Once you've established the Ethernet connection between your Apple II and the ADTPro host server, boot or otherwise access the VDRIVE-v.r.m.DSK disk image on your Apple II. It will start with some brief instructions:
First of all you need to run VEDRIVE.SETUP to create a configuration file.
Then run VEDRIVE to install the Virtual Ethernet Drive. It will:
When you're done with Virtual Ethernet Drive just run VEDRIVE again to uninstall it. That will:
The Virtual Ethernet Drive places the virtual hard drives at the end of the ProDOS device table just before the /RAM device (if present). This is because:
If VEDRIVE is run via VEDRIVE.SYSTEM and there an error is detected, you will be asked to press a key before you are returned to the ProDOS selector. Hence if VEDRIVE.SYSTEM just flickers the screen then everything is supposed to have worked just fine.
The Virtual Ethernet Drive reads files from the same ProDOS directory it is located in, independent from the current ProDOS prefix.
VEDRIVE.SYSTEM reads VEDRIVE
VEDRIVE reads VEDRIVE.CONFIG
VEDRIVE reads PRODOS
Uninstalling Virtual Ethernet Drive requires at least ProDOS 1.8.
Pressing Ctrl-Reset puts the Uthernet II into a default state. On next virtual drive access VEDRIVE detects this state and re-initializes the Uthernet II. For you this has three implications: