[Trlog] Serial Port Gone!

David O Hachadorian k6ll at juno.com
Sun Jul 31 16:02:03 EDT 2005

On Sun, 31 Jul 2005 19:37:55 -0400 Steve London <n2ic at arrl.net> writes:

> How are folks dealing with newer PC's that have only USB interfaces 
> and few (if 
> any) PCI expansion slots ?  

If you have one available pci slot, you can get a 4-serial, one parallel
port pci card from Byterunner or SIIG. These cards use only one irq and
work with dos.

Then, take the DOS disc drive out of your old computer, and stick it onto
the new computer's primary IDE cable as the master disc. Make the other
big disc the slave. Select which disk drive to use during bootup by going
to BIOS and selecting the boot order:
drive 0 (master) for dos,
or drive 1 (slave) for Windows.

It's down & dirty, but it works.

Down & Dirty Dave, K6LL
Big Bear Lake, CA

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