On 09/02/2021 15.08, Michael Kasimir wrote:
I have now spend several hours to solve the real problem of self-extracting DOS archive with the offered virtual Win95 system. I fail to get the files into the virtual system. I think that I have done this correctly
After start of Virtual Machine Win95
- There is no error message related to the USB connection.
- The following drives are shown: 3 1/2 Floppy (A:) Win95 (C:) 3 1/2 Floppy (D:) 3 1/2 Floppy (E:) 3 1/2 Floppy (F:) (G:)
You can mount a file image of the right size formatted as FAT, as a floppy. If the compressed file fits on it:
]> cer@Telcontar:/data/storage_a/vmware_isos> l floppy.file ]> -rw-r----- 1 cer vmware 1474560 May 27 2007 floppy.file ]> cer@Telcontar:/data/storage_a/vmware_isos> file floppy.file ]> floppy.file: DOS/MBR boot sector, code offset 0x3c+2, OEM-ID ",hMkeIHC" cached by Windows 9M, root entries 224, sectors 2880 (volumes <=32 MB), sectors/FAT 9, sectors/track 18, serial number 0x46596503, label: " ", FAT (12 bit), followed by FAT ]> cer@Telcontar:/data/storage_a/vmware_isos>
Another possibility is download the file from the net, but the net being just your own computer, not internet. You run a web server or an ftp on your host and reach it from the virtual machine. Of course, I already have apache running, so that would not be a problem for me.
Win95 also has a telnet client (not ssh).
However, I would try with Wine again: Simon Becherer has commented on the command line you should try.