Installing Laplink V/DOS using Remote Install

Author Scott M on February 24, 2012 | Print | Bookmark
Last updated on April 6, 2012

Document relates to: Laplink for DOS


SUMMARY

How can I install Laplink V/DOS to a remote computer if the remote computer does not have the proper disk drive or if I do not have the original disks?


SOLUTION

NOTE: These steps assume that the mouse works in Laplink V/DOS. If it does not, use ALT and the highlighted letter. TAB and the Arrow keys will move the cursor around the dialogs.

Before you can connect between two computers, Laplink V/DOS must be running on both. If Laplink is installed on only one of them, you can use Remote Install to install and run Laplink on the other system.

  1. Attach the Laplink serial cable to a serial port on each computer.

  2. On the remote computer (the computer that you are installing Laplink to) create or change to a directory to receive Laplink. This directory must have 300,000 bytes of free disk space.

  3. On the local computer, type LL5 and click Remote Install from the right window or the Connections menu.

  4. In the Remote Install dialog box, click the port to which the cable is attached on the local computer.
    1. Click the name of the port .

    2. In the Serial Port Settings dialog box, click Enable Port. Then click OK to return to the Port/Modem Setup dialog box. The port should now be listed as Enabled.

  5. NOTE: If the port you want to use is Disabled or Modem, click Port/Modem Setup and follow the steps below.

  6. Click the port to which the cable is attached on the remote computer.

  7. Assign a name to identify the remote computer on that computer and the local computer. Type as many as 18 characters.

  8. Click Install.

  9. At the DOS prompt of the remote computer, type the commands displayed on the local computer.

  10. After you type the commands, the remote computer will not respond to any typing until Remote Install is complete.

  11. On the local computer, click OK.


Laplink now sends a "bootstrap" file and then the program file, LL5.EXE. This process will take a few minutes. When Remote Install is finished, Laplink is running on the remote computer and you can use either the Local or the remote computer to exchange files.

NOTE: The Laplink Remote Install feature is rather sensitive to any programs and device drivers loading memory-resident on the remote computer, such as SHARE.EXE and others. If you have any problems with the remote computer not responding during Remote Install, try removing these programs and devices from the AUTOEXEC.BAT and CONFIG.SYS files on the remote.


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