On 12/3/2001 3:27:00 AM, Pauli Lindgren wrote:
>The solution to the problem is that you
>do not transfer configuration. When
>transfer configuration option is not
>selected, the installation works just
>fine. Perhaps it is better to install
>DOS version in a separate directory so
>that you can still transfer
>configuration for the Windows version.
>Of course, there is not much use for DOS
>version on Windows NT/2000, especially
>since the disk editing does not work
>there. However, it is nice to have a
>copy of DOS Vedit on a floppy disk so
>that you can use it any time on any
I did some more experiments with the just released VEDIT_6.12.1.EXE program, on my laptop running Win98-SE:
First I did install it in my C:\VEDIT directory, which has VPW_6.12.1.EXE and transferred the configuration files.
I could startup VEDIT_6.12.1.EXE, however, I could not close the program due to a "not enough memory message".
Installing VEDIT_6.12.1 into a new directory, as per your suggestion, did solve the problem!
Since the distribution file READ-DOS.TXT suggests to install both versions of Vedit into the same directory, I created a C:\VEDIT\DOS directory. Then I moved the VEDIT_6.12.1.EXE related files into this newly created directory. With this arrangement, the DOS and Windows versions of Vedit share the same supporting files as per the original suggestion, with the exception of VEDIT.CFG. In other words, this installation is pretty close to the suggested one.
Finally, I realized that my problem came from my STARTUP.VDM file, which I use in VPW_6.12.1. So, I copied my VEDIT.CFG file from my C:\VEDIT directory, into the C:\VEDIT\DOS directory and disabled USTRTUP.VDM in it. This seems to work fine. In particular, I can shell out to DOS and can run the Win98/DOS MEM command. It reported 218K free conventional memory. If in addition I also use VSWAP.EXE, it reports 589K free conventional memory.
Incidentally, do you still remember, which configuration parameter caused the memory problem in your installation? Do I remember correctly: you do not use USTARTUP.VDM?
Thanks again for a great suggestion!
Creating a new C:\VEDIT\DOS directory, disabling USTARTUP.VDM in the VEDIT.CFG file and moving the edited file and everything worked just fine.