[TRLog] Adding LOG to autoexec.bat
Wed, 31 Jul 2002 19:42:34 -0500
I just got a used IBM 300PL desktop with WIN 98 and am having trouble
I off-loaded 6.70zip on a floppy, put it on the IBM, and opened it into the
LOG dir. on the C drive with WinZip.
The install seemed normal, and I set up the first contest directory as
genqso. When I entered the command TR (in a dos window) the TR screen came
up normally but the keyboard was dead. The only response I got from the
IBM was a beep whenever I hit any key.
I closed the dos window and rebooted in dos mode. I then entered the usual
path from the dos prompt (log\contests\genqso) and everything seemed normal
till I entered the TR command. I then got "bad command or file name".
I entered "path" and got back C:\WINDOWS;c:\windows;c:windows\COMMAND ...
I then did edit autoexec.bat and there was no path statement on the edit
It seems that when I first installed the program, the path=C:\LOG was put
somewhere that the system could find it, as the TR screen came up normally,
but I couldn't do anything (beeps only in response to keystrokes).
After re-booting, the path=C:\LOG apparently was "lost" as the computer
didn't know what to do with the TR command.
I suspect the IBM has some proprietary command to alter the path statement,
since it doesn't show up on the edit autoexec.bat screen.
Hope I have explained this with some degree of clarity.
Any help will be much appreciated. Trying feverishly to get set up for my
first attempt at SO2R this Sat.
Ron - WA9IRV