Using MS-DOS 6 with DNA Lanmarc Network Software (96758)

The information in this article applies to:
    Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 6.0

This article was previously published under Q96758


According to DNA Lanmarc, DNA Lanmarc Network software can be used with MS-DOS 6.0 subject to the conditions described in this article.


    You must use DNA Lanmarc Network version 6.0 or later. If you use a version earlier than 6.0, you receive the following error message:

    Error #839 Incompatible Version

    You must disable the network drivers in the CONFIG.SYS file before you run MS-DOS 6 Upgrade Setup. To do this, remark out the following lines.
          rem device=\lanmarc\master.sys
          rem device=\lanmarc\print.sys
          rem device=\lanmarc\spool.sys
    After you remark out these device drivers, restart the computer and run Setup. If you plan to install DoubleSpace, do so before you remove the REM statements and restart the computer to regain your network functionality.
    When you run DoubleSpace, CHKDSK, or Defragmenter, you must start your computer without loading the previously mentioned DNA Lanmarc network drivers. To do this, restart your computer and press the F8 function key when "Starting MS-DOS..." is displayed. You can then step through your CONFIG.SYS file, bypassing the network device drivers.

    Some DoubleSpace features (such as LIST, CHKDSK, MOUNT, and UNMOUNT) do not work correctly unless the network is disabled.

    NOTE: DoubleSpace does not compress some of the DNA Lanmarc Network files. These files remain on the uncompressed host drive.
The DNA Lanmarc product included in this article is manufactured by a vendor independent of Microsoft; we make no warranty, implied or otherwise, regarding this product's performance or reliability.

Modification Type: Major Last Reviewed: 11/23/1999
Keywords: KB96758