reluctant to read win95 directory (PR#231)
Thu, 22 Jul 1999 01:59:00 +0200 (MET DST)

Using rw0642 under win95, on executing from a directory on the c: drive:

   system(" /c dir", intern=T)

there is a whirring from drive a: (empty), then the message appears in a 
dos box:

   General failure reading device aLP!!?
   Abort, Retry, Fail?

Repeating the command a few times finally results in success with no 
whirring, after which there are no failures (even after restarting R) 
until the computer is rebooted. 

The computer is on a TCP/IP network with slow automounting, though the c:
drive is of course local.  It is set to try booting first from drive a:.

Could this be a timeout problem which could be fixed either in R or with
some setting in win95?

Thanks for R

John Peters
CSIRO National Measurement Laboratory
PO Box 218                                Phone:    +61 2 9413 7503
Lindfield NSW 2070                        Fax:      +61 2 9413 7202
Australia                                 Internet: John.Peters@tip.CSIRO.AU

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