Posted on 2003-12-03
I have a problem with a dual boot machine that is setup with Windows98 and Penta system.
what is Penta system?
It's a system for Proofreaders which connects the PC to a Unix box.
these are the steps that should be taken to setup these machines:
-Creat C: partition and format it with Dos6.2
-install Win98 on C
-copy two folders and bunch of batch files under C:\
-install a boot manager program called Select-it
-User DHCP for Win98 boot ( logon to a win2k active directroy domain)
-the two folders contain bunch of files including PCTCP.ini file in which we put the name of the machine, a static IP, Host name ( Unix box), router IP address and Subnet mask.
-on the Unix box, ther PC names and their IPs are static; users are currently using their machines and i am supposed to upgrade the hardware so everything else remains the same.
-when i boot in windows there's no poblem
-when pc boot into DOS, some line are added to Autoexec.bat to set the TCP/IP info which are read from PCTCP.ini file.
-then i type in: "pem300 PC#" in which PEM300 is a batch file and PC# is the PC name
-after this batch file is run, it prompts again to enter the command: "tcomp" after which the user should be prompted to enter Login ID to connect to Unix Box.
-now the problem is the last part; after TCOMP command, the curser hangs in there and then it asks:"Enter System:"
-at this point it put the name of the Unix server
-it thinks for about 30 seconds and gives back the error : " CONNECT ERROR=60"
i think it has something to do with HOSTS file or .RHOST file , not sure
i'd appreciate any concerns or ideas