OT: kill me please

From: "Alex Smith (K4RNT)" 
I wonder if a BartPE environment with XP as a base would be sufficient,
that may be a viable alternative, given the CD-ROM is read-only, it depends
on the flash utility's requirements, but it's worth looking into... =3D)

On Tue, Feb 5, 2013 at 10:41 AM, Phil Sieg  wrote:

> Ed,
> A funny and true story:
> ALL of the cell phone flashing and diagnosis tools that my cell phone
> factories use for uploading new firmware into phones, or tracing
> software/firmware issues are....
> YEP. You guessed it... Windows XP Only!
> I keep an XP laptop here that is for no other purpose than flashing phone=
> when we are doing software revisions.
> So far I have been unable to get the damned tools to run on a VM...
> All HAIL XP!
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> On Feb 5, 2013, at 10:33 AM, Ed King  wrote:
> "because windows xp is unsupported, its ok to install it"

=============================================================== From: "Alex Smith (K4RNT)" ------------------------------------------------------ CPU instruction set n

=============================================================== From: "Alex Smith (K4RNT)" ------------------------------------------------------ I never though about using both tools that way, I've used both, but yeah, that sounds like a *very* useful tool there! Thanks for the tip! s

=============================================================== From: DaWorm ------------------------------------------------------ Up until a couple of years ago I kept a 486 running Win3.11 just to support a custom ISA data acquisition card. Jeff.

=============================================================== From: Chad Smith ------------------------------------------------------ I think XP might deserve some sort of award for the most widely used and longest used version of a end-user OS. I mean, it came out in, what, 2001? Has only had 3 major updates? And, according to Wikipedia, is still the second most widely used OS on the planet with a whooping 39.5% as of January, 2013. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Usage

=============================================================== From: Aaron welch ------------------------------------------------------ I am sure I have something. -AW s

=============================================================== From: Aaron welch ------------------------------------------------------ I still see gamers using brand new PCs with XP on them. -AW

=============================================================== From: Chad Smith ------------------------------------------------------ Do they know about the 4 GB of RAM thing? *- Chad W. Smith*

=============================================================== From: Ed King ------------------------------------------------------ I'll be setting up a 386 soon... its about the pc I have that has an ISA slot, which I need for that ESDI controller card I bought off of ebay a few weeks ago... in some vain hope that I can transfer the os that's on the esdi drive to an image file, then write that image file to a scsi drive. probably won't work but what the hell. the recent discussions about linux dropping 386 support had me scared for almost 30 whole seconds.

=============================================================== From: Ed King ------------------------------------------------------ I thought you might :) I wanted to come to your clearance sale before I = left =0Afor Atlanta, but I didn't get a chance. Anyway let me know whatchu= got and how =0Amuch you want for it=0Athankss=0A=0A=0A=0A=0A

=============================================================== From: "Alex Smith (K4RNT)" ------------------------------------------------------ I'm not sure if you're being serious or joking, but would NetBSD not be sufficient to do what you're trying to do? It would be a lot lighter on a 386, and probably supports the controller in question. A ew e :

=============================================================== From: Ed King ------------------------------------------------------ that's always been my problem... people never know if I'm serious or =0Aj= oking... seriously=0A=0AI have a certain os on an ancient/huge esdi driv= e.=0AI have a certain server that can run that os.=0Abut that server does n= ot have esdi controller, only scsi.=0Ahence, my desire/need to transfer the= os from esdi to scsi. =0AI suspect it will be a colossal failure but I mi= ght get lucky.=0Aif nothing else, it keeps me off the streets for awhile.= =0A=0Aoh no I'm starting to write haiku style.=0A=0A=0A=0A=0A

=============================================================== From: Chad Smith ------------------------------------------------------ Haiku Style. Wri Wri Wri Wri Writing Haiku Style Wri Wri Wri Writing Haiku Style Heeeeeeeeeeeeeey Scsi Hard Drive Wri Wri Wri Writing Haiku Style Heeeeeeeeeeeeeey Scsi Hard Drive You know what I'm Sayin'! *-* Chad W. Smith

=============================================================== From: Eric Wolf ------------------------------------------------------ My MAME Cocktail Table has ISA slots. It's a ~400Mhz P3. I wanted to use an original ISA SoundBlaster for lightweight compatibility between MAME and the Jukebox program that's on the same box. It runs OpenDOS 7.0 and boots in seconds. One of these days I'll replace the 40GB hard drive with something solid-state-ish. I found the P3 system in a dumpster about five years ago. -Eric -=--=---=----=----=---=--=-=--=---=----=---=--=-=- Eric B. Wolf 720-334-7734

=============================================================== From: DaWorm ------------------------------------------------------ A few years ago I sold a 286 PC to Holiday Bowl on Brainerd Rd. The message board in their sign ran off a custom ISA board, and that board wouldn't run in anything with a faster ISA bus speed than found on a 286. I was actually amazed that not only did I still have one but that it still worked. I believe this was to be a stop-gap until they bought a new sign, but for all I know that sucker is still running. Jeff.