DOS 7.1. FreeDOS does have some game compatibility issues (relatively few, FWIW) which makes me still prefer MS-DOS. That said, MS-DOS 7.1 can be yanked out of Win98SE install media, and it's basically MS-DOS 6.22 with a few extras, in particular FAT32 support.„„--- Mystic BBS v1.12 A49 2023/02/26 (Linux/64)„ * Origin: m O N T E R E Y b B S . c O M„
  • From paulie420@VERT/BEERS20 to Tracker1 on Thu Jun 22 07:41:00 2023
    :0) But do we need a US stickc„ Tr> Wo> formatted specifically for MSDOS? That seems logical. Because so far,„ Tr> Wo> haven't managed to get my USB stick recognized. What's more, MSDOS ca„ Tr> Wo> only read partitions up to 2GB, unless I'm mistaken.„„You need a FAT16 partition. Also, to use USB you'll need a driver or bump up to FreeDOS, I *think* it has a driver.„„If you can't find one, I know theres a DOS USB driver @ 2oFB... search function is your friend. Its in the LocalZzZ first File Conference.„„„„|07p|15AULIE|1142|07o„|08.........„
  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to esc on Thu Jun 22 14:18:03 2023
    Re: Re: FreeDOS USB SUPPORT„ By: esc to Tracker1 on Thu Jun 22 2023 01:00 am„„ es> I've had some luck recently using MS-DOS 7.1. FreeDOS does have some game„„What exactly is MS-DOS 7.1? The last official standalone release Microsoft made of MS-DOS was 6.22. Would 7.1 be the DOS layer included with Windows 98 or something?„„Nightfox„„---„ Ģ Synchronet Ģ Digital Distortion: digitaldistortionbbs.com„
  • From Moondog@VERT/CAVEBBS to Tracker1 on Thu Jun 22 17:50:00 2023
    Re: Re: FreeDOS USB SUPPORT„ By: Tracker1 to Woodoochild on Wed Jun 21 2023 11:09 pm„„ > Re: Re: FreeDOS USB SUPPORT„ > By: Woodoochild to hollowone on Fri Jun 16 2023 21:15:04„ > „ > Wo> I've been trying to get this thing to work for a few days now, I've„ > Wo> reassembled and old machine running MSDOS 6.22. I'm using it also to„ > Wo> browse BBS b the way. It's a lot of fun! :0) But do we need a US stick„ > Wo> formatted specifically for MSDOS? That seems logical. Because so far, I„ > Wo> haven't managed to get my USB stick recognized. What's more, MSDOS can„ > Wo> only read partitions up to 2GB, unless I'm mistaken.„ > „ > Your best bet is really FreeDOS, not MS-DOS if you want to run DOS on more m„ > „ > „ > --„ > Michael J. Ryan„ > +o roughneckbbs.com„ > tracker1@roughneckbbs.com„ > „IIRC FreeDOS will suport usb hard drives. Not sure about usb sticks„„---„ Ģ Synchronet Ģ The Cave BBS - Since 1992 - cavebbs.homeip.net„
  • From esc@VERT/MONTEREY to Nightfox on Thu Jun 22 17:21:00 2023
    What exactly is MS-DOS 7.1? The last official standalone release„ Ni> Microsoft made of MS-DOS was 6.22. Would 7.1 be the DOS layer included„ Ni> with Windows 98 or something?„„Yep, that's exactly it! Go on youtube and look up philscomputerlab dos 7.1 and you can see how to extract and install it.„„It's 100% compatible with everything except utilities that expect FAT16. So, all games and stuff are totally fine.„„--- Mystic BBS v1.12 A49 2023/02/26 (Linux/64)„ * Origin: m O N T E R E Y b B S . c O M„
  • From Gamgee@VERT/PALANTIR to Nightfox on Thu Jun 22 19:13:00 2023
    Nightfox wrote to esc <=-„„ es> I've had some luck recently using MS-DOS 7.1. FreeDOS does have some game„„ Ni> What exactly is MS-DOS 7.1? The last official standalone release„ Ni> Microsoft made of MS-DOS was 6.22. Would 7.1 be the DOS layer„ Ni> included with Windows 98 or something?„„He said right in the post that you're replying to (but you snipped it „out), that it is part of the Win98 install media....„„„„... What was the best thing BEFORE sliced bread?„--- MultiMail/Linux v0.52„ Ģ Synchronet Ģ Palantir BBS * palantirbbs.ddns.net * Pensacola, FL„
  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Nightfox on Fri Jun 23 10:14:26 2023
    Re: Re: FreeDOS USB SUPPORT„ By: Nightfox to esc on Thu Jun 22 2023 02:18 pm„„ > Re: Re: FreeDOS USB SUPPORT„ > By: esc to Tracker1 on Thu Jun 22 2023 01:00 am„ >„ > es> I've had some luck recently using MS-DOS 7.1. FreeDOS does have some„ > es> game„ >„ > What exactly is MS-DOS 7.1? The last official standalone release„ >„ > Microsoft„ > made of MS-DOS was 6.22. Would 7.1 be the DOS layer included with Windows„ > 98 or something?„„you can make a boot disk and make sure it has format and fdisk on it.„format with /s and it will be dos 7„„---„ Ģ Synchronet Ģ ::: BBSES.info - free BBS services :::„
  • From Moondog@VERT/CAVEBBS to Nightfox on Fri Jun 23 14:15:00 2023
    Re: Re: FreeDOS USB SUPPORT„ By: Nightfox to esc on Thu Jun 22 2023 02:18 pm„„ > Re: Re: FreeDOS USB SUPPORT„ > By: esc to Tracker1 on Thu Jun 22 2023 01:00 am„ > „ > es> I've had some luck recently using MS-DOS 7.1. FreeDOS does have some ga„ > „ > What exactly is MS-DOS 7.1? The last official standalone release Microsoft „ > „ > Nightfox„ > „7.1 is the underlying DOS in Win9x systems„„---„ Ģ Synchronet Ģ The Cave BBS - Since 1992 - cavebbs.homeip.net„
  • From Moondog@VERT/CAVEBBS to MRO on Sat Jun 24 09:03:00 2023
    Re: Re: FreeDOS USB SUPPORT„ By: MRO to Nightfox on Fri Jun 23 2023 10:14 am„„ > Re: Re: FreeDOS USB SUPPORT„ > By: Nightfox to esc on Thu Jun 22 2023 02:18 pm„ > „ > > Re: Re: FreeDOS USB SUPPORT„ > > By: esc to Tracker1 on Thu Jun 22 2023 01:00 am„ > >„ > > es> I've had some luck recently using MS-DOS 7.1. FreeDOS does have some„ > > es> game„ > >„ > > What exactly is MS-DOS 7.1? The last official standalone release„ > >„ > > Microsoft„ > > made of MS-DOS was 6.22. Would 7.1 be the DOS layer included with Window„ > > 98 or something?„ > „ > you can make a boot disk and make sure it has format and fdisk on it.„ > format with /s and it will be dos 7„ > „The win98 boot disk has those utilities„„---„ Ģ Synchronet Ģ The Cave BBS - Since 1992 - cavebbs.homeip.net„
  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Moondog on Sun Jun 25 03:39:19 2023
    Re: Re: FreeDOS USB SUPPORT„ By: Moondog to MRO on Sat Jun 24 2023 09:03 am„„ >„ > > you can make a boot disk and make sure it has format and fdisk on it.„ > > format with /s and it will be dos 7„ >„ > The win98 boot disk has those utilities„„yeah i've done it hundreds of times.„---„ Ģ Synchronet Ģ ::: BBSES.info - free BBS services :::„
  • From Dumas Walker@VERT/CAPCITY2 to MOONDOG on Mon Jun 26 16:06:00 2023
    you can make a boot disk and make sure it has format and fdisk on it.„> > > format with /s and it will be dos 7„> >„> > The win98 boot disk has those utilities„„Some of the utilities that came with prior versions of DOS were no longer„available with the DOS 7.x versions that ran under Win9x.„„Many of them were replaced with Windows utilities, which doesn't help if„you are trying to run a DOS 7.x system without Windows.„„„ * SLMR 2.1a * DALETECH - for all your home security needs!„„---„ Ģ Synchronet Ģ CAPCITY2 * capcity2.synchro.net * Telnet/SSH:2022/Rlogin/HTTP„
  • From Woodoochild@VERT/DMINE to Tracker1 on Tue Jun 27 04:44:11 2023
    Re: Re: FreeDOS USB SUPPORT„ By: Tracker1 to Woodoochild on Wed Jun 21 2023 11:09 pm„„ > Re: Re: FreeDOS USB SUPPORT„ > By: Woodoochild to hollowone on Fri Jun 16 2023 21:15:04„ > „ > Wo> I've been trying to get this thing to work for a few days now, I've„ > Wo> reassembled and old machine running MSDOS 6.22. I'm using it also to„ > Wo> browse BBS b the way. It's a lot of fun! :0) But do we need a US stick„ > Wo> formatted specifically for MSDOS? That seems logical. Because so far, I„ > Wo> haven't managed to get my USB stick recognized. What's more, MSDOS can„ > Wo> only read partitions up to 2GB, unless I'm mistaken.„ > „ > Your best bet is really FreeDOS, not MS-DOS if you want to run DOS on more m„„I had already explored FREEDOS once a few years ago. I'll probably install it„on another hard disk to see what FREEDOS can do for me. On MSDOS, it's version„6.22, and it's mainly for playing games and launching a few applications. And„so the USB would be used to transfer large files. And also to say me: "ok, I„managed to get the USB support workingunder MSDOS. Because finally I found it„simpler to create a local FTP and retrieve files that way on my MSDOS machine.„„Anyway, thanks for the tip! :0)„Regards,„---„ Ģ Synchronet Ģ Diamond Mine Online BBS - bbs.dmine.net:24 - Fredericksburg, VA USA„
  • From Woodoochild@VERT/DMINE to paulie420 on Tue Jun 27 04:50:11 2023
    Re: Re: FreeDOS USB SUPPORT„ By: paulie420 to Tracker1 on Thu Jun 22 2023 07:41 am„„ > Tr> Wo> :0) But do we need a US stickc„ > Tr> Wo> formatted specifically for MSDOS? That seems logical. Because so f„ > Tr> Wo> haven't managed to get my USB stick recognized. What's more, MSDOS„ > Tr> Wo> only read partitions up to 2GB, unless I'm mistaken.„ > „ > You need a FAT16 partition. Also, to use USB you'll need a driver or bump up„ > „ > If you can't find one, I know theres a DOS USB driver @ 2oFB... search funct„ > „ > „ > „ > |07p|15AULIE|1142|07o„ > |08.........„„Thank you so much! Very useful. I will check all this. soon! „Regards,„---„ Ģ Synchronet Ģ Diamond Mine Online BBS - bbs.dmine.net:24 - Fredericksburg, VA USA„
  • From Woodoochild@VERT/DMINE to Moondog on Tue Jun 27 04:52:05 2023
    Re: Re: FreeDOS USB SUPPORT„ By: Moondog to Tracker1 on Thu Jun 22 2023 05:50 pm„„ > Re: Re: FreeDOS USB SUPPORT„ > By: Tracker1 to Woodoochild on Wed Jun 21 2023 11:09 pm„ > „ > > Re: Re: FreeDOS USB SUPPORT„ > > By: Woodoochild to hollowone on Fri Jun 16 2023 21:15:04„ > >„ > > Wo> I've been trying to get this thing to work for a few days now, I've„ > > Wo> reassembled and old machine running MSDOS 6.22. I'm using it also to„ > > Wo> browse BBS b the way. It's a lot of fun! :0) But do we need a US sti„ > > Wo> formatted specifically for MSDOS? That seems logical. Because so far„ > > Wo> haven't managed to get my USB stick recognized. What's more, MSDOS c„ > > Wo> only read partitions up to 2GB, unless I'm mistaken.„ > >„ > > Your best bet is really FreeDOS, not MS-DOS if you want to run DOS on mor„ > >„ > >„ > > --„ > > Michael J. Ryan„ > > +o roughneckbbs.com„ > > tracker1@roughneckbbs.com„ > >„ > IIRC FreeDOS will suport usb hard drives. Not sure about usb sticks„ > „Thanks for dātails„Regards,„---„ Ģ Synchronet Ģ Diamond Mine Online BBS - bbs.dmine.net:24 - Fredericksburg, VA USA„