Hi, > Subject: Re: [Freedos-user] Installing FreeDOS on E:?
> If you want a copy of the detailed installation for MS-DOS (which > requires manually copying files to the USB stick), let me know. I > hope to have it updated for FreeDOS soon. would be nice, yes, can you upload it yourself by copying and pasting it into the FAQ (linked from freedos.org start page) or by announcing the URL of it in a FAQ entry? Then everybody can add FreeDOS-specific comments later :-). > > >The FreeDOS installer appears to absolutely insist > > >on writing a boot sector and some other stuff > > >to C: even if you request an installation to > > >something like E:\fdos. Yes, the idea is that the BOOT will go through C: but the FILES can be on any drive letter (except kernel and fdconfig sys, that is). You can manually run SYS E: if you know that some other boot loader will take care of doing the BOOT through "what is called E: at the moment when the installer runs" (but might become A: or C: later, because you will plug the target harddisk into another PC, or will be booted through some other boot loader like Lilo or Grub). Maybe the installer should have a prompt "do you only want the FILES on E: or are you sure that you will later be able to BOOT from what is now called E:?". That prompt could also point to some text file which explains things in more detail. The prompt itself should be SHORT. Something like: A few BOOT files will have to be installed to C: - press N now if you want the files to stay on the drive of %fdosdir% if you are sure that you know how to boot from the %fdosdir% drive. > > >I can do a "SYS E:" and get the USB stick to boot. Cool, with normal FreeDOS sys? If not, you can try some tools for Windows or Linux as described in the FAQ, for example my "create boot sector for arbitrary FAT drive from Linux" tool (you have to copy the kernel and other files manually, not done by my tool). http://www.coli.uni-sb.de/~eric/stuff/soft/specials/sys-freedos-linux.zip (useful for USB sticks - if you have no DOS USB drivers, you can run my SYS in Linux, and when you BOOT from the USB stick, the BIOS will do the driver work for DOS...) Eric ------------------------------------------------------- This SF.Net email is sponsored by: IntelliVIEW -- Interactive Reporting Tool for open source databases. Create drag-&-drop reports. Save time by over 75%! Publish reports on the web. Export to DOC, XLS, RTF, etc. Download a FREE copy at http://www.intelliview.com/go/osdn_nl _______________________________________________ Freedos-user mailing list Freedosemail@example.com https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/freedos-user