Kudos to the developer who fixed lowmem.bin!!! Recall that it would not do the required swap partition tricks. The new lowmem.bin dated Dec 98 and carried in the slink directory worked like a charm. It had hamm installed in about an hour smooth as silk. Quite a treat after three months of pussyfooting with the July 98 version. Now my next problem is getting the ppp software to recognize com 7 as a valid com port. Com 7 is 3E8 IRQ5.