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Paul6253



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A friend of mine put a nice suite (over 40megs) of DOS tools
on a CD-R for me....
well it wont read.
my host is a laptop /w no floppy drive--
besides, I cant see spending hours copying to disk.
I think I need a driver but I dont know where to start.
Any clues???

ps- sorry if this isnt fasm related but not too many places that
give a thought to DOS anymore...kinda 'hackerish' now

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Post 25 Feb 2004, 19:28
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Yawgmoth



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Have you tried "cd /d d:"
where d:\ is your cd drive?

And what processor, HDD, etc. is your laptop? Maybe you could boot up in a GUI OS (like Windows), copy it all to HDD, and then use it w/command prompt.
Post 25 Feb 2004, 21:52
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Bitdog



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I had CD's that wouldn't read on my new computer,
so I installed a .4 speed CD drive and it read fine.
It was something to do with speed I think.
If you're looking for drivers, you might look for something that emulates
a x4 speed on a x48 reader CD drive ?
I don't know if one exists, but it's a thought.
Post 26 Feb 2004, 01:45
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f0dder



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Paul, can you use other CD's in the laptop without problems? It might just be that it's a very old drive which doesn't handle home-burnt CD's very well... especially if it's a CD-RW and not a CD.
Post 26 Feb 2004, 15:30
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Paul6253



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I can boot Knoppix from it with no probs--
thats a cd-r i burned off the net
oh btw , when i dir it says that volume in d: is VDISK...
dunno if that helps.

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Post 27 Feb 2004, 00:13
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f0dder



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Well, do you have any system *installed* on it that allows you to read CDs? If you need DOS support for the CD drive (and it's relatively new), try finding an ATAP.SYS driver + mscdex... or, you could boot knoppix and use that to copy over files... assuming knoppix allows you to remove the CD - if not, you can probably use one of the very tiny gentoo install CDs to do this.
Post 27 Feb 2004, 00:18
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Paul6253



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Thanks for the help.
I'll look around.
Yeah Knoppix wont let me remove the disk.
tried to unmount it -- says device is busy.
Maybe I could unload the module...
But I guess it all depends on what gets loaded
into memory. Whatever isnt will need to access the
cd-rom in any case.

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