(I know it's the same thing, but it's easier to me to only have to look
in Sound for relevant sound/music tools than scroll through a list of
hundreds of programs, even if sorted / ordered.)
For me too, in fact I used that very same software listing that your
link provides to build my own repo on my mainWin 7 PC in hopes to
transfer them all to the FD PC via a USB Flash Drive.Now though, it
looks like I'll have to resort to using optical drives instead.
So, obviously, kernel and shell are supremely important, but the changes
were minor (2040 -> 2042) or even non-existent (FreeCOM).
Sorry, but I don't know what you mean by(2040 -> 2042) …
I wouldn't recommend to overload yourself with worries about updating
literally everything. I dislike having a billion files that are all
falsely considered "important".
I agree with that, trouble is, I'm not sure what's important or what may
become important eventually.So, for me, it's easier & quicker to just do
it all (I guess you could call that the "hoarder" approach):)
I would suggest focusing only on your most commonly used utils and
system drivers (e.g. JEMM).
That's basically what I did.'Fraid I don't even know what "JEMM" is.
Honestly, a lot of stuff hasn't seen major changes.
That's what I've come to the conclusion of too, just wasn't sure if that
was the case given the amount of time that's occurred between my initial
1.1 install and now.
And for things like compilers (e.g. FPC), the upgrade path is usually to
delete and reinstall from scratch anyways.
Compilers?In an OS?Way beyond me!:)I thought compilers were only used in
programming languages, like Pascal, C++, assembly etc.… (???)
Yes, always have backups, if possible, but I don't think you need to
backup literally everything.
Well, I wanted to err on the side of caution (given my luck)so I tried
to do the FD install backup, but for some unknown reason, the backup
failed, the machine seemed to lock-up.Upon rebooting, I re-started the
install W/O the backup option & had success that way.
I guess you could always cat or dd from atop *nix the relevant partition
into a .img file.
cat or dd ??Is that the same as "DIR"? (Sorry, you lost me here.)
Or, for Windows, use something like this:
Thanx, I ended up using a different util though to produce a boot-able
CD from a FDOS 1.2 *.iso file.
take up a ton of space but are also quickly updated / obsoleted, so it's
not worth preserving them to backup, IMHO, without a good reason.)
Again, for me, difficult to determine what is & what's not
important.Space, for me, on that PC is not relevant.
Is this an ancient machine?
Not ancient, but old! It's a Pentium III/733mhz, Floppy drive, CD/DVD
optical drive, 30gb HD, 4gb RAM, AGP video card (not sure what speed &
how much vid RAM), & the USB ports (all 2 of 'em) aren't compatible,
evidently, with my other networked PCs (I think, but not sure, it's a
USB 1.1 vs. a USB 2.0 issue. Or it could be FAT 16 vs FAT 32, again, not
sure.For now though, while I determine the issue, I'll be using the
optical drives for any DATA transfers..
Why can't he backup to USB jump drive instead?
Isn't USB 1.1 & 2.0 supposed to be compatible?My 2.0 flash drive wasn't
recognized on my FD 1.1 USB PC.Is there a util that can list available
drives like in in Win & in Linux?
A good boot floppy can be useful, I'm not disagreeing.But overall it's a
very limited medium for backups.
Agreed, but that's what I ended-up using. (a boot-able Floppy with my
version of *.bat & *.sys files.)
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