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Thanks Everyone: I'm taking a brief hiatus (Users)

posted by CluelessInSeattl(R), Seattle, USA, 09.01.2013, 16:40

I'm grateful to all of you who have been so helpful to me over the last few weeks as I've tried to get my old MS-DOS system up and running again.

To those of you who have posted messages for me that I haven't replied to, please don't think I'm ignoring you. It's just that I've been sidetracked by a task that's taking up all my time.

I ran into a problem with some of my old software, and that problem is going to require me to back-up my entire hard disk to floppies, reformat the HD, repartition it into smaller partition sizes, and then copy back all my software and data onto the HD.

A couple of my essential programs aren't able to handle HD partitions larger than 1 GB. And I cluelessly formatted the HD on this hand-me-down laptop into 2GB partitions when I started using it.

I've begun backing up the HD to floppies, and boy! what a can of worms this task is turning out to be. So I'm going to be busy comparing all my HD directories with what's on floppies and vice versa, and labeling floppies for a few days to come.

Due to my health limitations I'm only able to work on this project for between 45 minutes and an hour each day. So this may take me a while. And is it ever tedious! Argh!

I'll be checking back in again once I get this housekeeping done, and I'll then try to pick up the message threads where we left off

Thanks again to all of you, see you soon,

---
Will in Seattle
a.k.a. "Clueless"
Running MS-DOS 6.21

 

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