other than needing to get my archived data off the SparQ
cartridges, I am now able to access real (ms-dos + 4dos) DOS
(booted from) USB ports! I used the two recommended files. They
do not work with the "on board" ports, but when I plugged in a usb
pci card, it worked fine, well almost fine. I must plug in the usb
device after the prompt at booting. Since the program (.sys) the
prompt is in the config.sys, I oonly get one bite at the apple per
boot. I have only tried it on a USB stick (1GB). I now have the
ability to communicate between my linux boxes and my dos boxes.
Any related input would be appreciated, and any requests for more
data, I would be happy to answer. If anyone knows how to configure
the on board usb ports to be recognized by the drivers, I would
like to hear from them, such as IRQs, etc.
I do not see what this has to do with 4DOS. What happens under command.com?
If you get similar errors there, you might try the various DOS
newsgroups. There are more people intimate with the ins and outs of DOS
If you think it is a 4DOS problem, please restate the problems and error
Is your driver remapping a USB to a serial port? If so, how have you
* Klaus Meinhard *
My original objective was to have a common data media between a true dos
(booted from dos) and a Linux computer. 1.4mb was too small so the
sparq drive was the answer. not getting anywhere, I retried from
earlier times to get usb working from dos (not an rs-232 port). When I
finally got it working, I thought it might be nice to let other users
know of my success and my willingness to pass on any data that some
might find helpful. I still have 4dos/command.com issues, but they
relate more to foxpro 2.6, now that I can use a usb stick to transfer
data from linux to dos.
I hope that makes my point clear. Often, it seems, that in my interest
in making the conversation light, I do not make my points/questions clear.