Hello Mark! Many thanks!!! The HP utility worked perfectly from winXP! It needed location of system files, and I used the FreeDos ODIN diskette. The PC104 can now boot from the CompactFlash.
"Naturally", the HP utility was not the first thing I tried. The PC bios had legacy USB1 support, but DOS communication with CF reader was too buggy and produced rather interesting results ("now You se'em, now You don't"). I also tried various DOS USB drivers. The DUSE (ver4.9) could detect USB Storage Device (both connect and remove), but failed to initiate it's driver. Panasonic USBASPI.SYS (from f2h_usb.exe archive) together with Novacs di1000cd.sys (from mhairu.zip) produced a similar result. Still, I am impressed and I believe it can work in many cases. DUSE is well documented and can be loaded from command prompt (but avoid emm386). Here are some links: http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=10215 http://www.supernature-forum.de/vbb/tutorials-and-tipps/27491-usb-2-0-fuer-dos-zusammenfassung.html http://www.computing.net/dos/wwwboard/forum/15475.html http://www.computing.net/dos/wwwboard/forum/15568.html http://www.computing.net/dos/wwwboard/forum/13288.html /Anders -----Ursprungligt meddelande----- Från: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] För Mark Bailey Skickat: den 21 juni 2006 13:57 Till: firstname.lastname@example.org Ämne: Re: [Freedos-user] fdos install to f: Hi Anders: There are two ways I know of to do this. One is to boot a floppy disk or hard disk image using ISOLINUX/SYSLINUX which probably isn't what you want. The second is to install a FreeDOS boot sector directly to the USB stick. There is a utility from HP that may work for you. It will install a FreeDOS boot sector to a USB device and may work for your flash memory. WindowsXP does not make this easy. DOwnload SP27213.EXE from ftp://ftp.compaq.com/pub/softpaq/sp27001-27500 You will have to run the installer and point the utility to a directory or device containing the FreeDOS kernel.sys and command.com files. I used a floppy disk image...this can just be a Windows directory. I believe the utility has a FreeDOS boot sector "built-in" to it. See also http://fd-doc.sourceforge.net/faq/cgi-bin/viewfaq.cgi?faq=Installing_FreeDOS/316 The download link for the HP utility doesn't work from this page. The same tool can also install MSDOS. Let us know if you have any questions. A quick posting to the e-mail list about what you had to do and how it worked might help someone else. Mark Bailey Anders Jansson wrote: > Hello, > > I want to install FreeDos to a 128 Mb compactFlash card on F:, for use > in another computer (a PC104 system). I have only access to the flash in > winXP. > > Regards, > Anders > > > > > _______________________________________________ > Freedos-user mailing list > Freedosemail@example.com > https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/freedos-user > > _______________________________________________ Freedos-user mailing list Freedosfirstname.lastname@example.org https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/freedos-user Using Tomcat but need to do more? Need to support web services, security? Get stuff done quickly with pre-integrated technology to make your job easier Download IBM WebSphere Application Server v.1.0.1 based on Apache Geronimo http://sel.as-us.falkag.net/sel?cmd=lnk&kid=120709&bid=263057&dat=121642 _______________________________________________ Freedos-user mailing list Freedosemail@example.com https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/freedos-user