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iw2evk(R)

Magenta (Italy),
16.07.2014, 20:33
 

how create freedos 1.1.live cd (Users)

Hi,

i want to create a "live cd" (like many linux distro)with freedos 1.1.
I'm intersted to boot from cd ONLY the claasic files in odin distribution, plus usb suite from Breth.

How i can create this WITHOUT use of window$ programs?

Thanks

Roberto iw2evk

glennmcc(R)

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North Jackson, Ohio (USA),
16.07.2014, 22:27

@ iw2evk

how create freedos 1.1.live cd

> Hi,
>
> i want to create a "live cd" (like many linux distro)with freedos 1.1.
> I'm intersted to boot from cd ONLY the claasic files in odin distribution,
> plus usb suite from Breth.
>
> How i can create this WITHOUT use of window$ programs?
>
> Thanks
>
> Roberto iw2evk

Alter as needed for FreeDos instead of OpenDos

--- makelive.bat ---
@echo off
cd \doscdrb3
echo Place a diskette in drive A:
echo Place a blank CD-R in the burner
pause

rem format the diskette and make it bootable
format a: /s

rem copy all files needed for booting the system to the diskette
xcopy \doscdrb3\opendos7\boot\*.* a:\*.* /H /S /V

rem make an image of the diskette and move it to the 'root' dir
call readboot.bat
move opendos7.img opendos7\root\*.*

rem make the ISO CD image of everything else we want on the CD
make9660.exe -p -m opendos7\root\ opendos7 opendos7\opendos7.iso

rem make the image bootable
mkbootcd.exe opendos7\opendos7.iso bootcatx.bin opendos7.img

if "%1"=="dvd-rw" goto dvd-rw
rem load the burner driver and burn the image to the CD
rem SCSI CD-R
call add_scsi.bat
file2cd.exe opendos7\opendos7.iso /beep /eject /noconfirm /nounderrun
goto end

:dvd-rw
rem load the burner driver and burn the image to the CD
rem DVD-RW
addev.com aspi.sys
?cdtools /format /id=0:0:0
file2cd.exe opendos7\opendos7.iso /beep /eject /id=0:0:0 /noconfirm /nounderrun
deldev aspi.sys
del c:\aspi.log

:end
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glennmcc(R)

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North Jackson, Ohio (USA),
23.07.2014, 16:18

@ glennmcc

how create freedos 1.1.live cd

Roberto,

Did that procedure work to make a FreeDos live CD ?

> > Hi,
> >
> > i want to create a "live cd" (like many linux distro)with freedos 1.1.
> > I'm intersted to boot from cd ONLY the claasic files in odin
> distribution,
> > plus usb suite from Breth.
> >
> > How i can create this WITHOUT use of window$ programs?
> >
> > Thanks
> >
> > Roberto iw2evk
>
> Alter as needed for FreeDos instead of OpenDos
>
> --- makelive.bat ---
> @echo off
> cd \doscdrb3
> echo Place a diskette in drive A:
> echo Place a blank CD-R in the burner
> pause
>
> rem format the diskette and make it bootable
> format a: /s
>
> rem copy all files needed for booting the system to the diskette
> xcopy \doscdrb3\opendos7\boot\*.* a:\*.* /H /S /V
>
> rem make an image of the diskette and move it to the 'root' dir
> call readboot.bat
> move opendos7.img opendos7\root\*.*
>
> rem make the ISO CD image of everything else we want on the CD
> make9660.exe -p -m opendos7\root\ opendos7 opendos7\opendos7.iso
>
> rem make the image bootable
> mkbootcd.exe opendos7\opendos7.iso bootcatx.bin opendos7.img
>
> if "%1"=="dvd-rw" goto dvd-rw
> rem load the burner driver and burn the image to the CD
> rem SCSI CD-R
> call add_scsi.bat
> file2cd.exe opendos7\opendos7.iso /beep /eject /noconfirm /nounderrun
> goto end
>
> :dvd-rw
> rem load the burner driver and burn the image to the CD
> rem DVD-RW
> addev.com aspi.sys
> ?cdtools /format /id=0:0:0
> file2cd.exe opendos7\opendos7.iso /beep /eject /id=0:0:0 /noconfirm
> /nounderrun
> deldev aspi.sys
> del c:\aspi.log
>
> :end
> ____________________________________________________________________________________

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iw2evk(R)

Magenta (Italy),
23.07.2014, 17:14

@ glennmcc

how create freedos 1.1.live cd

Hi Glenn,

no, unfortunly i don't have good results

Maybe with this?

http://www.syslinux.org/wiki/index.php/ISOLINUX

from this page :

Can I boot other operating systems with ISOLINUX?

( Note: In Syslinux 4.05, the .img support has been removed from ISOLINUX. Instead, MEMDISK is suggested for this purpose.)

Starting in version 1.65, ISOLINUX supports booting disk images of other operating systems. However, this feature depends on BIOS functionality which is apparently broken in a very large number of BIOSes. Therefore, this may not work on any particular system. No direct workaround is possible; if you find that it doesn't work please complain to your vendor and indicate that "BIOS INT 13h AX=4C00h fails." Note that you can use MEMDISK as a recommended alternative; MEMDISK is not affected by this problem, but limits the size of the disk images, since it has to load them into memory.

To boot DOS, or other real-mode operating systems (protected-mode operating systems may or may not work correctly), using ISOLINUX, you need to prepare a disk image (usually a floppy image, but a hard disk image can be used on most systems) with the relevant operating system. This file should be included on the CD-ROM in the /isolinux/ (or /syslinux/) directory, and have an .img extension. The .img extension does not have to be specified on the command line, but has to be explicitly specified if used in a kernel statement in isolinux.cfg.

For a floppy image, the size of the image should be exactly one of the following:

1,222,800 bytes 1200K floppy (standard 5.25")
1,474,560 bytes 1440K floppy (standard 3.5")
2,949,120 bytes 2880K floppy (enhanced 3.5")

So, for create freedos floppy image?

I'm wondering nobody have think to a LIVE support for freedos distro cd..

Roberto

totalizator(R)

24.07.2014, 16:39

@ iw2evk

how create freedos 1.1.live cd

When you boot FreeDos 1.1 and when the installer starts, before any changes are being made to disks, one of the menu entries is: 5) Run FreeDos from CD-ROM (return to command prompt). You can even load CD-ROM drivers earlier.

This is very misleading as not everyone knows that you can boot the FD 1.1 this way and they give up when the setup asks what drive you want to install to.

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