Hi Arkady, you can do even more: with a boot loader (lilo, grub, WinXP one...) you can boot FreeDOS from any partition on any sane int 13h device which is in FAT12/16/32 format. HOWEVER, the kernel will always search the config file on A: (if booted from ANY floppy) or C: (if booted from ANY harddisk), NOT on the current drive.
The good point: The kernel does not even have to exist on a FAT drive! You can load a FAT16-only kernel from a FAT32 disk with a FAT32 boot loader, and it will search the config file on the first (as in "according to DOS drive letter numbering, which you can toggle between 2 possible styles with help of SYS CONFIG, the drive C:") FAT12/FAT16 harddisk partition. The bad point: You need at least 1 file on C: even if the rest of FreeDOS is installed on another harddisk drive letter. Together with Tyler I recently developed a quick and dirty patch where the config file can contain a (processed in "0th pass") BOOTDRIVE=X line which makes FreeDOS select drive X: and load the config file from there for the other passes. Trying to find the partition which contained the kernel would be a bonus but if the search FAILS, there must still be the fallback "search config file on C:". Eric ------------------------------------------------------- SF.Net email is sponsored by Shop4tech.com-Lowest price on Blank Media 100pk Sonic DVD-R 4x for only $29 -100pk Sonic DVD+R for only $33 Save 50% off Retail on Ink & Toner - Free Shipping and Free Gift. http://www.shop4tech.com/z/Inkjet_Cartridges/9_108_r285 _______________________________________________ Freedos-user mailing list [EMAIL PROTECTED] https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/freedos-user