Comm Tech, City of Seattle
Amateur Radio Station N7OEP
>>> "kg7hq" <kg7hq@...> 3/18/2008 3:52 AM >>>
>I'm Michael - KG7HQ and run DigiNed for the SEDRO digi on a 1998
>vintage windows laptop. After reading the below, the question that
>comes to mind is... Are you trying to boot and run from that floppy?
>If so, you will require a bootable image installed on it. An example
>would be to run the SYS command.
The instructions said to format a 1.44 meg floppy using the command "format a: /U" which is what I did. then I >unzipped the digiflop.zip and extracted 2 files. First file is digiflop.exe, second is a text file with instructions on creating the floppy to boot from. It is in creating that floppy where I'm having trouble. I ran digiflop.exe and it asked for the drive where the floppy I just formatted was. (a:). Then nothing happened with the drive. I'll have to look again tonight and see what actually happens (message on the screen).
>Sys is used to copy the system files from one drive to another drive,
>allowing that drive to be bootable, i.e. SYS C: A:
>Then all you need is to address the launching of DigiNed from the
>autoexec.bat or better yet a separate batch file.
>If not, then a fairly simple batch file will do the trick from a
>dosprompt. BTW, I use DigiNed from the DOS mode which frees up memory
>and seems to be very stable as I only reboot the system once a year to
>check out the disk drive.
>The SEDRO Digi is my very last Windows computer. When it gives out, I
>have a Linux system waiting to go.
>If you like to work offline with file and command structure, please
>feel free to Email me direct at kg7hq@....
>Michael - KG7HQ
Thanks for the reply and I'll get back with more info tonight.