The information on this page is incomplete and may not be completely accurate. I have since given up on getting dial-up to work, although reports that it can be done abound. However, I have not been able to find a simple procedure to patch an FLP install to get DUN working without a full blown (and undesirable) OS upgrade. Contributions are welcome.
My interest in FLP is based in its usefulness for:
- Creating lean Windows VMs to run under Fusion
- Creating thin clients and custom installs for several purposes (including a base environment for my portable toolkit
- The new generation of sub-notebooks with constrained storage space
Fixing the Cygwin
What follows are my notes on getting Cygwin to work properly on FLP,
and fixing the infamous missing
/dev/null device (without which you
cannot get SSH to work, and which Cygwin developers have repeatedly
resisted re-implementing in another fashion).
null.sysfrom another machine to the same location (
regeditand navigate to
- Right-click on the
Rootfolder and add the
Administratoruser with full control.
- Right-click on the
Rootfolder again and create a new key under it called
- Grab this text file and save it to your desktop
- Change the extension to
.regand double-click to merge with the Registry
Another way to verify that it is correctly installed:
- Go to the Start menu, right-click on
My Computerand select
- Right-click on Device Manager and select
Show hidden devicesfrom the
- Open the
Non-Plug and Play Driverssection and go to the
- Double-click on that device - the status panel should read
This device is working properly.
Untested Procedure For Dial-Up Support
While investigating whether or not it would be possible to add dial-up support to an existing FLP install to provide HSDPA connectivity, I came across this forum post. It is apparently possible to inject the following files and registry entries from a standard XP install to get it to work, but I have not tested this approach.
Filename Place in Folder avmeter.dll C:\WINDOWS\system32 avtapi.dll C:\WINDOWS\system32 avwav.dll C:\WINDOWS\system32 communic.inf C:\WINDOWS\inf csamsp.dll C:\WINDOWS\system32 hticons.dll C:\WINDOWS\system32 htrn_jis.dll C:\WINDOWS\system32 hypertrm.dll C:\WINDOWS\system32 hypertrm.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32 lights.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32 mdminst.dll C:\WINDOWS\system32 mdmsetup.inf C:\WINDOWS\inf modem.sys C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers modemcsa.inf C:\WINDOWS\inf modemcsa.sys C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers modemui.dll C:\WINDOWS\system32 rootmdm.sys C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers serwvdrv.dll C:\WINDOWS\system32 telephon.cpl C:\WINDOWS\system32 umdmxfrm.dll C:\WINDOWS\system32 unimdm.tsp C:\WINDOWS\system32 unimdmat.dll C:\WINDOWS\system32 uniplat.dll C:\WINDOWS\system32 usbser.sys C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers winchat.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32