Lester Vedrox schreef:
1) Which ram disk is more modern: TDSK.EXE or XMSDSK.EXE?
XMSDSK, though it's from 1998 already. Tdsk is from 1992 or so.
2) If it's XMSDSK.EXE then where can I get it from? It's supposed to
be in file
FURD19_u.zip but I can't locate it anywhere in the file downloads.
3) Is there any way to assign a specific drive letter to RAM disk?
Ideally I would need the
letter "A" (non bootable drive is ok).
Jason Hood has a more recent set of drivers online, obtained at:
it's a collection of drivers and programs for Cdroms, disks, cd/dvd
images, and also for diskettes and diskette images.
Normally , driveletter A: isn't available. Sometimes the SUBST command
(SUBST A: C:\MYDSKIMG for example)
4) The computer doesn't have the floppy drive and I'm trying to
install an older MS-DOS
application that won't install from any other drive but "A" (it does
not have to be bootable). I have tried to force SHCDX33A to assign "A"
to cd-rom but it won't allow that (it seems the drive letter must be D
could be possible with USB yes. Another alternative is an emulator, and
then put your application onto a diskette image (use WinImage for
example) and install from there.
SHCDX33A /D:?CDRCACH$ /L:A
If this can't be done with RAM disk then the next option is USB drive
(possible to achieve
but more complicated).
Final option is to make a bootable cdrom, which results in the emulated
diskette drive being Drive A: for a while.
The FreeDOS installation cd-rom makes use of this technique.
hope this helps a bit,
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