• ROM-DOS

    From bob klahn@1:124/311 to KEVIN KLEMENT on Fri May 28 22:54:00 2010
    I changed my OS to ROM-DOS (It's free too)

    Datalight ROM-DOS Version 7.1SU
    Copyright (c) 1989-2008 Datalight, Inc.

    It's got a TON load of other options over MS-DOS 6.22
    like...

    1: Support for 2tb HDD(s) beats MS-DOS 8.4gb barrier
    2: LFN (Long File Names)
    3: Sockets (IP/TCP Stack, FTP, HTTP, and some other
    protocols) 4: Embedded OS, can be programed into the
    system's ROM

    Just to name a few, all I can remember for right now...

    Everything seems to be working, my USENET gateway is
    working too.

    Worth looking at folks.

    Hows about posting a summary of how you set it up? Like autoexed
    and config files. That sort of thing.

    BOB KLAHN bob.klahn@sev.org http://home.toltbbs.com/bobklahn

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  • From Kevin Klement@1:342/77 to bob klahn on Mon May 31 18:03:42 2010
    Hi bob,

    Friday May 28 2010 22:54, bob klahn wrote to KEVIN KLEMENT:

    Hows about posting a summary of how you set it up? Like
    autoexed and config files. That sort of thing.

    All I did Bob was start with a basic setup, then started adding programs to see what works. I found everything I tried so far works, EZ-BIOS, MS Client QEMM and MAX, Squish etc...

    MS-DOS and ROM-DOS will work side-by-side too, different /system-files/ need to be loaded, ROM-DOS's *.exe work under MS-DOS but /not/ vise versa.

    Got ROM-DOS's sockets working too, IP/TCP Stack, FTP, HTTP and a bunch of other protocols.

    The basics....
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    @echo off
    path c:\romdos;c:\util;c:\batch;c:\norton
    ::
    :: TSR's:
    ::
    mscdex /D:oemcd001 /L:D
    helphand
    ::
    :: Environment:
    ::
    prompt $p$g
    set temp=c:\romdos\temp
    set comspec=c:\romdos\command.com
    set TZ=MDT

    ; Modified: 05/31/10 05:03 pm
    DEVICE=C:\ROMDOS\HIMEM.SYS
    DEVICE=C:\ROMDOS\EMM386.EXE
    DOS=HIGH
    BUFFERS=15
    FILES=15
    FCBS=4
    STACKS=0,0
    NUMLOCK=OFF
    LASTDRIVE=Z
    SHELL=C:\COMMAND.COM /p /E:128
    DEVICE=C:\ROMDOS\OAKCDROM.SYS /D:OEMCD001

    Kevin

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  • From John Guillory@1:124/311 to Kevin Klement on Tue Jun 15 16:40:46 2010
    I changed my OS to ROM-DOS (It's free too)

    It's got a TON load of other options over MS-DOS 6.22 like...

    1: Support for 2tb HDD(s) beats MS-DOS 8.4gb barrier
    2: LFN (Long File Names)
    3: Sockets (IP/TCP Stack, FTP, HTTP, and some other protocols)
    4: Embedded OS, can be programed into the system's ROM

    1> I bought a copy of it (now $30!) How do you enable the sockets? I
    have a boot disk with the dos drivers for tcp/ip for Virtual PC, which
    I'm testing it in right now. I tried everything so far to get the
    sockets enable....
    2> LFN Support apparently requires the 7.1 kernel.... Not a biggy, but
    if your going to run 7.1 kernel, seems you might as well boot ms-dos 7.1
    .... Beyond that, ned looks cool and the built in rz.exe and the term program's cool....
    3> I hate to ask how much they'd charge me to put 1 single rom copy on
    an e-prom if I had my own burner.... They wanted $150 for the API calls
    to use their sockets for dos.... Granted, looks like a great solution
    for companies who want a diskless computer....





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  • From Kevin Klement@1:342/77 to John Guillory on Wed Jun 16 13:43:54 2010
    Hi John,

    Tuesday June 15 2010 16:40, John Guillory wrote to Kevin Klement:

    I bought a copy of it (now $30!) How do you enable the
    sockets? I

    I just installed a packet driver for my 16-bit NIC, then I ran "sconfig.exe" which wrote my socket.cfg. I just played with "ftp.exe" for now, my darn FTP servers keep on timeing out tho.

    Here's my socket.cfg, HOSTS files.

    -- socket.cfg
    # Packet driver settings
    ip address 192.168.123.124
    interface pdr if0 dix 1500 10
    route add default if0 192.168.123.254

    # The following will cause Sockets to display IP status
    ip address

    # The following lines set TCP parameters
    ip ttl 64
    tcp mss 1460
    tcp window 2920


    # The following lines are for the print server
    # configuration.
    start prntserv 65526 0
    --

    -- HOSTS
    # Additionally, comments (such as these) may be inserted on individual
    # lines or following the machine name denoted by a '#' symbol.
    #
    # For example:
    #
    # 102.54.94.97 rhino.microsoft.com # source server
    # 38.25.63.10 x.microsoft.com # x client host

    127.0.0.1 localhost
    --

    LFN Support apparently requires the 7.1 kernel.... Not
    a biggy, but

    I'm still playing with the LFN in ROM-DOS 7.1, but I can't get it to display long file names.

    .... Beyond that, ned looks cool and the built in rz.exe
    and the term program's cool....

    I'll have to try.

    an e-prom if I had my own burner.... They wanted $150 for
    the API calls to use their sockets for dos.... Granted,
    looks like a great solution for companies who want a
    diskless computer....

    Wow.. $150.00 hu. Don't think I'll be setting it up in my ROM, just a straight HDD setup. It's seems pretty good OS, I'm still testing a lot of things too.


    Kevin
    klement@gypsy-designs.com

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  • From bob klahn@1:124/311 to John Guillory on Wed Jun 16 19:18:00 2010
    I changed my OS to ROM-DOS (It's free too)

    It's got a TON load of other options over MS-DOS 6.22 like...

    1: Support for 2tb HDD(s) beats MS-DOS 8.4gb barrier
    2: LFN (Long File Names)
    3: Sockets (IP/TCP Stack, FTP, HTTP, and some other protocols)
    4: Embedded OS, can be programed into the system's ROM

    1>> I bought a copy of it (now $30!) How do you enable the sockets? I
    have a boot disk with the dos drivers for tcp/ip for

    At least on person on Fido is doing Rom Dos and being successful
    at it.

    Not me so far. Other than standard dos stuff.

    I just found out they now charge for romdos, the single user
    version that used to be free.

    They are not improving it and not planning a successor. No
    updates for a couple years now.



    BOB KLAHN bob.klahn@sev.org http://home.toltbbs.com/bobklahn

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  • From Kevin Klement@1:342/77 to bob klahn on Thu Jun 17 13:53:24 2010
    Hi bob,

    Wednesday June 16 2010 19:18, bob klahn wrote to John Guillory:

    Not me so far. Other than standard dos stuff.

    Me too, been playing with the sockets also.

    Kevin

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