Lightning wrote:I have no experience with VMware and modems, however I can say that the modem you are using will not run directly with FREESCO because it is a WinModem and not a true hardware modem. For FREESCO and the computer you are using an external modem would be the best choice to get it to run directly with FREESCO. Which because it is a software modem it could also be part of the problem with speed. But I really can not speculate on what could be the problem. My only real question is how fast does FREESCO claim to connect at?
As a secondary and not a terribly important point. We never emphasize the SCO in FREESCO because FREESCO is a Linux system and has absolutely no relation to SCO and the name was derived from "Free Sisco".
Unfortunately, I don't know where to look for how fast FREESCO claims to connect.
Lightning wrote:During the connection process it will be displayed on screen 3. It is also stored in the /var/messages file with the other log entries. As for the easiest way to check from a command line while the connection is up.
Also in the control panel under 'Link' 'STAT' in the dial-up section.
With regards to FREESCO, it is designed to be as simple as possible and it is a very good starting point for an introduction into Linux. Also everyone on this forum is accustomed to helping people who have very little understanding of Linux. We will continue to help as long as you want. The only thing that is ever disappointing to us is if someone just gives up rather than working through the various problems that come up from time to time. Reality is that you only truly learn from your mistakes, success may feel good but teaches you nothing.Maybe it's a lost cause, since I have no experience with Linux nor FREESCO, so my troubleshooting skills are weak.
You must hold the "LEFT" keyboard "ALT" key down at the same time as you press F2, F3, F4..........Trying just now, pressing F3 or F4 doesn't do anything, but F2 does open a new shell login. I'm not near the unit right now to try dialing in.
Also, any idea why I can't access the control panel? I don't know how important that is, but I just get a timeout using either my FREESCO IP address with :82 appended or http://router.inet:82.
Lightning wrote:I will create a image you can download.
Here is a new 0.4.3 VMware test system. I am not entirely certain exactly what options are needed to make what you need. But it is the basic system that should be enough to configure what is needed. But if it needs something different just let me know. I configured a serial port and three network interfaces in various connection modes as bridged, NAT, and shared so no matter what it will have some ethernet networking for an internal connection. It also has a IDE hard drive capability if that is ever a necessary item for expanding past the floppy image. Most likely you will want to configure the system as a "server", but I really don't know exactly what the final purpose for the system will be. So I let the system completely unconfigured.
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