-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 Ted Mittelstaedt wrote: > >> -----Original Message----- >> From: Jerry McAllister [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] >> Sent: Monday, March 31, 2008 2:46 PM >> To: Ted Mittelstaedt >> Cc: Walker; Kent Hauser; firstname.lastname@example.org >> Subject: Re: Wake-on-LAN and the em driver (freebsd 7.x) >> >> >> On Mon, Mar 31, 2008 at 02:09:22PM -0800, Ted Mittelstaedt wrote: >> >>> >>>> -----Original Message----- >>>> From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] >>>> [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Behalf Of Walker >>>> Sent: Monday, March 31, 2008 11:37 AM >>>> To: Kent Hauser; email@example.com >>>> Subject: Re: Wake-on-LAN and the em driver (freebsd 7.x) >>>> >>>> >>>> I would like to know of any other easier ways to do this. >>> Any network admin worth his salt has an old win98 system tucked >>> away that can be used to create bootable dos cd's. >> Don't know much about the value of salt, but the old Win 98 machine >> I have around has a dead CD and dead floppy as well. Guess they are >> replaceable, but is it worth money and bother?
I missed the earlier parts of this thread ... but if you're after bootable cd's, with old versions of dos, these exist on the web, free for the taking. I needed to flash my machine's BIOS about 60 days ago, so I searched it out. I have the image at hand, it's not a Windows thing, it's one of those old dos-compatibles, but it worked just fine, let me mod the autoexec and the config.sys, it has a cdrom driver (which just any bootable cdrom won't have, meaning you couldn't swap the cd, after you booted, with a cd loaded with your tool cd, which was a killer). If this is what you like, let me know and I'll go spelunking a bit and find it, it'd only be about 15 minutes of looking about in my archives. For the job of flashing BIOSes, the cd was ideal, and I (1) like staying legal, and (2) like even better avoiding having to use any sort of MS tool, I don't require any others do this, but for myself, I'm philosophically against using any products of that company. Also seems like a rather silly reason to keep any machine sitting on a desk using power. >> > > You must think so at some level or you would have tossed them ;-) > > Of course it's not worth fixing them unless you need the system - > but you never know what the future holds. > > I actually have 2 w98 systems running here at the house. Both > are used by the kids and run an assortment of kids game software > that I pick up for a few bucks from the local Goodwill. Right now > the youngest's favorite software is "petz 4", it's a virtual dog, > and the older's is surfing the starwars.com site. (needless to > say, it's done through a FreeBSD proxy server that limits the > machine to a very strict number of sites) Runs as > well as it did a decade ago when it was written. I just don't > personally see the point of dropping a grand into a computer > and shiny new software for it when the primary and secondary > users are under 10 years old and are perfectly happy with > older programs. > >> I wouldn't be surprised if there are many like that sitting around. >> > > Believe it or not we just had an adult bring in a w98 system into > the ISP today to get it online. And we even had an old 33.6 > external modem that we just gave her for it. She lives in the sticks > and has zero broadband alternatives (except for satellite which > is too expensive for her) and is behind multiple D/A conversions > on her phone line, so 28.8K dialup is what she runs. It's > pretty incredible what's still in production out there. > > Ted > _______________________________________________ > firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v2.0.4 (FreeBSD) Comment: Using GnuPG with Mozilla - http://enigmail.mozdev.org iD8DBQFH87Hiz62J6PPcoOkRAjagAJ0ZxhVgLRNgRrmQCrgMMhnFqsMqAACeP+Gt 22p1WLSzA9hkMMxffkr2tQQ= =ea4A -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"