Dear Forum Members, especially DDDa & Igorrr:
Success at last. Although Iomega indicated their CD-RW's are not supported in a DOS environment, I guess I proved them wrong (never tell me something can't be done, lol). I was able to get my son's IBM Thinkpad 240X (I think I called it the 240Z in my previous posts) to recognize the Iomega CD-RW. Unfortunately, I did encounter a couple of additional problems that perhaps someone here can address:
1) After loading the requisite CD drivers, I attempted to load Win 98 SE from the CD drvie and was informed that I didn't have enough memory. The install process requires 442,368 K and I only had approximately 392K free (These are approximations only). So, I copied the necessary files to my hard drive, disabled the CD drivers and was able to install Win 98 SE without incident. My question here is: Are there any statements that I can include in either my autoexec.bat or config.sys that will free up memory and if so, what would the appropriate statements be?
2) The Thinkpad 240X has a built-in modem, but I can seem to find the appropriate driver set for it. It is in fact built-in and not an added piece of hardware, so I'm not sure exactly how to proceed. I am considering purchasing a PCI modem card, but I'm not sure how I will get it installed if the CD drive won't work when Windows is running. I may be able to create a diskette, but I'm looking on advice here.
3) I believe the 240X has only 64 MB of memory, but I can't for the life of me remember how to tell. Does the DOS "mem" command tell me? My son seems to think it had 128 MB, but not sure how to determine if this is true.
As my son is scheduled to leave here in 3 days and will be shipping out to Iraq shortly after that, I'm in somewhat of a time crunch, so an immediate response would be most appreciated.
Thanx again to all who have offered advice in the past.