[vcf-midatlantic] CTTY in Freedos

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Wed Apr 18 13:26:30 EDT 2018

I don't have an answer to your specific question, but how I addressed this problem is to build up the system disk to dual-boot Freedom and Linux, with Linux able to access the DOS partition. A lot (actually all) of my tape imaging activities are done under Linux, but I can easily move stuff in and out of the DOS side using civilized network access.


Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
New Kensington, PA

On April 18, 2018 12:44:58 PM Jeff G via vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:

> Hi all - I'm in the process of building a mega disk-imaging box, er really
> a "vintage computing support center" box to help with creating disks,
> imaging disks, etc. It even has a Needhams ISA rom burner (and get this,
> its a P4!). The computer runs Freedos as its main OS. Getting data to/from
> the computer isn't a problem as I have a couple 2gb USB sticks that the
> BIOS supports as a dos-compatible hard drive, as long as I boot with one in
> it.
> That said, I was hoping that on occasion to be able to control it from my
> main computer, and figured a serial cable and CTTY would work, but despite
> having the serial port working via Telix (can talk to my main computer
> running Putty), CTTY gives me a write error (and the usual
> abort/retry/fail). Anyone know why that is and how to fix it? I'm thinking
> CTTY is looking at control lines, but I have a serial breakout box on it
> now and cts/rts criss-crossed as they should.
> Thanks in advance!
> Jeff G #3 - aka "Bags"

More information about the vcf-midatlantic mailing list