Re: [NTLK] newtontalk Digest V2 #440

From: Mietek (
Date: Fri Jun 14 2002 - 17:22:27 EDT

From: Chris Ruprecht <>

>You can use the card - I have done so for years.
>I downloaded the version 2.something from the Farallon site for their
>PN595 (I think that's the model for their PC Card). Then you need to
>install the driver for their card and re-boot. This doesn't yet work.
>What you need to do next is: Find the string "aral" (4 characters) in
>the driver file, which is installed in the Extensions foler. There are a
>few instances on "Farallon" in there, ignore those.
>Once you have the string, replace it with "Com " (the last character is
>a space). I used Norton Disk Editor do to that.
>This worked for me for any of the 3C589 and 3C589[B-D] cards.
>If you don't get the thing right, drop me a note and I'll dig up the
>modified driver somewhere - but you HAVE!! to install the standard
>Farallon driver first. Just moving the driver to the extension folder
>and re-booting will render the drive unbootable!!!

    I wonder if that would work with my 3Com Megahertz 3CXE589ET? The
card shows up in my Newton as 589E, and it also uses a modified Farallon
driver, so maybe I'll give it a try.
    However, I don't understand the last paragraph - render the drive
unbootable? The System hard disk? Or was this a typo for "driver"? But
how a driver can be rendered unbootable?

--  Mietek Bak
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