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"A" Driveoperating in a "C" Drive World?

By RiverFreight ·
I use a lot of 'Public Access' computers that are not set-up installed or activated in any way what so ever; this means that I'm stuck in a world without value - while I can assemble an enviroment useing word I need one for Microsoft Access on a 1.44 meg. diskette that is a self loading shell that is also self activating and fits on that diskette and I can transfer to Access so I can actually get something done in a reasonable manner, for all my prodigious computer education I'm a Computer operator who's 'sposed towork with a computer and not a blank that don't work but works me!!!

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by JackOfAllTech In reply to "A" Driveoperating in a " ...

Forgive me if I answer this wrong but I'm not sure I understand your question. Do you want a bootable floppy with a GUI and Access?? Can't be done. You could create a DOS (W9 disk that creates a RAM-disk and on a 2nd disk have a compressed DOS version of a compatible DBM. Give me some more details and I might be able to help you.

Ralph

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by RiverFreight In reply to "A" Driveoperating in a " ...

I'm sure I answered what you sent but still don't see it there; I know how to do this on a mainframe and it is only a shell, a shell that has lots of Hyper-Link addresses to up-load stuff to the shell so that it can be used to operate in aforiegn enviroment without violating the integrity of the undersystem that it is operating. these shells usually involve about 700 to 1200 kilo-bytes; and no I don't have a Mainframe available to set assembler one on, drat!
RIVER FREIGHT

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by JackOfAllTech In reply to "A" Driveoperating in a " ...

I'm sorry, but although I recognize the individual words in your post, the way you are putting them together into sentences totally confuses me. Please try to explain exactly WHAT you want to be able to do as simply as possible.

Ralph

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by whopi In reply to "A" Driveoperating in a " ...

Hello river!
Forget just a moment the words Access and mainframes, and think about what you could do if ever young people had known DOS, Lotus 123, and Dbase then Rapidefile or MS-Works. You can still offer a good working environment with DOS6.22 and Sidekick. I did bucks of Turbo Pascal code like this.

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by kdub In reply to "A" Driveoperating in a " ...

Back in my mainframe days, we used dumb terminals (or emulators) and all the applications (and user preferences) were stored on the host. The closest to this in the Windows environment would be some kind of a remote host (via Windows Terminal Services, Citrix, etc...) but this would require a host to connect to. While you would never be able to put the whole OS on a diskette, you could get a USB hard drive with all of your applications and files, and take it with you when you go.

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by tjc In reply to "A" Driveoperating in a " ...

you currently can NOT strip down windows and access enough to fit on one floppy disk - those days are over with. Sorry.

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I just read the poster from 10/30 - if that is the case then you could also use www.gotomypc.com and do the same thing. but my guess is that this person doesn't have a computer of his own, else he would not be using public access terminals.

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by tjc In reply to

I just read the poster from 10/30 - if that is the case then you could also use www.gotomypc.com and do the same thing. but my guess is that this person doesn't have a computer of his own, else he would not be using public access terminals.

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