Solved

Transferring software from cd to floppy

Posted on 1997-11-18
2
199 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-12
Is it possible to take the data from a software cd and transfer it to (many) floppies that will then load to hard drive? I have a couple of computers that do not have cd drives installed.....
0
Comment
Question by:chinman
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
2 Comments
 
LVL 4

Accepted Solution

by:
johnt082197 earned 50 total points
ID: 1016587
Though it'd be easier to use Interlink with a parallel cable, yes, it is possible.
All you need is a software for backing up this data.
There's a backup with DOS and Windows, but it tends to not be compatible between different verions of the software. So if you don't have the exact same OS version on all the systems, don't use that.
Rather, send me an E mail at johnt@mail.club-internet.fr and I'll send you ARJ.EXE that'll do the job perfectly
0
 
LVL 4

Expert Comment

by:johnt082197
ID: 1016588
In your E mail, you asked:
"Can you explain more about the parallel hook-up?"

So my answer is: Sure...

You need a regular parallel cable, like the one you use with a printer, but with 2 parallel ends, not one parallel and one centronic.

having that, you plug the cable in the parallel ports of 2 computers.
From DOS, you type: INTERSVR  on computer 1
On computer 2, edit config.sys and add the following line:
device=c:\dos\interlnk.exe
Then reboot.
The link is made, you have some extra drive on computer 2.
Check computer 1's screen to see information about this

0

Featured Post

Industry Leaders: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

In this article you will get to know about pros and cons of storage drives HDD, SSD and SSHD.
Stuck in voice control mode on your Amazon Firestick?  Here is how to turn it off!!!
Finds all prime numbers in a range requested and places them in a public primes() array. I've demostrated a template size of 30 (2 * 3 * 5) but larger templates can be built such 210  (2 * 3 * 5 * 7) or 2310  (2 * 3 * 5 * 7 * 11). The larger templa‚Ķ

752 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question