Jump to content

Photo

DOS XE question


10 replies to this topic

#1 Wally1 OFFLINE  

Wally1

    Moonsweeper

  • 395 posts
  • RAP SUCKS!

Posted Tue May 31, 2016 6:21 AM

hi

 

i am using DOS XE and i am trying to access dos 2.5 disk under its use.

 

i have tried option 'A' - allow dos 2.x access and it loads.

 

 

but i dont know how to actually do a directory (files listing) or anything.

 

 

i know about using disk as A: but cant really figure it out!

 

somebody please help me

 

thanks

walter

 

 

i keep getting error 168 and error 172 bad disk etc.!

 



#2 pajero_pn OFFLINE  

pajero_pn

    Star Raider

  • 80 posts
  • Location:Poland (Europe) / Swarzedz_City

Posted Tue May 31, 2016 10:11 AM

It may be useful

 

Attached File  DosXE extractor v1.2 beta.zip   8.85KB   65 downloads


  • voy likes this

#3 Allan ONLINE  

Allan

    Quadrunner

  • 6,382 posts
  • Location:Wallingford, CT

Posted Tue May 31, 2016 10:30 AM

The manual is here.

 

http://www.atarimani...s-xe_17591.html

 

Allan



#4 Wally1 OFFLINE  

Wally1

    Moonsweeper

  • Topic Starter
  • 395 posts
  • RAP SUCKS!

Posted Tue May 31, 2016 10:35 AM

thanks guys

 

 

but i have the original manual

 

 

pajero, what does  the extractor do?

 

 

 

thank you



#5 walter_J64bit OFFLINE  

walter_J64bit

    Quadrunner

  • 5,223 posts
  • Location:Goldsboro NC

Posted Thu Jun 2, 2016 1:54 PM

It's been some time since I've used DOS XE I know it's easier using 2 disk drives with 2.x access, check this out.

http://atariage.com/...xe#entry1298213


Edited by walter_J64bit, Thu Jun 2, 2016 1:54 PM.


#6 Wally1 OFFLINE  

Wally1

    Moonsweeper

  • Topic Starter
  • 395 posts
  • RAP SUCKS!

Posted Thu Jun 2, 2016 3:25 PM

thanks Walter

 

 

but i have only one disk drive

 

still cant get it to work

 

any ideas (i tried the A2:*.*) that the thread said

 

 

i tried A:, A1:

 

 

no go


Edited by Wally1, Thu Jun 2, 2016 3:26 PM.


#7 russg OFFLINE  

russg

    Stargunner

  • 1,648 posts
  • Location:Cleveland, Ohio

Posted Thu Jun 2, 2016 3:30 PM

hi

 

i am using DOS XE and i am trying to access dos 2.5 disk under its use.

 

i have tried option 'A' - allow dos 2.x access and it loads.

 

 

but i dont know how to actually do a directory (files listing) or anything.

 

 

i know about using disk as A: but cant really figure it out!

 

somebody please help me

 

thanks

walter

 

 

i keep getting error 168 and error 172 bad disk etc.!

 

 

I don't recommend DOSXE.  Here's what I did to get a directory from a DOS 2.0/2.5 disk in drive 2.

 

goto 'SYSTEM FUNCTION' menu, like you say (A choice).

Then, like you say, do A.Allow DOS 2.x access.

Then to get the directory of a DOS 2.x disk in drive 2: hit 'F'

Then give A2:*.* for the drive specification and 'S:' for the destination.

Don't omit the colon after A2. or S:

the asterisk is a wild card.  You could do A2:A*.* for all A named files.

Also, don't do the single quotes for the S:

If you only have one drive and stick a DOS 2.x disk in drive one, then

the filespec would be A:*.*

You can stop scrolling of the directory list with a CNTRL 1


Edited by russg, Thu Jun 2, 2016 3:46 PM.


#8 Wally1 OFFLINE  

Wally1

    Moonsweeper

  • Topic Starter
  • 395 posts
  • RAP SUCKS!

Posted Thu Jun 2, 2016 4:22 PM

thanks Russ!

 

I got it to work!

 

you have to erase the extra ":" that DOS XE prints in the prompt,

specifically for F iles listing.

 

then type A:*.*

 

and you cannot change the W orking directory to A:, either

 

thanks a multi-million, guys!



#9 walter_J64bit OFFLINE  

walter_J64bit

    Quadrunner

  • 5,223 posts
  • Location:Goldsboro NC

Posted Thu Jun 2, 2016 4:37 PM

thanks Walter

 

 

but i have only one disk drive

 

still cant get it to work

 

any ideas (i tried the A2:*.*) that the thread said

 

 

i tried A:, A1:

 

 

no go

You can't use any wildcards with DOS 2.x access,  you have use the full file name when copying files. When trying to get the directory of DOS 2.XX you need to be on the system function menu screen. When you see the prompt "list what files? :*.*" you have to change  :*.* to A:*.* then hit return then you should see "List to where?" just hit return then you should get the directory of your DOS 2.xx disk.



#10 Wally1 OFFLINE  

Wally1

    Moonsweeper

  • Topic Starter
  • 395 posts
  • RAP SUCKS!

Posted Thu Jun 2, 2016 4:53 PM

yeah Walter

 

youre right

 

thats what I meant, change ":*.*"   to   "A:*.*"

 

and you have to copy a file one at a time.

 

okay



#11 walter_J64bit OFFLINE  

walter_J64bit

    Quadrunner

  • 5,223 posts
  • Location:Goldsboro NC

Posted Thu Jun 2, 2016 5:32 PM

Oh, my bad it didn't see you got it working. Oh one more thing if you pack your files that does help when moving files from 2.xx to DOSXE. If a file needs a Translater it's not going to work, DOSXE just lockups but there is a work around you'll need your XL/XE OS patched with the OS B fix.  ;-)


Edited by walter_J64bit, Thu Jun 2, 2016 5:41 PM.





0 user(s) are browsing this forum

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users