Matthew Fisher schreef:
Still stymied, but I don't actually think it's a hardware question. After
the install completes, on reboot it's not actually finding anything to
start up: everything is still in the C:\temp directory, and the post-install
scripts aren't running.
if I recall correctly, FreeDOS attempts to locate the directory where
SETUP installed files to. So far, only drive C: supported.
If that fails, it means installer didn't complete installing packages
and then FreeDOS tries to install a core bootable system:
kernel (c:\kernel.sys), shell (at c:\temp) and bootsector.
Only alternative is to switch to the freedos installation directory
manually and execute postinst.bat there.
Is there a step I'm missing in installing from floppies here? Or a way to
force the next step after a clean install and rebooting with the install
floppy instead of the non-booting hdd?
as above. Boot from diskette, press F5 and pray everything goes OK :)
I'm used to a bit defensive programming, so postinst.bat shouldn't
depend too much on earlier executed files.
I hope you're able to finish installation. I'm not fond of testing the
diskette installation procedure, as disk swapping in a virtual machine
is kind of problematic. New harddrive + a set of diskettes should do
wonders for me.
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