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  • Jerry Mason
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    I've used DUSE for about a year now to dump code to a USB 2.0 external hard drive under DOS 6.2 Works great, it's got documentation and a lot of options. You can download it from here: http://www.stefan2000.com/darkehorse...S/Drivers/USB/
    But I'm definitely going to check out George's driver, too.

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    [This message has been edited by Jerry Mason (edited March 26, 2007).]

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  • Georg Potthast
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    DOSUSB features a programming interface called URB which allows to write
    drivers for any USB device in DOS. Windows and Linux also use a similar
    URB interface that drivers are using.

    However, there are not many people interested in writing DOS drivers
    for USB devices so there are only a few drivers available which I wrote.

    Currently there is a USB printer driver and a mass storage driver which
    supports flash disks, hard disks and memory cards. There is also
    sample code for communicating with serial/usb adapters and USB floppy drives.

    Georg

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    [This message has been edited by Georg Potthast (edited March 23, 2007).]

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  • Donald Darden
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    I looked for DOS USB drivers awhile back, and while I don't know
    if this is a definitive answer or not, it seemed that most were
    really intended for use with CD-ROM drives (not even CD-RWs), and
    some supported the 1.x version of USB.

    I realize that the previous posts suggest otherwise, and maybe
    this will turn out to be no problem, but each type of device has
    to have a supporting driver for use on USB, so while you may
    find drivers for CD-ROMs, even hard drives, you may run into a
    gap when it comes to memory sticks, scanners, printers, and so
    on.

    I finally just created a bootable XP CD disk which can be used for
    minimal functionality (courtesy of instructions provided by BART
    on the internet), and realized that I could also boot up a
    version of Linux from a CD, which would give me the necessary
    support. It's not DOS, but I had come to realize that sometimes
    the best you can hope for is a medium for moving info back and
    forth to the hard drive, then getting into the mode you prefer
    for working with it.

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    Old Navy Chief, Systems Engineer, Systems Analyst, now semi-retired

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  • Guest's Avatar
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    I've never tried it, but I believe the DOSPRINT utility could help you.
    http://www.dosprn.com/

    Pete

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  • Georg Potthast
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    You are welcome to use my USB for DOS driver:
    www.dosusb.net

    Georg

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  • Arthur Gomide
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    Make a download of the "Hiren's Boot CD 8.9" and use the DOS stuff you can find in it. Remember to enable the legacy USB/DOS in your CMOS.

    Edited: Look the contents here!

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    Arthur Gomide
    "If you think good architecture is expensive, try bad architecture." -- Brian Foote and Joseph Yoder



    [This message has been edited by Arthur Gomide (edited March 21, 2007).]

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  • Matthias Kuhn
    started a topic Dos and USB ?

    Dos and USB ?

    Hallo,

    any idea´s to use an usb-port onto an PC wir pure Dos ( MS 6.22
    or Caldera Dr.Dos ) ?

    And other memory cards ???

    Thanks for answere

    Regards

    Matthias Kuhn

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