OT: Old windows and ms/dos on 3.5 disks



#2

I'm pretty sure i know the answer but just in case....... I have windows 3.1 and ms/dos 5.0 laying around. Before they go to the landfill is anyone interested?


#3

You should at least (if you can still read the disks) create images of all files for use in virtual machines.


#4

If you can't read them, I should be able to (with my current PC). If it was important, I could even resurrect my old 5 1/4 floppy drive.


#5

I actually still have a computer with a 3.5 drive but have no desire to use it. This forum is the only place i know currently where there is a slight possibility someone would be interested. It's ok if no one wants it. Monday it will be on it's way to the landfill.


#6

If nobody else wants them, I'll take them.


#7

I've sent you a message thru the forum. If it doesn't show up you should be able to see my e-mail under my profile.

#8

extra OT: Does anyone here have Dr.DOS or freeDOS or other multitasking DOS working? I tried to get more info on these a couple of years ago and could not get them to answer any questions.

I do still do a little of my work on a PC that only has DOS 6.22 installed. The only way I have to transfer files from it to this Linux one I use for all the web access and related things is 3.5" floppy discs. Fortunately the need is infrequent.


#9

Install a network card (NE2000 clone, 3Com or the like) and try to get hold of a copy of Windows for Workgroups which supports networking. You can make the two machines talk to each other via Netbios over TCP/IP (Samba). You can start the Windows part only while needed.


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