xcopy failures

Charlie Brady cbrady at ind.tansu.com.au
Wed Aug 19 03:30:39 GMT 1998

On Wed, 19 Aug 1998, Anthony Ord wrote:

> The
> folder cannot be opened in MS-DOS mode because its MS-DOS name,
> including the names of any folders it is in, is longer than 66
> characters.
> The only workarounds I can see are:
> 1. Use a win32 app to copy the files (i.e. xcopy32), but this only
> works in a DOS box.
> 2. Use another mapping further up the tree to try and cut down on the
> path (similar to 'map root' if you know Novell)

Since I think you are using the DOS client to do an install (copy file
tree from server), then you could create a custom floppy based Linux
system to do that instead. Start with one of the rescue disk packages -
have a look for YARD. If that works and you like it, you can try running
it straight from the server, using a BOOTROM - see

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