RE: [LIB] W2K Log On Loop

2004-04-27 Thread Alexandre Kaoukhov
Date: Tue, 27 Apr 2004 11:14:23 +0200
From: Alexandre Kaoukhov [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Subject: RE: [LIB] W2K Log On Loop

Make the partition you want to log on active then Fdisk mbr. Reboot.
Reinstall logon manager.

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Sent: Monday, April 26, 2004 5:12 PM
To: Libretto
Subject: [LIB] W2K Log On Loop

Date: Mon, 26 Apr 2004 11:10:51 EDT
From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Subject: W2K Log On Loop

I suppose this is really a W2K question, but since it's occurring on my
L100, and this group is so helpful, I'm posting it here.

I installed a firewall (CA EZArmor) on the L100 in W2K (it dual-boots W2K
and W98se), and it did NOT work with Compuserve's integrated browser/ISP
software.  Locked up the PC requiring a hard reset to escape.  After
rebooting and shutting down the firewall, the browser still wouldn't
connect.  Hoping to avoid a big diagnostic hassle, I restored a Drive Image
image that I'd made just prior to the firewall installation.

Now, after selecting W2K from the boot loader menu, I get the log on screen
and W2K accepts my ID and password.  Then it sounds the startup
orchestration, but displays a window saying Saving your settings, then I'm
right back at the log-on screen.  I tried re-restorng the image from W98se
(which still loads and runs), but the same problem occurs.

Any ideas?  Thank you.

Lee



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RE: [LIB] W2K Log On Loop

2004-04-27 Thread Alexandre Kaoukhov
Date: Tue, 27 Apr 2004 18:18:03 +0200
From: Alexandre Kaoukhov [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Subject: RE: [LIB] W2K Log On Loop

I am using Legend OS boot manager so after fdisk mbr had to reinstall it. If
you do not use any boot manger that installs into mbr just skip that step.
Yes Win 2k will boot if partition with ntldr is active. In my case it
detected new hard drive and asked for reboot itself.
BTW have a look to symantec site I remember that they described similar
problem when the image was used for PCs using different acpi systems. 

-Original Message-
From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] 
Sent: Tuesday, April 27, 2004 2:20 PM
To: Libretto
Subject: Re: [LIB] W2K Log On Loop

Date: Tue, 27 Apr 2004 08:19:52 EDT
From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Subject: Re: [LIB] W2K Log On Loop

In a message dated 4/27/04 2:16:21 AM Pacific Daylight Time,
[EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:


 Make the partition you want to log on active then Fdisk mbr. Reboot.
 Reinstall logon manager.
 

I'm clear on items 1  2, but how do I reinstall the logon manager?  Will
W2K 
actually launch after activating its partition and running Fdisk mbr?

Thanks for your help.

Lee



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[LIB] Libretto mouse parts

2004-03-17 Thread Alexandre Kaoukhov
Date: Wed, 17 Mar 2004 23:43:39 +0100
From: Alexandre Kaoukhov [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Subject: Libretto mouse parts

Hi,
 
After six years of intensive use of Libretto most mechanical parts started
falling apart. I have successefully replaced most of plastics but stumbled
with mouse buttons. Indeed, with my shopping list I've searched the net and
the best option for me was Europarts. However, for any order they require
the part number of the form of P000... The Librettto 100CT exploded view
provides most of them but mouse parts. It  lists only P00025031 Pointing
Device which upon reception appeared to be the thingy lying below the
pointer while I need the plastic caps and and circuit relating to mouse
buttons. I would be very grateful if anyone could provide me with part no of
these two things (preferred) or point to a seller kind enough to sell them
without requesting specific part no.
 
Thanks in advance,
Alexandre
PS If anyone interested on my price comparisons as of last summer here they
are:
EuropartsIC   TSP
Micsol
LCD Mask Assy P00025018028   70 65 65
Brake Hinge   P000250130 8 29.95   22
LCD Cover Assy P00025016032   70 7474
Pointing device   P00025031020 14.95   46
LCD Mask Seal  P000239030 1 5

Prices for europarts are in euro and USD for three others

IC = http://store.yahoo.com/impactcomputersmiami
TSP = http://www.techspareparts.com
Micsol = http://www.micsol.com  




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RE: IE Reinstall [OT]

2001-08-29 Thread Alexandre Kaoukhov

Date: Thu, 30 Aug 2001 00:25:31 +0200
From: Alexandre Kaoukhov [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Subject: RE: IE Reinstall [OT]

But if the point is just about placing IE icon onto desktop X-Setup
should do this.

 -Original Message-
 From: David Hettel [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] 
 Sent: Wednesday, August 29, 2001 4:15 PM
 To: Libretto
 Subject: Re: IE Reinstall [OT]
 
 
 Date: Wed, 29 Aug 2001 10:07:12 -0400
 From: David Hettel [EMAIL PROTECTED]
 Subject: Re: IE Reinstall [OT]
 
 Here is Microsoft link to reinstall ( and download) IE 6 
 release http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/default.htm
 
 HTH
 David Hettel
 
 - Original Message - 
 From: Digby Tarvin [EMAIL PROTECTED]
 To: Libretto [EMAIL PROTECTED]
 Sent: Wednesday, August 29, 2001 9:06 AM
 Subject: IE Reinstall [OT]
 
 
  Date: Wed, 29 Aug 2001 13:57:51 +0100 (GMT/BST)
  From: Digby Tarvin [EMAIL PROTECTED]
  Subject: IE Reinstall [OT]
  
  Sorry if this is a bit off topic, but this is the only
  list I am on with a fair number of knowledgable Windows
  users on it...
  
  I had discarded IE from a W98 desktop as I normally use 
 netscape, but 
  now I need to put it back for someone. It seems to be 
 something of a 
  special case, as deleting it from one 'users' desktop 
 removes it from 
  all desktops, and as I recall there was some message about it not 
  being possible to put it in the recycle bin.
  
  Anyone know if a way to re-install IE without a re-install 
 of the OS?
  
  Thanks,
  DigbyT
  -- 
  Digby R. S. Tarvin  
 [EMAIL PROTECTED]
  http://www.cthulhu.dircon.co.uk
  
  
  
  
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RE: 70CT bios question

2001-08-28 Thread Alexandre Kaoukhov

Date: Tue, 28 Aug 2001 17:46:45 +0200
From: Alexandre Kaoukhov [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Subject: RE: 70CT bios question

I would like to add my 2c. 
Windows DCC is a great mess. Even when you think it is finally OK it is
happened to me that it stops working the next day. It is even more
complicated when one uses Win2k.
I have finally found that Windows Commander allows exchange files fine.
Those who has problems with DCC should try it.

Alexandre

 -Original Message-
 From: neil barnes [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] 
 Sent: Tuesday, August 28, 2001 10:06 AM
 To: Libretto
 Subject: Re: 70CT bios question
 
 
 Date: Tue, 28 Aug 2001 07:57:31
 From: neil barnes [EMAIL PROTECTED]
 Subject: Re: 70CT bios question
 
 Reading the page I pointed out below - looks like you need either 
 Interserver/interlink at both ends (dos6.2) or DCC (win95+) 
 at both ends - 
 if you have a partitioned disk, that's a damn good start!
 
 Neil
 
 
 From: venture [EMAIL PROTECTED]
 Reply-To: Libretto [EMAIL PROTECTED]
 To: Libretto [EMAIL PROTECTED]
 Subject: Re: 70CT bios question
 Date: Tue, 28 Aug 2001 00:40:27 -0700
 
 Date: Tue, 28 Aug 2001 00:35:15 -0700
 From: venture [EMAIL PROTECTED]
 Subject: Re: 70CT bios question
 
 Hey Neil -
 
 Thanks heaps!   I'll try doing the serial (slow) cable with 
 the Lib as the
 client and see what results.  I saw someplace a listing of a 
 store that 
 has the adapters, and that would be brilliant.
 
 I've just got to get this thing running Linux. . .   I have 
 a feeling now
 that this is going to take some time and a lot of different hacks 
 before I find the one to work for me.
 
 Cheers!
 
 -warren
 
 
 - Original Message -
 From: neil barnes [EMAIL PROTECTED]
 To: Libretto [EMAIL PROTECTED]
 Sent: Monday, August 27, 2001 11:30 PM
 Subject: Re: 70CT bios question
 
 
   Date: Tue, 28 Aug 2001 06:23:14
   From: neil barnes [EMAIL PROTECTED]
   Subject: Re: 70CT bios question
  
   Connection. Um. If you've tried DCC and that didn't work (did you 
   use a 'laplink' type parallel cable? They swap certain 
 pins over to 
   make it
 work,
   a straight pin-pin cable doesn't work)...how about DCC 
 with a serial
 cable -
   but it will be sloow. IIRC win95 should respond to DCC though 
   you'll have to make the lib end the client - it's so many years 
   since I tried
 this:
   There's a pretty good looking page at 
   http://www.tecno.demon.co.uk/dcc/dcc.html which has some tips for
 getting
   things running - I think the easiest way is to run 
 Interlnk on the 
   lib
 and
   intersvr on the windows machine in dos mode - provided it can see 
   the
 cdrom
   in dos mode, you should be able to copy it.
  
   I don't recall the original status - IIRC you have no network, no
 floppy,
   but you do have a cdrom...do you have a cdrom writer on 
 your desktop 
   machine? (I'm heading into unexplored territory here...)? I think 
   the difference between a floppy boot and the default boot 
 is in the 
   original boot loader - if you start it from a hard disk 
 it doesn't 
   respond to
 'text'
   as one of the boot options, maybe you could hack that?
  
   Alternatively, if you can source an adapter IDE-2.5 
 that will let 
   you
 do
   the installation on the desktop machine. All the drivers will be 
   wrong,
 so
   you'll have to let harddrake throw them all away after 
 you load, and
 make
   sure you have the RPMs available on the same disk (I dual 
 boot W95 
   and linux, with a copy of the installation disk on the windows 
   partition so
 I
   can see it from linux), and you probably don't want to be running 
   kde2,
 but
   fvwm is quick and reasonably useful...
  
   Neil
  
  
   From: venture [EMAIL PROTECTED]
   Reply-To: Libretto [EMAIL PROTECTED]
   To: Libretto [EMAIL PROTECTED]
   Subject: Re: 70CT bios question
   Date: Mon, 27 Aug 2001 11:00:27 -0700
   
   Date: Mon, 27 Aug 2001 10:53:06 -0700
   From: venture [EMAIL PROTECTED]
   Subject: Re: 70CT bios question
   
   Hi!
   
   Neil, this puts my efforts in a different light.  Have 
 you any on 
   connecting
   the lib to a desktop?   I tried the direct cable thing 
 and I can't seem
 to
   get either side to be host or client.  I suspect the 
 problem may be 
   the
 OLD
   win95 OS on the Libretto and perhaps the fact that it is 
 the Japanese
   version, so perhaps a double byte issue.   I'm trying to 
 connect it
   initially to a Windows machine.   The Windows machine is 
 also networked
 to
   a
   Linux box so that I'd have some options if I could just get it to
 respond.
   .
   
   Cheers!
   
   -warren
   
   
 Mandrake installation from hard disk on the 50/70 
 will only work 
 up
 to
 version 7.1, and requires a floppy so you can start 
 it in text 
 mode. Otherwise, though it will start from the hard disk, it 
 will fail
 with
 a
 memory error partway through the installation. Unfortunately, 
 the
 text
 install doesn't give the option of using the Reiserfs

RE: A PCMCIA funny one..

2001-08-27 Thread Alexandre Kaoukhov

Date: Tue, 28 Aug 2001 08:14:18 +0200
From: Alexandre Kaoukhov [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Subject: RE: A PCMCIA funny one..

I do not think this is profile issue. I had the same proble when
changing slot in Libby. I have 3COM combo Type II card.

 -Original Message-
 From: Fran [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] 
 Sent: Monday, August 27, 2001 10:11 PM
 To: Libretto
 Subject: Re: A PCMCIA funny one..
 
 
 Date: Tue, 28 Aug 2001 08:08:07 +1200
 From: Fran [EMAIL PROTECTED]
 Subject: Re: A PCMCIA funny one..
 
 You need to play with hardware profiles.
 
 Fran
 :):):)
 
 On Tue, 28 Aug 2001 04:15, you wrote:
  Date: Mon, 27 Aug 2001 17:13:09 +0100
  From: Jon Crawford [EMAIL PROTECTED]
  Subject: A PCMCIA funny one..
 
  Hi
 
  I've just brought an Intel combo 56k modem/network card and 
 it works 
  fine in my 110CT - its a Cardbus Type III card so it uses both 
  cardslots. When I take the card out and place it in my type III 
  cardstation slot, the modem part of the card reinstalls itself as a 
  Intel  modem #2. This modem I have to use when the 
 card is in a 
  cardstation slot, otherwise I use the Intel  modem 
 when its in 
  the Libby.  Strangely enough the network driver works fine 
 when docked 
  and undocked.
 
  The modem driver's are configured to exist in all profiles, and I'm 
  running Win98SE.
 
  Any ideas?
 
  Whilst on the subject of cardstation / docked Libby's, does anyone 
  else have a problem with the USB on the cardstation?  To make the 
  Libby set any device plugged in the cardstation I have to boot the 
  Libby, unplug and then plug the USB in again.  This was before I 
  brought a Belkin cardbus USB adaptor - this works fine whatever.
 
  Jon
 
 
 
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Win2k and EPR

2001-07-31 Thread Alexandre Kaoukhov

Date: Tue, 31 Jul 2001 21:38:16 +0200
From: Alexandre Kaoukhov [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Subject: Win2k and EPR

I have little problem with config of docking.
When I start in docked mode there is Eject PC menu in Start. But when I replace  
Libby on EPR while suspended everything is recognised but Eject PC does not come 
back. Thus the next undock Win2k complains about unsafe undock.
My question is the following:
How can I bring it back? Or at least what is API call for undock?
thank you.
Alexandre



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RE: direct cable from win2k to w95?

2001-06-12 Thread Alexandre Kaoukhov

Date: Wed, 13 Jun 2001 08:06:20 +0200
From: Alexandre Kaoukhov [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Subject: RE: direct cable from win2k to w95?

7) Enable Guest users in w2k (wich is disabled by default)

 -Original Message-
 From: David Chien [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
 Sent: Tuesday, June 12, 2001 9:27 PM
 To: Libretto
 Subject: Re: direct cable from win2k to w95?


 Date: Tue, 12 Jun 2001 12:21:10 -0700 (PDT)
 From: David Chien [EMAIL PROTECTED]
 Subject: Re: direct cable from win2k to w95?

 Haven't used Win2K myself for longer than the first day (when it happily
 crashed all by itself! so much for stable), but here's the trick
 that usually
 works.

 1) Same Workgroup, different Computer Names.
 2) IPX/SPX installed on both (MS oopsy article says Win9X
 sometimes just can't
 go w/o it, even if you've already got TCP/IP installed).
 3) Double-check you're using a Laplink/DCC compatible cable, not a regular
 printer cable.
 4) Make sure both sides have the parallel port set in BIOS to at least
 Bi-Directional, if not ECC or ECP.  You may have to cycle through
 them on both
 sides to match to find the one that works (some PCs will work on
 Bi-Dir, but
 not on ECP or EPP for strange reasons).
 5) Make sure File Sharing is on on both sides in Network Control Panel.
 6) Create a folder on both sides and share them.

 Test and try again.

 d =)

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RE: FDD for 110C

2001-05-18 Thread Alexandre Kaoukhov

Date: Fri, 18 May 2001 23:13:57 +0200
From: Alexandre Kaoukhov [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Subject: RE: FDD for 110C


 Can anyone recommend a PCMCIA-USB Adapter ?
 
 Cheers
 
 Paul.
I think Orange has already USB2.0 adapter. 




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RE: DVD question

2001-05-18 Thread Alexandre Kaoukhov

Date: Fri, 18 May 2001 23:38:57 +0200
From: Alexandre Kaoukhov [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Subject: RE: DVD question



 -Original Message-
 From: Clinton Parker [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
 Sent: Friday, May 18, 2001 8:23 PM
 To: Libretto
 Subject: Re: DVD question
 As I original said, I am not trying to do anything illegal.

But who cares? Personally I would like to watch only illegal movies
downloaded from internet thus boycotting producers. I feel personally
offended by those companies as they splitted the world. Now Russia is in the
zone 5 along with Africa while I am living in zone 2. For some reasons there
are no Russian films in Paris. Am I supposed to buy two players? MRIAA are
just bunch of greedy persons ancapable to see more than its nose.

Unfortunately, neither Divx offer quality I want nor the number of films I
see per month would justify paying broadband access.

This is my point of view. It may be different from your's. I know your
arguments and I understand them. I do understand that artists need support
but you have also agree that customers should not be viewed as shit.

Cheers,
Alexandre




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RE: DVD question

2001-05-17 Thread Alexandre Kaoukhov

Date: Thu, 17 May 2001 22:10:17 +0200
From: Alexandre Kaoukhov [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Subject: RE: DVD question

I have tested grabbing vob files. It did work but the problem is that Margi
player somehow refused using hardware decompression while playing from HD.
Thus, I just got about 5-10 fps - the same as PowerDVD.

There should be some DVD emulators available. Do not know if this would
allow to cheat Margi player. I will give it a try when I get some time.
Another option is to convert DVD to VCD and then emulate VCD. Margi specs
say that it plays VCDs.

I have never tried DIVx but I wonder how it could be possible to play them
even on overclocked Libretto. Even if it works, how about thermal shutdowns?

Anyway, unless you download films from the net it should take more than
overnight to convert DVD to DIVx. The same is true for VCDs.

Alexandre




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RE: Please help... reinstalling OS on 50ct...

2001-05-15 Thread Alexandre Kaoukhov

Date: Tue, 15 May 2001 16:26:57 +0200
From: Alexandre Kaoukhov [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Subject: RE: Please help... reinstalling OS on 50ct...

To me the answer is obvious. That was your friend who was playing with
libretto thus he has to fix it and then offer you a new HD with a bunch of
roses.
You really do not have follow Nekrasov's :
 ?? ? ?, ? ???  ??...
Finally if your friend refuses kick his ass.
Hope this helps,
Alexandre

 -Original Message-
 From: Tanya Matveeva [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
 Sent: Tuesday, May 15, 2001 11:59 AM
 To: Libretto
 Subject: Please help... reinstalling OS on 50ct...


 Date: Tue, 15 May 2001 14:01:56 +0400
 From: Tanya Matveeva [EMAIL PROTECTED]
 Subject: Please help... reinstalling OS on 50ct...

 Greetings!

 I subscribed to the list hoping to get some help with my trouble...
 I've read some FAQs including Adorable libretto's page,
 but still not sure I have all the info to solve
 this problem myself... So I'm asking for help in the list.


 As it happens usually, my friend was playing with my 50ct and my dog
 was jumping around... next moment, an unpredictable move of the dog,
 and the computer (it was the time of booting windows...) dropped to the
 floor. :( As a result, 18 bad blocks, but after scandisk, Windows was
 booting normally and I thought that everything was OK.

 Some days later, I noticed that I can't access device manager by
 any way (from
 desktop or control panel...), and later, after my attempt to install
 an antivirus software, Windows stopped booting normally, just giving
 msgsrv32 caused the error... messages and freezing
 (safe mode also doesn't work).
 If I delete the registry files in command line mode, I can boot
 windows, but I can't install anything because it again brings up this
 msgsrv problem...  think it's all because of these bad blocks.

 So I think it's time to replace the hard drive and install new OS
 or just re-install Windows. I don't have movey right now for new
 HDD... so I need to re-install Windows. Can you please help
 me with that, because I'm curious about this hibernation partition and
 bad blocks on the drive. I was running scandisk many times, but number
 of bad blocks doesn't grow (hopefully it wouldn't). I don't know if it
 would be enough to place Windows distributive files on hard drive and
 run setup from DOS mode. I don't have PCMCIA CD-ROM, but I think I can
 transfer files from desktop computer with LPT-LPT cable...

 So, I badly need help and advices from experts, what can I do in this
 situation and how do I re-install Windows on Libretto. Also, my
 libretto had russian Windows 98 on it, and I'd prefer to have Win95
 OSR. Could it be better? Shouldn't I remove all Windows 98 files from
 the hard drive before re-installation? I don't have any settings I
 want to keep - but I'm afraid how newly installed Windows would
 recognize the libretto hardware (accupoint and other specific devices)
 and would it be able to use hibernation partition?...



 Thanks in advance



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DVD

2001-05-13 Thread Alexandre Kaoukhov

Date: Sat, 12 May 2001 00:51:18 +0200
From: Alexandre Kaoukhov [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Subject: DVD

Hi,
I have finally purchased both DVD and Margi decompression card.
But I have a problem with sound. Indeed it becomes jittery when there is
sustained flow for a few seconds, ie music, sound of rain etc.
I would like to hear other user's experience. Pres are you there?
Indeed my idea is that the problem may come from 16bit PCMCIA to IDE
adapter - I use external enclosure for Ricoh 9120 combo drive. Thus I would
like to know if it would worth buying Cardbus type adapter or Firewire one.
I have also USBtoIDE adapter and I will guive it a try as extended
replicator port is next on my purchase list.
Thank you,
Alexandre




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cdrom emulation

2001-04-12 Thread Alexandre Kaoukhov

Date: Thu, 12 Apr 2001 20:54:31 +0200
From: "Alexandre Kaoukhov" [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Subject: cdrom emulation

Hi,
you will certainly appreciate another cdrom emulator I came accross on the
net.
http://www.daemon-tools.com
Probably best in its class.

Now I am just wandering what of the tools below get their images smaller
(compress)
 DiscDump(http://come.to/ddump)
 Blindwrite  (www.blindwrite.com)
 CloneCD (www.elby.de)
 CDRWIN  (www.goldenhawk.com)
Cheers,
Alexandre




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RE: ct50 video ram - a word of warning

2001-04-08 Thread Alexandre Kaoukhov

Date: Sun, 8 Apr 2001 10:38:51 +0200
From: "Alexandre Kaoukhov" [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Subject: RE: ct50 video ram - a word of warning

I have the same red stripe which may occasionally get yellow or blue. I have
just placed taskbar on the left of my screen so I do not see it.
When I have taken apart my libby I have noticed thet pressing left bottom
edge of LCD makes that stripe disappear. Thus this is probably LCD fault but
I did not go further.

 -Original Message-
 From: Pres Waterman [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
 Sent: Saturday, April 07, 2001 9:53 PM
 To: Libretto
 Subject: Re: ct50 video ram - a word of warning


 Date: Sat, 7 Apr 2001 15:51:05 -0400
 From: "Pres Waterman" [EMAIL PROTECTED]
 Subject: Re: ct50 video ram - a word of warning


  You may recall messages here discussing a vertical stripe problem on the
  display of a CT50 that weren't due to faulty connectors or cabling. The
  giveaway is that the fault is also visible on the external monitor

 Neil, my 100CT has an intermittent vertical red stripe at the left edge of
 the screen that can be eliminated, when it happens, by adjusting the angle
 of the display. Seems obvious that my problem IS a
 cable/connector fault...
 What do you and the group suggest I look for? Thanks

 Pres Waterman W2PW
 c/o Patchogue Motors, Inc.
 Long Island Ford and Kia dealer

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Good news about Outlook default browser problem

2001-04-03 Thread Alexandre Kaoukhov

Date: Tue, 3 Apr 2001 19:15:19 +0200
From: "Alexandre Kaoukhov" [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Subject: Good news about Outlook default browser problem

http://www.netcaptor.com/



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RE: newbie question

2001-03-21 Thread Alexandre Kaoukhov

Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2001 20:18:34 +0100
From: "Alexandre Kaoukhov" [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Subject: RE: newbie question

I could never get into BIOS on my L100 this way.
However all functions are available fron Toshiba's hwsetup from windows.
There is alse tsetup.exe downloadable from toshiba site giving you access
from DOS.

 -Original Message-
 From: Lawrence Young [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
 Sent: Wednesday, March 21, 2001 3:03 PM
 To: Libretto
 Subject: Re: newbie question


 Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2001 08:53:01 -0500
 From: "Lawrence Young" [EMAIL PROTECTED]
 Subject: Re: newbie question


 - Original Message -
 From: "Lee A. Dickinson" [EMAIL PROTECTED]
 To: "Libretto" [EMAIL PROTECTED]
 Sent: Wednesday, March 21, 2001 6:28 AM
 Subject: newbie question


  Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2001 06:24:07 -0500
  From: "Lee A. Dickinson" [EMAIL PROTECTED]
  Subject: newbie question
 
  Gosh, I know this is a dunce question, but I have no manual and cannot
  figure out what the bootup keystroke is to enter bios setup mode on my
 L100.
 

 It's called ANYKEY :D

 Press any key while booting while give you an error message. Then
 you get a
 chance to press ESC to enter BIOS setup.




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RE: driver source for y-e data floppy

2001-03-16 Thread Alexandre Kaoukhov

Date: Fri, 16 Mar 2001 10:18:16 +0100
From: "Alexandre Kaoukhov" [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Subject: RE: driver source for y-e data floppy

Why? It is already included.

 -Original Message-
 From: nrubenstein [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
 Sent: Friday, March 16, 2001 6:32 AM
 To: Libretto
 Subject: RE: driver source for y-e data floppy


 Date: Fri, 16 Mar 2001 00:22:25 -0500
 From: "nrubenstein" [EMAIL PROTECTED]
 Subject: RE: driver source for y-e data floppy

 I don't suppose someone has found a working W2k driver for the floppy?
 Nick

 -Original Message-
 From: Michael Hodish [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
 Sent: Thursday, March 08, 2001 6:36 PM
 To: Libretto
 Subject: driver source for y-e data floppy


 Date: Thu, 8 Mar 2001 18:33:18 -0500
 From: "Michael Hodish" [EMAIL PROTECTED]
 Subject: driver source for y-e data floppy

 Steve, I had a related problem. Following is copy of my communication with
 Y-E data, and they gave me links to Tosh/Canada, which, as of a couple of
 months ago, at least, had the drivers available on line. Hope this solves
 your problem. At any rate, it gives you a contact at ye date, who speaks
 english!  Mike Hodish
 =
 Dear Sir

 This is Sales support of Y-E Data Inc. Japan.

 We could not support and send the driver for OEM
 (Original Equipment Manufacturer) model.
 TOSHIBA shipped it with their own customized driver for Libretto.

 Please try to contact TOSHIBA.

 -
 For your information


 If your Libretto is Libretto 50 or Libretto 70,  the information
 of the driver is available on the TOSHIBA's web at
 http://www.toshiba.ca/support/Tsbs/500/tsb0537.htm

 And you can download the driver from
 http://www.toshiba.ca/support/Downloads/index.html

 If Libretto 50CT then download 50CTCTRL.EXE
 ftp://ftp.toshiba.ca/win95/50ctctrl.exe

 If Libretto 70CT then download 70CTCTRL.EXE
 ftp://ftp.toshiba.ca/win95/70ctctrl.exe

 The driver for Libretto 50 or 70 will work both Windows 95
 and Windows 98.


 If yor Libretto is Libretto 100 or 110, you can download from
 TOSHIBA Web Pages
 http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/tais/support/win98index.jsp?Se
 riesID=109
 5

 Best regards,


 Yuko Takeguchi
 Multimedia Products Sales Dept. 2
 Y-E DATA Inc. JAPAN
 Tel: +81-42-932-9861 Fax: +81-42-932-9880
 E-mail:  [EMAIL PROTECTED]






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RE: 128MB for Libretto 110, is there a way?

2001-03-16 Thread Alexandre Kaoukhov

Date: Fri, 16 Mar 2001 10:18:42 +0100
From: "Alexandre Kaoukhov" [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Subject: RE: 128MB for Libretto 110, is there a way?

I always wondered what should mean the following Sandra report:

   Memory Controller 
Error Detection Method:   None
Error Correction Capability:  None
Current Memory Interleave:1 way
Number of Memory Slots:   2
Maximum Installable Memory:   128MB
  ^
Maximum Module Size:  64MB
Supported FPM/EDO Speeds: 60ns
Supported Memory Types:   EDO
Supported Memory Voltages:3.3V

   Physical/BIOS Memory Banks 
Soldering (RASLine-0):32MB 60ns EDO single-bank
TOSHIBA unique (RASLine-2):   32MB 60ns EDO single-bank


Cheers,
Alexandre Kaoukhov




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RE: The large disk question...

2001-03-15 Thread Alexandre Kaoukhov

Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2001 23:58:30 +0100
From: "Alexandre Kaoukhov" [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Subject: RE: The large disk question...

Thank you for the effort. Now we have definite proof that the thing
hibernates in the middle...
It should be noted however that when one format with FDISK it will see only
1016 cylinders. Wonder where one-cylinder discrepancy come from.
Last point is what is the result of drive overlays use would be on the
hibernation area.
Alexandre Kaoukhov




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RE: Hip pouch for libretto

2001-03-15 Thread Alexandre Kaoukhov

Date: Fri, 16 Mar 2001 00:11:49 +0100
From: "Alexandre Kaoukhov" [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Subject: RE: Hip pouch for libretto

Samsonite has small belt pouch. Just the size of L100.

 -Original Message-
 From: nrubenstein [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
 Sent: Thursday, March 15, 2001 11:42 PM
 To: Libretto
 Subject: Hip pouch for libretto


 Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2001 17:34:43 -0500
 From: "nrubenstein" [EMAIL PROTECTED]
 Subject: Hip pouch for libretto

 Has anyone found something like that which is comfortable to wear
 (even when
 driving)?
 For an L100.
 Nick





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Where to buy 36pins 5.25 enclosure?

2001-03-13 Thread Alexandre Kaoukhov

Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2001 14:29:06 +0100
From: "Alexandre Kaoukhov" [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Subject: Where to buy 36pins 5.25" enclosure?

I won Ibazar bid on Ricoh 9120 combo thus now I am desperately looking for
the device mentioned in the subject.

I know that they are still produced somewhere. Here in Paris I know only one
shop (Surcouf) that sells them but only bundled with PCMCIA adapter for
$100. I do not need a couple of another PCMCIA adapters. Addonics sells them
only with CDRW inside and a couple of hours of search on the internet
brought nothing else.

Otherwise I could never understand the reasons driving the market. Any good
device seem to be rapidly discontinued. As in the case of 36pin adapters.
There are any kind of 36pin adapter : Parallel, PCMCIA, CardBus, USB and
even Firewire. So user is always sure to choose the solution that suits his
needs yet be able to share the data with his fellows. Personally I was glad
using DNboy though PCMCIA and could almost always give it with its USB
adapter. Thus I stick with 36pins. Now only Firewire enclosure provides
reasonable bandwidth but I have not seen a single PC with 1394 port yet
(outside of computer stores). In theory I should buy Firewire adapter $150
plus enclosure $70 plus cables $30. At the end after spending around $200 I
will get a solution compatible virtually only with laptops. Sad story...

In the meantime I spent the whole week end soldering 40pins desktop to
40pins laptop adapter. I decided to use my DNboy as adapter consequently I
supposed that the only thing I need is to rewire connectors. I succeeded to
connect the pins of an old hard drive to DNboy respectively leaving 41-44
pins untouched because drive was powered through desktop AC adaptor. At the
end when I plug PCMCIA to Libretto HD seems to spin up and down, move its
heads as if being recognized yet nothing is seen in device manager. Can
anyone provide some help on this issue? Soldering appears to be correct as
tested with lamp.

Thank you,
Alexandre Kaoukhov



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RE: Outlook default browser prblem

2001-03-13 Thread Alexandre Kaoukhov

Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2001 23:59:27 +0100
From: "Alexandre Kaoukhov" [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Subject: RE: Outlook default browser prblem


 Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2001 18:05:21 -0400
 From: "Ian C. Melville" [EMAIL PROTECTED]
 Subject: Re: Outlook default browser prblem
 
 Dear Alexandre,
 
 Many thanks for the pointer to the article! Now i *know* why OE5 and IE55
 are seemingly inseparable...

You are welcome,

Alexandre

PS I can not even separate Agent newsreader.




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Outlook default browser prblem

2001-03-10 Thread Alexandre Kaoukhov

Date: Sat, 10 Mar 2001 23:48:10 +0100
From: "Alexandre Kaoukhov" [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Subject: Outlook default browser prblem

http://www.netcaptor.com/article.php?id=91



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RE: 3.5 to 2.5 adapter

2001-03-02 Thread Alexandre Kaoukhov

Date: Sat, 3 Mar 2001 06:47:55 +0100
From: "Alexandre Kaoukhov" [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Subject: RE: 3.5 to 2.5 adapter


 All,

I am not so sure that *all* people reading the list live in US or Canada.
 
 Try this URL:  www.bixnet.com/adfor25to35h.html for the sought-after HDD 
 adapter.
 
 Lee

Just my 2c.

Alexadre




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RE: Garmin MapSource on Libretto HDD

2001-02-27 Thread Alexandre Kaoukhov

Date: Tue, 27 Feb 2001 21:01:40 +0100
From: "Alexandre Kaoukhov" [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Subject: RE: Garmin MapSource on Libretto HDD


 Sorry to be a dweeb, but could you provide a link to either the digest or
 the VCDROM site?  I am new to this topic and I don't have all the links
 catalogued as yet.
 There are quite a few of tools available:
-Farstone Virtual Drive - most used, not designed for WinNT/2000 but works
limited to 1 vitual cd-drive, prevents external CD drive to be plugged
(requres reboot to be recognised).
-Microtest Vcdrom - now v3.07 most complete bundle with advanced editing
features. Blocks hibernate/standby in W2k.
-VirtuoCD - small, NT/2k only, no cd image compression option.
-Paragon CD emulator - my choice (works properly in W2k), no image editing
features yet.
There are several others I came across but those either crashed my system or
not install.
To find them go to any software archive: zdnet, softseek...
Here just some links:
http://home.kamp.net/home/stefan.kirschdorf/cd_tools/menu.htm
http://www.paragon-gmbh.com/
http://members.tripod.com/the_anvil/
http://hjh98.163.net/indexe.html
http://www.farstone.com

Alexandre




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Linux inside

2001-02-26 Thread Alexandre Kaoukhov

Date: Mon, 26 Feb 2001 20:48:22 +0100
From: "Alexandre Kaoukhov" [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Subject: Linux inside

http://www.heise.de/ct/motive/01/01/p800.jpg



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RE: Cellular Libretto

2001-02-01 Thread Alexandre Kaoukhov

Date: Thu, 1 Feb 2001 23:32:36 +0100
From: "Alexandre Kaoukhov" [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Subject: RE: Cellular  Libretto

I was never able to get my 6110 working on L100. The problems were IR COM
port available by default only under W95 and PCI design of L1x0 of IR
connector. I wonder if NDS 3.0 solves these problems (I no longer have that
phone).
For W2k users there is also Virtual COM port at www.irda4w2k.com. I also
wonder if this would allow multiple Remote Control enabling programs to work
with my Libby. Actually I have no time to test.




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RE: Large hard disks...

2001-01-22 Thread Alexandre Kaoukhov

Date: Mon, 22 Jan 2001 20:38:44 +0100
From: "Alexandre Kaoukhov" [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Subject: RE: Large hard disks...

Toshiba has just announced MK3017GAP. 15GB by plate!
F#? I purchased 20GB 5 months ago.




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RE: External HDD / USB question

2001-01-16 Thread Alexandre Kaoukhov

Date: Tue, 16 Jan 2001 20:41:24 +0100
From: "Alexandre Kaoukhov" [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Subject: RE: External HDD / USB question

Is anyone out there using an external HDD?
I am

With Win'98 and/or Win'2K?
Win2k

Hints / tips / recommendations much appreciated!
About a year ago when I was on the market for such a solution I placed a web
page http://pcmcia2ide.da.ru It is probably outdated now but there are still
some hints.

If I want to hook up said external drive to my L110, am I right to say
that via a PC-card slot is the only sensible option? (I don't have the dock
with USB).
Parallel port version is also available. You can purchase CardBus either USB
or Firewire and then hook 36pin IDE adapter *expensive*.
Also, am I right to presume that as the L110 has CardBus, I have a
choice between the PC-card being a dedicated external HDD card, or using a
USB
card?
Moreover you have choice between Cardbus (faster) and 16bit (available in
DOS). From Addonics and Skymaster respectively.

Any disadvantage with the USB option?
Actually two: slow and unavailable in DOS.
 I can see USB might be useful for other things in the future (actually I
guess I'd buy a USB mouse at the
same time and stop carrying the replicator everywhere).
I would seek for Firewire solution - I also consider buying external 5.25''
case for combo Ricoh 9120A DVDCDRW.

Will either or both (proprietry/USB) options power an external 2.5" x9.5mm
without needing an external power supply?
Most of them use PS/2 5volts but PCMCIA alimented also exist.

I remember reading that someone on the list was using an external HDD
but that the software was crap, so any recommendations for a good piece of
kit would be very much appreciated - likewise which USB cards are to be
preferred/avoided - TIA

Do not know any except EZ-Drive proprietary soft will not work. I am quite
happy with DN-Boy however it should be noted that their DOS driver only
accepts partitions less than 2GB formatted FAT 16. That is enough for a
ghost image.
Hope this helps,
Alexandre Kaoukhov






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RE: External HDD / USB question

2001-01-16 Thread Alexandre Kaoukhov

Date: Tue, 16 Jan 2001 20:49:51 +0100
From: "Alexandre Kaoukhov" [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Subject: RE: External HDD / USB question

Parallel port HDs also work.  I've got an external case from www.h45.com and
dropped in a spare laptop HD.  No problems at all, except that during
transfers
to the HD, the machine under Windows does become very, very sluggish as the
CPU
will be completely tied up working on the transfer.  This won't happen under
USB because only the p.port requires constant CPU administration during
transfers.
16bit PCMCIA is also big CPU hog

However, I chose p.port because I wanted DOS compatibility, something no USB
HD
can give you because there's no DOS USB support at all.  This way, I can
transfer files off a system in case of an emergency, or if I'm using Ghost
to
backup my system under DOS.

As I mentioned before PCMCIA work in DOS
As for PCMCIA HDs, you've got three choices.
1) SCSI PCMCIA adapter to external SCSI HD - fastest.
   (there's also firewire, but ignore this for today because drives are very
expensive, and no drive yet exceeds the bandwidth of SCSI, which is far
cheaper)
CardBus Firewire($100)-Firewire to 36pin IDE ($89)-External case
2) IDE PCMCIA adapter to external IDE HD - slightly slower than SCSI, but
far
cheaper for the HDs.

Bottleneck for both is 16bit - quite slow though





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OT: Margi DVD-to-GO

2001-01-16 Thread Alexandre Kaoukhov

Date: Tue, 16 Jan 2001 21:15:06 +0100
From: "Alexandre Kaoukhov" [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Subject: OT: Margi DVD-to-GO

Hi,
I just wonder if there is someone with experience with this card. Does it
play DivX?
Thank you,
Alexandre Kaoukhov



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Unknown

2000-12-29 Thread Alexandre Kaoukhov

Date: Sat, 30 Dec 2000 00:36:28 +0100
From: "Alexandre Kaoukhov" [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Subject: Unknown

I am considering the purchase of an enhanced port replicator. Are there any
particular issue about configuration mentioned in subject. Does it need any
drivers?
Thank you,
Alexandre Kaoukhov



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Unknown: Shoul be L100+Win2k+Enhanced port replicator

2000-12-29 Thread Alexandre Kaoukhov

Date: Sat, 30 Dec 2000 00:57:33 +0100
From: "Alexandre Kaoukhov" [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Subject: Unknown: Shoul be L100+Win2k+Enhanced port replicator

Sorry



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RE: HDC Error

2000-12-17 Thread Alexandre Kaoukhov

Date: Mon, 18 Dec 2000 00:51:15 +0100
From: "Alexandre Kaoukhov" [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Subject: RE: HDC Error

No.
My IBM 2GB does not spin up. Libretto whith this disk inside upon power
remain dead even no "In Touch...".
Indeed HDC error I got with Toshiba disk which could still spin up although
data was unaccessible.
Sorry about misleading.

 -Original Message-
 From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
 Sent: Saturday, December 16, 2000 6:49 AM
 To: Libretto
 Subject: Re: HDC Error


 Date: Sat, 16 Dec 2000 05:47:25 +0700
 From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
 Subject: Re: HDC Error

  - Original Message -
  From: "Alexandre Kaoukhov" [EMAIL PROTECTED]
 
  I've got HDC error once when HD did not spin up.

 Was that with your 20Gb drive?




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RE: HD upgrade

2000-12-13 Thread Alexandre Kaoukhov

Date: Wed, 13 Dec 2000 23:39:04 +0100
From: "Alexandre Kaoukhov" [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Subject: RE: HD upgrade

Take a look at page I wrote a year ago
http://pcmcia2ide.da.ru/

 -Original Message-
 From: Paul D. J. Davila [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
 Sent: Tuesday, December 12, 2000 9:18 AM
 To: Libretto
 Subject: HD upgrade


 Date: Tue, 12 Dec 2000 02:10:38 -0500
 From: "Paul D. J. Davila" [EMAIL PROTECTED]
 Subject: HD upgrade

 I am considering upgrading my hard drive on my lib50 but am
 looking for the
 cable/kit I need to interface the lib drive directly with my desktop so I
 can set up the drive before I install it. can someone direct in the right
 direction please


 Paul D. J. Davila
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RE: 50 CT Batteries external hard disc drive.

2000-12-06 Thread Alexandre Kaoukhov

Date: Thu, 7 Dec 2000 08:17:37 +0100
From: "Alexandre Kaoukhov" [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Subject: RE: 50 CT Batteries  external hard disc drive.

Definitely no even if you get trough all the socket services/driver hassle
you would discover that the device must be present when loading drivers in
config.sys
Personally I use DNboy adapter to ghost my partition to external drive but I
have 100CT with two PCMCIA slots.

 -Original Message-
 From: Michael Heathcote [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
 Sent: Tuesday, December 05, 2000 11:47 PM
 To: Libretto
 Subject: 50 CT Batteries  external hard disc drive.


 Date: Tue, 5 Dec 2000 22:36:05 -
 From: "Michael Heathcote" [EMAIL PROTECTED]
 Subject: 50 CT Batteries  external hard disc drive.

 Dear list members,

 My standard 50ct battery is a PA2497UR with the extended battery
 a PA2498UR.

 I have noticed that various suppliers list the standard 70ct battery as a
 PA2452UR. Will this fit a 50ct ? Until I noticed the different part number
 for the 70ct battery I was under the impression that batteries for the
 50/60/70 where all the same !

 I have an external hard drive case for my old 810 mb hard drive.
 This works
 very well and is a "Standard IDE/ESDI hard Disk Controller". Pure
 'plug and
 play' with no extra drivers required.
 Is it possible to access this drive if I boot the libretto from the floppy
 drive with a start up disc, then swop the floppy for the external
 drive ? I
 guess what I am asking is where can I find the necessary DOS drivers for a
 "Standard IDE/ESDI hard Disk Controller".

 The reason I wish to try this, is to carry out a clean install of
 98SE, with
 the 98SE CD copied onto the external drive. I do not have access to an
 external CD drive, only by direct cable connection to my work laptop CD
 drive.

 Thankyou,

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RE: The never ending story: Hibernation and the correct partitioning

2000-11-16 Thread Alexandre Kaoukhov

Date: Thu, 16 Nov 2000 23:09:00 +0100
From: "Alexandre Kaoukhov" [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Subject: RE: The never ending story: Hibernation and the correct partitioning


 Alexandre Kaoukhov a écrit :

  As Win98 hibernation question is not asked since long I can
 conclude that
  there are no "normal" users left on this list.

 Hibernation is not "Win98 hibernation".
 Libretti do hibernate with Win95, Linux, and other OS in the same manner,
 because hibernation is not managed by the OS, but by the BIOS.

Oops! Should have been hibernation under Win98.




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RE: My L110 is *issing me off!

2000-11-16 Thread Alexandre Kaoukhov

Date: Thu, 16 Nov 2000 23:09:18 +0100
From: "Alexandre Kaoukhov" [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Subject: RE: My L110 is *issing me off!

Although David mentioned this before feezing most often is the result of HD
bad sectors and RAM falure in my case Libretto feezes when I touch phone
plug in 3COM card. Pulling the card out prevent me from reboot.
Cheers,
Alexandre




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RE: The never ending story: Hibernation and the correct partitioning

2000-11-15 Thread Alexandre Kaoukhov

Date: Wed, 15 Nov 2000 22:29:00 +0100
From: "Alexandre Kaoukhov" [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Subject: RE: The never ending story: Hibernation and the correct partitioning


 Date: Wed, 15 Nov 2000 10:36:38 +0100
 From: Kapusta Gerhard [EMAIL PROTECTED]
 Subject: The never ending story: Hibernation and the correct partitioning

 I can't imagine that a "normal" user is able to calculate sectors and
 cylinders and make experiments with disk-editors...


As Win98 hibernation question is not asked since long I can conclude that
there are no "normal" users left on this list.
More seriously you must use any partition utility that allows you manipulate
cylenders. I think that most secure option would be to leave space from 1010
to 1028 cylinders unpartitioned. I mentioned this before that I will not
proceed with disk editor until I get buckup everything. But if you wish you
can use Norton DiskEditor to verify where BIOS hibernates effectively. From
DOS this utility allows you access entire disk even without overlay
software. You sould just calculate from cyl/head/sect to relative sectors
then there is an option to "Fill" with any pattern. Leave Bios hibernate
then boot from DOS. There is only one thing I still doubt in this approach :
Windows always swaps some data in order to leave a few of RAM free.
Good luck,
Alexandre




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RE: 8Gb+ /hibernation

2000-11-12 Thread Alexandre Kaoukhov

Date: Sun, 12 Nov 2000 18:37:30 +0100
From: "Alexandre Kaoukhov" [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Subject: RE: 8Gb+ /hibernation



 -Original Message-
 From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
 Sent: Tuesday, November 07, 2000 6:11 PM
 To: Libretto
 Subject: 8Gb+ /hibernation


 Date: Tue, 7 Nov 2000 12:09:13 EST
 From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
 Subject: 8Gb+ /hibernation

 In einer eMail vom 07.11.2000 09:06:03 (MEZ) Mitteleuropäische
 Zeit schreibt
 [EMAIL PROTECTED]:

  (1024-1016)*255*64*512/1024=65280KB
   Control Panel-System reports that I have 65136KB of RAM. This
 should fit
   between 1016 and 1024 cylinders. Yet noone can confirm that BIOS
 effectively
   hibernates into that area. I will try to figure that out as
 oon as I get my
   6GB disk back for backup.

 That's what I thought, too. Actually mine needs a few more megs
 of space. I
 don't have a clue why!

But how did you know that it needs more space?

Alexandre Kaoukhov




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RE: Win2k and Libretto

2000-11-12 Thread Alexandre Kaoukhov

Date: Sun, 12 Nov 2000 18:37:51 +0100
From: "Alexandre Kaoukhov" [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Subject: RE: Win2k and Libretto

Windows 2000 comes with all drivers needed.
Only two things lack:
1)hary lightbulb is now downloadable as power extention panel.
2)BIOS configuration utility which is inside win2k file. Nice to have it
available but very rarely used. Moreover BIOS settings may be accessed
through tsetup in DOS.

 -Original Message-
 From: J W W L (Warwick) Berg [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
 Sent: Monday, November 06, 2000 8:41 PM
 To: Libretto
 Subject: Re: Win2k and Libretto


 Date: Tue, 7 Nov 2000 08:42:37 +1300
 From: "J W W L \(Warwick\) Berg" [EMAIL PROTECTED]
 Subject: Re: Win2k and Libretto

 Hi all

 I must have come in late on this. Could you please describe the
 contents of
 the win2k.zip file? I have win2k prof but have been hesitant to put it on
 the 110ct in case half of the libretto specific drivers don't work and I
 have to revert to 98 again.

 Thanks
 Warwick

 - Original Message -----
 From: "Alexandre Kaoukhov" [EMAIL PROTECTED]
 To: "Libretto" [EMAIL PROTECTED]
 Sent: Tuesday, 7 November 2000 06:40
 Subject: Win2k and Libretto


  Date: Mon, 6 Nov 2000 18:38:24 +0100
  From: "Alexandre Kaoukhov" [EMAIL PROTECTED]
  Subject: Win2k and Libretto
 
  As promised
  http://www.geocities.com/kaoukhov/win2k.zip
  Toshiba acpi support whith hw setup in single 2MB file.
  Power extentions are available from Toshiba official support pages.
 
 
 
 
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RE: Libretto CD - 11 Nov Plan

2000-11-12 Thread Alexandre Kaoukhov

Date: Mon, 13 Nov 2000 00:53:25 +0100
From: "Alexandre Kaoukhov" [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Subject: RE: Libretto CD - 11 Nov Plan

Could you post the menu of you CD-ROM So we will know precisely what is
inside?

 -Original Message-
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 Sent: Sunday, November 12, 2000 1:34 AM
 To: Libretto
 Subject: Libretto CD - 11 Nov Plan


 Date: Sat, 11 Nov 2000 16:31:21 -0800 (PST)
 From: David Chien [EMAIL PROTECTED]
 Subject: Libretto CD - 11 Nov Plan

Since PayPal is now accepting payment from the following list of
 international countries, I will make PayPal my primary payment
 method for the
 Libretto CD when it is completed.  Unless someone pipes up and is
 outside one
 of these countries, I'll simply make PayPay the only payment method for my
 convenience.

I don't know how long it takes for a PayPal account to be setup for
 international customers, so I suggest that you do signup today if you're
 interested in the Libretto CD and wish to purchase it using
 PayPal when it is
 available.

Let me know...

d =)

 PayPal is now available in the following countries:

 Australia
 Austria
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RE: 8Gb+ /hibernation

2000-11-12 Thread Alexandre Kaoukhov

Date: Mon, 13 Nov 2000 00:53:29 +0100
From: "Alexandre Kaoukhov" [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Subject: RE: 8Gb+ /hibernation



 -Original Message-
 From: Paul Bristow [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
 Sent: Sunday, November 12, 2000 8:34 PM
 To: Libretto
 Subject: Re: 8Gb+ /hibernation


 Date: Sun, 12 Nov 2000 20:29:12 +0100
 From: Paul Bristow [EMAIL PROTECTED]
 Subject: Re: 8Gb+ /hibernation

 Alexandre Kaoukhov wrote:
 
  Date: Sun, 12 Nov 2000 18:37:30 +0100
  From: "Alexandre Kaoukhov" [EMAIL PROTECTED]
  Subject: RE: 8Gb+ /hibernation
 
   -Original Message-
   From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
   Sent: Tuesday, November 07, 2000 6:11 PM
   To: Libretto
   Subject: 8Gb+ /hibernation
  
  
   Date: Tue, 7 Nov 2000 12:09:13 EST
   From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
   Subject: 8Gb+ /hibernation
  
   In einer eMail vom 07.11.2000 09:06:03 (MEZ) Mitteleuropäische
   Zeit schreibt
   [EMAIL PROTECTED]:
  
(1024-1016)*255*64*512/1024=65280KB
 Control Panel-System reports that I have 65136KB of RAM. This
   should fit
 between 1016 and 1024 cylinders. Yet noone can confirm that BIOS
   effectively
 hibernates into that area. I will try to figure that out as
   oon as I get my
 6GB disk back for backup.
  
   That's what I thought, too. Actually mine needs a few more megs
   of space. I
   don't have a clue why!
  

 It needs to store the 2M of video RAM as well.

 I reserved 1014-1024 cylinders and it *seems* to be ok

Hmm... The question remains the same how did you figure that out? Moreover
you can access 1014-1015 cylinders from DOS whith no overlay software.
I reserved 1016-1028 and it seemed to be ok as well.




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FW: Windows 2000 Question

2000-11-12 Thread Alexandre Kaoukhov

Date: Mon, 13 Nov 2000 00:53:32 +0100
From: "Alexandre Kaoukhov" [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Subject: FW: Windows 2000 Question


You are right. While the file is there Geocities prevent it from
downloading. I have dial-up connection thus I will send it to you a bit
later when I get time in case you will handle the other requests.
BTW I got rid off tfunkey (seems to be some tool used to directly change
power settengs by Fn key but does not work to me) and tdispoff from "Run" in
registry.

 -Original Message-
 From: Brian McIlvaine [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
 Sent: Tuesday, November 07, 2000 5:29 PM
 To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
 Subject: RE: Windows 2000 Question


 Unable to get the file at the URL you specified - could you send it to me?

 Thanks!

 -Original Message-----
 From: Alexandre Kaoukhov [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
 Sent: Monday, November 06, 2000 12:41
 To: Libretto
 Subject: RE: Windows 2000 Question


 Date: Mon, 6 Nov 2000 18:38:22 +0100
 From: "Alexandre Kaoukhov" [EMAIL PROTECTED]
 Subject: RE: Windows 2000 Question


  I am running W2K on a overclocked Libretto 100CT. I routinely
 use standby
  vice hibernation, and read with interest that the BIOS will do a direct
  write to disk if it orders a hibernation that will essentially
  trash my hard
  disk - unless I am exceptionally lucky. Is there a way to identify and
  partition that area without a reinstallation of W2K?? I followed the
  discussion of writing all ones and looking for the area... but I am
  uninterested in doing that - I'll just continue to operate like I am and
  take the chance.

 There is indirect way to proceed. Boot from DOS floppy. Then run
 any utility
 that reports HD geometry eg Caldera fdisk (comes with any Powerquest
 software) or PTS diskeditor (free). You will see that your disk
 upper limit
 is only Cyl 1016 Head 255 and Sector 64 which is different from usual 1024
 cylinder limit.
 Now a bit of calculation:
 (1024-1016)*255*64*512/1024=65280KB
 Control Panel-System reports that I have 65136KB of RAM. This should fit
 between 1016 and 1024 cylinders. Yet noone can confirm that BIOS
 effectively
 hibernates into that area. I will try to figure that out as oon
 as I get my
 6GB disk back for backup.
 I highly recommend to free that area just in case.
 Cheers,
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Win2k and Libretto

2000-11-06 Thread Alexandre Kaoukhov

Date: Mon, 6 Nov 2000 18:38:24 +0100
From: "Alexandre Kaoukhov" [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Subject: Win2k and Libretto

As promised
http://www.geocities.com/kaoukhov/win2k.zip
Toshiba acpi support whith hw setup in single 2MB file.
Power extentions are available from Toshiba official support pages.




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RE: Windows 2000 Question

2000-11-06 Thread Alexandre Kaoukhov

Date: Mon, 6 Nov 2000 18:38:22 +0100
From: "Alexandre Kaoukhov" [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Subject: RE: Windows 2000 Question


 I am running W2K on a overclocked Libretto 100CT. I routinely use standby
 vice hibernation, and read with interest that the BIOS will do a direct
 write to disk if it orders a hibernation that will essentially
 trash my hard
 disk - unless I am exceptionally lucky. Is there a way to identify and
 partition that area without a reinstallation of W2K?? I followed the
 discussion of writing all ones and looking for the area... but I am
 uninterested in doing that - I'll just continue to operate like I am and
 take the chance.

There is indirect way to proceed. Boot from DOS floppy. Then run any utility
that reports HD geometry eg Caldera fdisk (comes with any Powerquest
software) or PTS diskeditor (free). You will see that your disk upper limit
is only Cyl 1016 Head 255 and Sector 64 which is different from usual 1024
cylinder limit.
Now a bit of calculation:
(1024-1016)*255*64*512/1024=65280KB
Control Panel-System reports that I have 65136KB of RAM. This should fit
between 1016 and 1024 cylinders. Yet noone can confirm that BIOS effectively
hibernates into that area. I will try to figure that out as oon as I get my
6GB disk back for backup.
I highly recommend to free that area just in case.
Cheers,
Alexandre Kaoukhov




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RE: Win2k on Lib 110?

2000-10-30 Thread Alexandre Kaoukhov

Date: Mon, 30 Oct 2000 21:24:54 +0100
From: "Alexandre Kaoukhov" [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Subject: RE: Win2k on Lib 110?


 Hi!
 - Power management for Win2k installed. The Control Panel has now an
 extension (whrere processor speed and brightness of the display is
 adjustable) but changes on this panel make no effect, these parameters
 always remain on the defaults.

You are probably running localised Win2k. No problems in native English
version. Power extention also rely on ACPI toshiba value added logical
device but as long as I remember but not sure in this case you will not see
extention panel at all.

So is there an need for a
 second "hibernation-partition" which is used for other operating-systems?
 And how can I remove this partition, if it is not needed?

Control Panel- Administrative Tools- Computer Management- Disk
Management.
But I would warn you to do that. BIOS will force hibernation into that area
if it runs out of battery while on stanby. Lib 100 does not hibernate on
overheat it just shutdown. NTFS puts backup of boot sector to the last
sector of partition. If original boot sector is damaged and backup
overwritten you loose all your data.

 - I have not yet found the Win2k-utilities to make BIOS-adjustments.

I verified Toshiba page with that utility is no longer there. I will post it
later if no one can do this before.

 - What is the Toshiba mobile extensions software?

no idea.

 - I have planned to install a IBM 20GB HD - will it work in Win2k (because
 the BIOS-limit is still 8GB!)

the only problem is to localize hibernation zone.
Hope this helps,
Alexandre




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RE: 20GB experience + a few questions

2000-10-30 Thread Alexandre Kaoukhov

Date: Mon, 30 Oct 2000 21:24:57 +0100
From: "Alexandre Kaoukhov" [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Subject: RE: 20GB experience + a few questions


   A HD sector editor would let you manually alter the master file
 directory,
 then let you chain files together sector by sector by hand.

 Since all directories pretty much are laid out like: Directory Listing for
 File0001 points to first HD sector #, with pointer to second
 sector, which
 points to second HD sector # and has a pointer to the their sector

 .it is merely a matter of locating the first sector of your ZIP
 (or any other
 file you want to recover), locating the second sector, and so forth, then
 making sure the directory is properly updated with this information.

   Yes, you can spend days working on this recovering multi-MB
 files by hand,
 but it works fine.

The solution was much simpler than that. Win2k has an utility called
diskprobe. It allows you directly manipulate sectors. In fact in my case
information in first EBR about the next extended partition was overwritten.
It was matter of minutes to calculate the right data, write it and all the
chain of extended partitions was recovered. However I spent the whole
week-end learning about partitions in order to do this. BTW recover boot
sector in NTFS is even easier.
Actually I made floppy backup of all partitions tables as well as boot
sectors. Now I am looking for two DOS utilities from NT4 resource kit:
disksave and diskprobe.

   As for a program that writes 1's to disk, I wouldn't know.  I'd  just
write a
 program myself.

I am doctor not programmer!

Maybe www.softseek.com or www.deja.com/usenet  has some clues.

No


  1 From time to time I hear a rather loud click inside and
 Windeows freezes
  in that moment. This problem was present from the first time I
 installed the
  drive. What that could be?

   Does Windows crash or do anything bad?

No it just freezes for a fraction of second.

  It's either the HD head  moving about,
 or HD failure.  Both IBM and Toshiba have low-level diagnostics
 programs you
 can run on the HD to make sure nothing bad is happening, just in case.

This is certainly HD head hitting something. But I have never heard that
kind of sound on other HD IBM or not.

  2 Some time ago I read from your page about SIIG PCMCIA fan.  Have you
seen
  Win2k drivers for it?

   No idea.  But one person who did try it recommended against it.  It is
such a
 tight fit that it damaged the MB/circuitry around the area and
 caused problems for that one person.   however,that was merely an example
of stupidity.  If the card,
 if out of spec sizewise, was too hard to squeeze in, then why did that
person
 proceed?  I'm sure another PCMCIA fan card, if the proper size, would fit
just
 fine and not cause problems.

The name of "one person" is Nicolas Rubinstein. As I remember he is no
longer on the list. He is otherwise smart guy and gave us many useful tips
about Win2k and overclocking. By the way I remind you that he fixed his
motherboard with a drop of glue.

   Remember, for all electronic equipment, it shouldn't need much force to
put
 together.  If it does, something is most likely wrong and you shouldn't
force
 it in -- or else you'll risk damage.

I must admit that card in question fits rather tight and if your motherboard
is weak it can be damaged. But in my opinion his and mine problem is that we
tend to forget that most so called IT professionals are just incompetent
when are not trying to cheat you. It just hard to imagine that you paid $$
for a potentially dangerous misconceived card.

Finally, David about previous suggestion about FAT. From all that I had to
read about FAT/NTFS comparative stability I am happy to stay with NTFS. Most
if not all recovery utilities just take the address from MFT of the first
sector of file to recover and then recover the next sectors corresponding to
file size. Thus, unless you defragmented partition minutes before failure
your chances to recover are nil.
Theese are just my 2c,
Alexandre




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RE: 20GB experience + a few questions

2000-10-25 Thread Alexandre Kaoukhov

Date: Wed, 25 Oct 2000 22:12:41 +0200
From: "Alexandre Kaoukhov" [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Subject: RE: 20GB experience + a few questions


   Top 10 reasons to backup everything to CD-R.

I used a spare HD for backup but have not sent it for replacement yet. And I
do not have CD-writer.

 A few other programs handling NTFS:

I sould probably just swallow once again.

 Any good ol' HD sector editor will do as well if you've got the  time (and
as
 long as the NTFS partition isn't encrypted)

How is it possible to recover that way? I can imagine to recover some text
but what about zip archives?
BTW which HD sector editor do you consider as good? While I am on it which
would easily fill unpartitioned space (from cylinder to cylinder) with 1's?

 Beyond that, a good reason to stick with FAT, which has many more methods
 available.

It fails more often too.

I have a couple more questions.
1 From time to time I hear a rather loud click inside and Windeows freezes
in that moment. This problem was present from the first time I installed the
drive. What that could be?
2 Some time ago I read from your page about SIIG PCMCIA fan. Have you seen
Win2k drivers for it?

Cheers,
Alexandre





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RE: 20GB experience + a few questions

2000-10-24 Thread Alexandre Kaoukhov

Date: Tue, 24 Oct 2000 19:25:51 +0200
From: "Alexandre Kaoukhov" [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Subject: RE: 20GB experience + a few questions

Below

  How can I find where Libretto hibernates before I loose any data???

   One easy way is to get a program that'll write a series of 1's
 to the HD
 from just after oh, let's say, the first 2GB of HD to the end of the HD.

   You then hibernate, then run a HD hex editor over the entire
 space looking
 for anything other than pure 1's.

Well, drive full of data an no spare disk, I was not able to proceed the way
you suggest. Indeed, I decided to write those 1's to suspected hibernation
zone for which I have previously created logical drive. Then, if successful
I would resize partitions to find boundaries. First thing to do was to
convert drive into free unallocated space - this would allow me to write to
actual location of partition table.
Trying this Win2k hanged erasing 4 of 5 logical drives in logical partition!
Though I lost much data on drive failures recently I still feel
uncomfortable about loosing data that often. Actually I am looking for a
good recovery software handling NTFS. Ontrack easyrecovery restore files (I
was even able to see those copied via USB!) but only couple of text files
1kb were restored correctly.
Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks,
Alexandre




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RE: 20GB experience + a few questions

2000-10-24 Thread Alexandre Kaoukhov

Date: Wed, 25 Oct 2000 00:06:38 +0200
From: "Alexandre Kaoukhov" [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Subject: RE: 20GB experience + a few questions


 I finally purchased the new IBM 20GB drive from Weesco
 
 Alexandre, which model Libretto do you have?

100CT 




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20GB experience + a few questions

2000-10-21 Thread Alexandre Kaoukhov

Date: Sat, 21 Oct 2000 21:59:05 +0200
From: "Alexandre Kaoukhov" [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Subject: 20GB experience + a few questions

Hi,
I finally purchased the new IBM 20GB drive from Weesco (thanks to David).
There are quite a few options for nonUS residents. Actually, few companies
ship and bill outside US. Those who accept ask you to pay through money
order. It is not easy to send MO as subsequently if something go wrong you
lose your money. Bob the owner of Weesco is a nice guy and has a good
feedback in E-Bay. The prices are reasonable and shipping charges are
$25.00. Finally he kindly noted "Replacement Hard Drive" on the top of the
box and so far I have not received VAT customs form.
I found only one company (do not actually remember the name) which ships
overseas and accept credit cards but they were charging $85 for shipping.
Note for French buyers: at least IBM France offers only 3 months warranty
for parts (IMO Toshiba do the same) for this cutting edge technology! Thus,
3 years of US warranty well worth the hassle of buying in US. I am actually
at my third drive replacement in two-year Libretto experience. Toshiba's 6GB
died for the second time while I was waiting for 20GB. I will have to
contact that f#@$ng Toshiba support again!
Hope this helps future buyers.

Now the questions.
1 Aware of potential hibernation zone problem I FDISKed first. Obviously in
DOS I was limited to 8GB. I carefully noted the last sector which was Cyl
1016; Head 254; Sector 63. My partition plan was the following:
1st primary Win2K 3GB
2nd primary Win98 1,5GB
3st primary DOS 0,5 GB
Extended
3GB
200MB for temporary Windows files, Internet cashe, Recent, Cookies
200MB pagefile
80MB beginning Cyl 1017 Head 1 sect 1
12GB CD images
I remember that when I partitioned hibernation zone on 6GB drive whenever
BIOS hibernation occurred partition table was erased and the hibernation
zone appeared again as unallocated space. Thus this was my test. And it did
not work! After BIOS hibernated my Libretto I was able to access all logical
drives.
How can I find where Libretto hibernates before I loose any data???


2 Another weird problem happened to me which may explain my first problem.
I was urged to get some data from a friend's desktop so I hibernated Win2k,
pulled out the drive and connected through USB adapter. Though DNboy is
supposed to be limited to 13GB drives I was able to access the whole drive
and copy my files. I even tested if I was able to access those files on my
drive.
It was a bad surprise when I discovered my drive in Libretto just after it
went from hibernation. The files were not there! Actually I suppose that
Win2k keeps all filetables in memory and on some occasions may restore them
to drive after standby/hibernation. Can anybody confirm this?

3 I am going to use System Commander to switch from Win2k to Win98. Are
there any hidden problem to ghost in this particular case?

4 What is the better choice Ghost or Drive Image? I have one point for Drive
Image: it can verify integrity of allocation tables of all drives before
dumping partition.
Did anyone managed to save partition directly to NTFS disk? DI docs say it
is possible as long as DOS gives a letter to the disk. I tested with demo of
NTFSDOS but failed. Computer is rebooted whenever I try to start DI/Ghost.
When NTFSDOS is loaded with hymem.sys it says stack overflow. Systernals
site says to ask technical assistance but it is limited to NTFSDOSPRO users.

These are all my questions. Thank you for any help.

If you remember my post about CD emulators - Win2k incompatibilities. I
finally got solution it is Paragon CD emulator.
Quick reminder:
Virtual Drive - only one drive can be created; need to reboot Win2k when you
plug PCMCIA CD-ROM
VirtuoCD - no compression, the author seems to forget about his commitment
to develop this software
Virtual CD v3 - prevents standby/hibernation




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Libretto themes

2000-07-05 Thread Alexandre Kaoukhov \(. 2\)

Date: Wed, 5 Jul 2000 21:41:38 +0200
From: "=?koi8-r?B?QWxleGFuZHJlIEthb3VraG92IFwo/MwuINDP3tTBIDJcKQ==?=" 
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Subject: Libretto themes

Hi,

Simon Shuker kinly offered Libretto themes from his Libretto1100ff CD.
I've just fixed filenames. Here they are:
http://www.geocities.com/kaoukhov/Librettoffthemes.zip
There were also different wallpapers:
http://www.geocities.com/kaoukhov/Librettoffwallpapers.zip
Finally do not forget several nice icons are still there:
http://www.geocities.com/kaoukhov/libicons.zip

If you do not know what to do whith .theme files. Download Desctoparchitect
at
http://www.desktoparchitect.com
nice free utility. Works on W2k as well.
Cheers,
Alexandre



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RE: H: Coloured Cases, Mouse Covers and Keys - Joint order?]

2000-07-04 Thread Alexandre Kaoukhov (??. ????? 2)

Date: Wed, 5 Jul 2000 00:21:48 +0200
From: "Alexandre Kaoukhov (??. ? 2)" [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Subject: RE: H: Coloured Cases, Mouse Covers and Keys - Joint order?]

 Oh, and salut Alexandre.  Yes, you are only a couple of train
 stops from
 me, halfway between Puteaux and Belvedere stations.  The weather looks
 rather grim today. :(

The least one can say :((
I was thinking about colored spare case. It is quite easy to replace. When I
was looking around for overclockong my libretto I got to take apart the case
in a couple of minutes. But I am wondering how to take apart the battery.
By the way standard plastic covers are expensive though not unaffordable.
When I dropped my libretto I had to replace keyboard cover 50FF (7FF=1USD)
PCMCIA dummy 30FF keypad fix 10FF (prices excluding VAT). You can calculate
what will cost the whole stuff. But now it is less important as Karen writes
that this was about painting.
But how will you paint keypad and mose covers?




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RE: Mouse Covers and Keys - 50CT

2000-07-04 Thread Alexandre Kaoukhov (??. ????? 2)

Date: Wed, 5 Jul 2000 00:22:48 +0200
From: "Alexandre Kaoukhov (??. ? 2)" [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Subject: RE: Mouse Covers and Keys - 50CT

 Seriously folks I wouldn't mine getting hold of some of those
 mouse covers
 too.  If enough of us want these silly little things than it
 might be worth
 one of us making a bulk order - they're not going to cost much to ship
 around the world are they?

Here in France they go for 20FF $3 for two. At some time I bought a couple
of dosens of them. this will be enogh for the next few years.
Sereously I do not know if www.tpp.fr has any of them. But a year ago they
did. Lothar Sandford has them but they accept orders from 500FF. That makes
a bunch of covers
M Monot
Lothar Sandford
10, rue André Citroen
Espace Clichy
92110 Clichy




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RE: Reformat and reload Libretto 100ct

2000-06-18 Thread Alexandre Kaoukhov \(??. ????? 2\)

Date: Fri, 16 Jun 2000 21:54:16 +0200
From: "Alexandre Kaoukhov \(??. ? 2\)" [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Subject: RE: Reformat and reload Libretto 100ct

It sounds like a FAQ is urgently needed.
David, I saw that you are working on one. I just can suggest if you accept
to ask members to contribute.

Now, close to the point.
I thought I was about to make a contribution to our collective knowledge but
this was a mistake.
The problem is in DOS Card and Socket Services. It is unlikely that one
could find one for L100/110 on the net. One can try plenty of CSS but they
will not suit.
Technodragon and David may be unaware about my old posts on this problem.
But the latest one is dated as June 16, 2000!!!
To Jim:
Her is my last post
I have just posted a few files on my page
http://www.geocities.com/kaoukhov/restdisk.zip
startup disk which Victor Gvirtsman kindly offered me a few month ago.
There
are Card and Socket Services which worked on my L100 but also on old
Toshiba
CT4700. Phoenix v3 drivers from CT4700 did not work on L100 as all other
CSS
I downloaded on the net. Indeed if you have time to look at sites from
different manufacturers you will find almost all CSS available.
http://www.geocities.com/kaoukhov/libootfr.zip
My original disk for French L100. Has just enabler for atapi drive. Change
extension to .exe. This is an image disk.
http://www.geocities.com/kaoukhov/libicons.zip
Several libretto icons. You can change My Computer appearance. Thanks to
Philip Hibbs.

I would just add that W2k install disks has all the drivers needed.
Also it seems that creating an image disk was unnecessary as XCOPY *.* a: /s




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RE: IR and Palm Hotsync

2000-06-08 Thread Alexandre Kaoukhov \(??. ????? 2\)

Date: Thu, 8 Jun 2000 16:24:58 +0200
From: "Alexandre Kaoukhov \(??. ? 2\)" [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Subject: RE: IR and Palm Hotsync

I think there is too much hype on Linux. I do not want to offence any Linux
users feelings but after that letter the wish to take a try of this system
just went away.
Personally I feel rather computer literate but I have no much time to waste
learning programming. To say about throwing away hard acquired skills
learned through years.
Alexandre

-Original Message-
From: The Armadillo with the Mask [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
Sent: Thursday, June 08, 2000 9:26 AM
To: Libretto
Subject: Re: IR and Palm Hotsync

Date: Thu, 8 Jun 2000 00:22:01 -0700 (PDT)
From: The Armadillo with the Mask [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Subject: Re: IR and Palm Hotsync




 Great! Thanks for the info!

 Unfortunately, I am already using these versions. Any chance of sending
 your config files? Specifically /etc/conf.modules, /etc/irda/drivers. I am
 going crazy trying to get this setup...

 Thanks,

 --
 -Jim

 
 Jim Sheaferhttp://www.tux.org/~sheafer/

Here's a little something I wrote up as a result of my experiences in
getting my lib to talk IR(even run PPP) to my Palm .

Hope it helps...

Steve

The LINUX-PALM IRDA MINI-HOWTO

What this is:

An attempt to encapsulate what I've learned from setting up and running
the Linux-IRDA Project's IRCOMM implementation between my Palm devices
and my Linux Laptop(A Toshiba Libretto 70CT). Hopefully, it will help
you with your efforts.

What this is not:
- A treatise on IRDA or the Linux-IRDA Project. You can find that kind of
info at either http://www.irda.org or http://www.cs.uit.no/linux-irda.

BEFORE YOU BEGIN

If you have not yet configured and compiled your kernel to include the
Linux-IRDA extensions, *STOP*. Put this down and go to the above mentioned
sites for background and then read Werner Heuser's Linux-IR HOWTO at:

http://home.snafu.de/wehe/IR-HOWTO.html

Things here will make far more sense after you've read the stuff over there
:)

Platform and Experience:

I have been able to successfully establish HotSync and PPP connections
between
my Palm IIIx, IIIxe and my Toshiba Libretto 70Ct using the built-in IRDA
port
and also using the Belkin SmartBeam dongle. The Libretto only has a SIR
transceiver on it so you won't be able to get faster than 115200bps out of
it. I make no guarantees, but since Toshiba are among the most proprietary
hardware vendors implementing IRDA(and therefore the hardest to get this
working) you really shouldn't have any problems.

HotSync via IRCOMM:

WHAT TO SET UP
Linux Side:

Protocols/Modules: IRDA, IRCOMM,IRTTY,IRPORT all configured as modules
These will auto-load when needed if you have compiled your kernel with
CONFIG_KMOD=y.
If you did not do this, you will need to 'insmod modulename' in the
following order: irda irtty ircomm-tty ircomm.

Commands: irattach /dev/devname of the physical IR transceiver
  As in:
irattach /dev/ttyS1 -s 1

  setenv PILOTPORT /dev/ircomm0
  setenv PILOTRATE 115200 (go slower if this doesn't work)

  DON'T run irmanager. It grabs control of the IRDA port and
pilot-xfer
  won't be able to get through to the Palm. The more detailed
  explanation is that irmanager is designed to smartly manage the
  IRDA port for things like IRLAN. Pilot-xfer is just checking to
  see if ANYTHING else is using that port. If it can't exclusively
  lock the device, it dies. It won't even try to talk to irmanager.
Palm Side:
HotSync configured to use IRCOMM as connection/sync method.

WHAT TO DO:

From the Linux side, do: pilot-xfer --sync dest dir .
From the Palm side start the HotSync session by tapping on the HotSync
glyph on the Palm. (You DID remember to point your Palm's IRDA port
 at the IRDA port of your Linux system right? :) )


WHAT SHOULD HAPPEN:

After about 5 seconds you should hear the familiar sync-up chimes, followed
later, by the sync-down chime when the Palm is finished.

It may take a few seconds for the two to connect, esp. if the two IR ports
aren't aligned well, flourescent light in the room, etc. Don't worry if
you don't immediately hear the sync tones. I've had it take as long as 10
seconds for me.

IF IT DOESN'T WORK:
Do an 'lsmod'. Make sure that all the modules are loaded. You should see
results similar to this:

chameleon:~lsmod
Module  Size  Used by
smc91c92_cs15088   1
irtty   7484   2  (autoclean)
ircomm-tty 32096   2  (autoclean)
ircomm 14236   0  (autoclean) [ircomm-tty]
irda  146369   2  (autoclean) [irtty ircomm-tty ircomm]
ds  6184   2  [smc91c92_cs]
i82365 21108   2
pcmcia_core37952   0  [smc91c92_cs ds i82365]
chameleon:~

If you don't see these, try to insmod them manually one at a time. This will
e

RE: Potato powered Libretto

2000-06-08 Thread Alexandre Kaoukhov \(. 2\)

Date: Thu, 8 Jun 2000 16:17:00 +0200
From: "=?koi8-r?B?QWxleGFuZHJlIEthb3VraG92IFwo/MwuINDP3tTBIDJcKQ==?=" 
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Subject: RE: Potato powered Libretto



*THIS IS A PERSONAL COMMENT, NOT THE VIEW OF THE BBC*

snip
I think some sort of 'oops, we goofed' would have been nice though - have
you sent them a mail to ask them?
Snip
In my opinion personal view is often more informative as one can learn more
from discussion than from official announcement.
I doubted about a fake. Thanks to you and Michael.
I would like to add a comment about TV licenses. Here, in France we pay
about ?80 per year. With a recent debate about were budget proficit should
go proposition to cancel this tax was rejected because they feared social
problems. There are so many people involved in this tax collection...
Ridiculous.
Alexandre





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RE: H Re: off-topic -- looking for portable advice

2000-06-07 Thread Alexandre Kaoukhov \(??. ????? 2\)

Date: Wed, 7 Jun 2000 13:42:52 +0200
From: "Alexandre Kaoukhov \(??. ? 2\)" [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Subject: RE: H Re: off-topic -- looking for portable advice


What do you think the "P" stands for anyway? G


Tongue sticking out.




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Potato powered Libretto

2000-06-07 Thread Alexandre Kaoukhov \(. 2\)

Date: Wed, 7 Jun 2000 17:36:19 +0200
From: "=?windows-1251?B?QWxleGFuZHJlIEthb3VraG92IFwo3esuIO/u9/LgIDJcKQ==?=" 
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Neil,
Everyone on this list is aware of technical skills of BBC employees.
Could you enlighten us why BBC news about potato powered server
 http://totl.net/Spud/gallery.html) was removed from BBC site
http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/sci/tech/newsid_759000/759529.stm
This without any comment.
In my opinion this solution could be a cheap replacement of solar panels
;-)
Alexandre



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RE: Libretto 50CT PCMCIA driver problem

2000-06-03 Thread Alexandre Kaoukhov \(??. ????? 2\)

Date: Sat, 3 Jun 2000 17:19:12 +0200
From: "Alexandre Kaoukhov \(??. ? 2\)" [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Subject: RE: Libretto 50CT PCMCIA driver problem

I have just posted a few files on my page
http://www.geocities.com/kaoukhov/restdisk.zip
startup disk which Victor Gvirtsman kindly offered me a few month ago. There
are Card and Socket Services which worked on my L100 but also on old Toshiba
CT4700. Phoenix v3 drivers from CT4700 did not work on L100 as all other CSS
I downloaded on the net. Indeed if you have time to look at sites from
different manufacturers you will find almost all CSS available.
http://www.geocities.com/kaoukhov/libootfr.zip
My original disk for French L100. Has just enabler for atapi drive. Change
extension to .exe. This is an image disk.
http://www.geocities.com/kaoukhov/libicons.zip
Several libretto icons. You can change My Computer appearance. Thanks to
Philip Hibbs.

If one of happy owners of L1100 could post me Libretto themes (I know they
are somewhere on 3rd CD) I would be very grateful and could post them online
as well.


 -Original Message-
 From: David Hettel [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
 Sent: Wednesday, May 31, 2000 1:16 PM
 To: Libretto
 Subject: Re: Libretto 50CT PCMCIA driver problem


 Date: Wed, 31 May 2000 07:09:23 -0400
 From: "David Hettel" [EMAIL PROTECTED]
 Subject: Re: Libretto 50CT PCMCIA driver problem

 None of the 28 disk for windows have the drivers. You are
 looking for a 1 or
 2 disk utility disk set. Look for a disk with phoenix on it. As it was
 licensed software I don't think you can just download it from
 Toshiba. I
 seem to recall that Toshiba Austral had a copy posted at one
 time. Toshiba
 USA had a password lock version you could download only after
 proving you
 own it.

 - Original Message -
 From: "The Armadillo with the Mask" [EMAIL PROTECTED]
 To: "Libretto" [EMAIL PROTECTED]
 Sent: Wednesday, May 31, 2000 3:21 AM
 Subject: Libretto 50CT PCMCIA driver problem


  Date: Wed, 31 May 2000 00:19:15 -0700 (PDT)
  From: The Armadillo with the Mask [EMAIL PROTECTED]
  Subject: Libretto 50CT PCMCIA driver problem
 
 
  Hey there all,
  while trying to add drivers for a PCMCIA ethernet card to a friend's
  Libretto 50CT, I seem to have screwed up the Card and
 Socket Services.
  The card didn't install properly so I tried to back things out but
  apparently didn't get everything.
 
  The problem is that now a PCMCIA modem that used to work doesn't.
  It shows up in the PCMCIA part of the Win95 Control Panel, but it
  doesn't respond to commands and Hyper terminal complains
 it's unable to
  talk to the COM port.
 
  So, questions:
  What chipset/firmware does the 50 use for it's PCMCIA controller?
  Which files would I need to copy over to the Lib to get the PCMCIA
  drivers/card and socket services working again?
 
  I've got my old Lib 70 disk with Win 95 on it so I could
 copy the drivers
  from that over if the 70's PCMCIA hardware is the same as
 that in the 50.
 

 Not that simple. Does your friend have the driver disk for
 his modem? As I
 recall, the card and socket services has it's own data base, ( mini
 registry) where info is stored about each card you install. Hardware
 **should** be the same, for the PCMCIA port, what may get you
 is the memory
 map and free I/O.

  And for those Windows experts out there, what disk in the
 28-disk set has
  the PCMCIA drivers?
  Thanks,
 
  ---Steve
 
 
 
 
 
 
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RE: HELP

2000-05-05 Thread Alexandre Kaoukhov \(??. ????? 2\)

Date: Fri, 5 May 2000 15:05:53 +0200
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Subject: RE: HELP

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I had to unsubscribe and resubscribe in december when I changed my
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 As far as I know it is impossible to unsubscribe: it doesn't 
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 and it hasn't been working for at least 9 to 12 months...
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W2k and CD emulation software

2000-05-02 Thread Alexandre Kaoukhov \(. 2\)
te that will unmount filesystems.  using this will allow you to
unload the driver and usually start it again.  Let me know if you
want it, and I'll email it to you...  It's pretty crude, but it does
the job.

  Thanks Alexandre,
  Steve J. Prochniak

I replied:

Dear Stephen,
I am glad with your explications about issues in dynamic loading and
unloading. I think that putting all this online would gratly promote
your program.
What about compresion I think I understand what do you mean. It seems
to me that VirtuoCD compression is actually NTFS intrinsik
compression. It is always "on" on my drive. That is why I thoght that
there was something wrong with your program. In fact, the compressed
size of file in question is about 200MB which is still way greater
than 142MB of Virtual Drive.
Can you confirm my impressions?
Thank you,
Alexandre


From: Stephen J. Prochniak [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
Sent: Saturday, April 15, 2000 1:57 AM
To: Alexandre Kaoukhov
Subject: Re: About VirtuoCD

Hi Alexandre-

Yes.  When I sat down to implement a compression algorythem in my
driver, the realization came to me that...  "Wait a second, Microsoft
already has a compression algorythem built into the kernel at file
system level."  After some thought, I decided that I didn't think
that I (Nor Farstone for that matter) could not develop a compression
scheme which would be more efficient than the MS compression when
both size and speed were considered.

While I admit that I haven't done any tests on Virtual Drive's
compression, somehow I find it hard to believe that there isn't some
cost associated with the increased compression.  It's likely that
there's some sacrafice in speed.

Once I get some of the features out that I have lined up for
future releases, I will certainly consider adding my own compression
(Which would work on all filesystems and not just NTFS) which could
maybe have a variable Size-Speed adjustment.

Let me know what you think of my decision making process in this
matter...  Once again, I appreciate your input.  You're quite a bit
more educated in software than most of the people that I get
questions from..
Very refreshing.

Steve J. Prochniak


I replied:

Hi Steve,

I would like remind you why most people buy CD emulation software.

First, all software designed to run from CD is not sensitive to
speed. Otherwise they have an option of partial or complete install
to HD. Thus, most people are using virtual CDs for the convenience
they add (i.e. to get rid of CDs themselves). And like in my laptop
user's case to get rid of external CD drive as well. I think that
most people would like to store as much CDs as HD will let them using
the best compression available. Very few of us for whom money is not
the problem and speed is important will just not use compression.

I would stress again that I have already upgraded my Libretto's HD to
6GD and it is already 4,5GB full. Just to show you how space is
important to me.

As far as I know there are copyright free compression algorithm
available.

Another point is that there is a nasty bug in your VirtuoCD:
create.vdd - add it to list - delete .vdd in through Windows
Explorer - go to VirtuoCD you will see that virtual drive is still
in the list - - try to insert - Windows crashes immediately.

I also saw that you want to make VirtuoCD rewritable. Good idea!
Together with good compression this will be decisive to bring the
whole emulation CD software market to you.

Last, maybe gadget feature - try to integrate to Windows Explorer:
xxx.vdd right click
   VDD-Insert to default drive
   Insert to drive: (then window
with choices)

Well, this is probably all I may want from a CD emulator.

I would also like to post part of our mails to Libretto mailing list
because questions about CD emulation rise on a quite regular manner
and this will also help to support your software and motivate further
development.

Final and personal point is that I will delay my purchase until you
add good compression engine. I am a Russian student actually living
in France. This means that my wallet is not full of money that all my
software purchases are driven by need to support of developers of
good software. I am quite cautious in this as many companies dump
their customers e.g. CD Copier and Virtual Drive with its only
castrated W2k support.

Regards,
Alexandre


From: Stephen J. Prochniak [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
Sent: Thursday, April 20, 2000 1:10 AM
To: Alexandre Kaoukhov
Subject: Re: About VirtuoCD

Hi Alexandre-

You make good points, and I appreciate it.  I guess I never
considered compression of great importance because I am sitting here
with 2 desktops with about 50GB each...  I imagine that if I had a
laptop that I'd feel the same way.  v2.2 is going to be out soon... 
I'll get the compression algorythem into v2.3.  Shouldn't be more
than 2 months away.

The explorer integration is a good idea