Where I'm at we have an a few people still using an old program that requires dos/win98 to run, and so we still have a few windows 98 pcs scattered around. Long term I will get rid of the program, but as that's not possible right now I want to at least get rid of the old windows 98-powered hardware.
To do this I'm trying to create a virtual appliance with virtual box to replace the 98 machines. I'm going with FreeDOS for licensing reasons and because I don't want users to wait for a virtual 98 to startup.
The problem, though, is that I can't figure out how to get DOS to talk to the Novell server. I'd like to be able to just have a
net use command, but the
net command doesn't exist on the box as far as I can see. I've been able to get a basic driver installed for the network card that seems to work (using the intel card option). In fact, I can get it to print
Attached to server AAAA using the NETX command and IPX protocol, where it must have pulled the name "AAAA" from the network since it's not configured anywhere. But I don't see how to actually do anything with it after that.
Any ideas appreciated.