[ct-user] ct 9.81 and DVP/Win2000

Jim Reisert AD1C jjreisert@alum.mit.edu
Thu, 14 Nov 2002 07:01:22 -0500

At 09:06 AM 11/14/2002 +0000, alsopb wrote:

>A question showing my ignorance.  Just how does one get the contest
>file from the DOS partition to the WIN2K partition for uploading to
>the contest sponsor? Floppy disk would work but most machines don't
>come with floppy disks anymore. Can WIN2K, WINME, WINXP et al read
>files in the DOS partition?  Does one have to format the DOS partition
>in any special way?

If they are both bootable, primary partitions, then the simple answer is 
YOU CAN'T. The computer will see only the DOS partition when you boot to 
DOS, or the Windows partition when you boot to Windows.

However, you can get around this by creating a (third) extended partition 
that is FAT formatted, and installing CT there.  When DOS boots, C: will be 
the boot (DOS) partition and D: will be this FAT formatted partition.  When 
Windows boots, C: will be the boot (Windows) partition, and D: will be that 
same FAT formatted partition with CT on it.  So just run CT from the D: 
drive and you'll be all set.  When you boot up Windows, you'll have access 
to all the stuff on the CT partition.

73 - Jim AD1C

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