FYI: this has also been available on the FreeDOS ibiblio site since
2004. I worked with Matthias to find a home for it on the FreeDOS
files archive, since it helped DOS users.
On 6/13/07, Eric Auer <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> Hi, I just found a nice .reg file from Matthias Paul:
> The file starts with the word REGEDIT4 -->
> "Any DOS formatted disk 0" = hex:FE,01,55,AA ; 55aa
> "Any DOS formatted disk 1" = hex:00,00,EB ; new jmp
> "Any DOS formatted disk 2" = hex:00,00,E9 ; old jmp
> "Any DOS formatted disk 3" = hex:00,00,90 ; nop
> "Any DOS formatted disk 4" = hex:00,00,69 ; any...
> ; End of file
> <-- the file ends with a ctrl-z / eof char here
> The full file is called novoltrk.reg, by Matthias Paul 2002-2004,
> licensed under the GNU GPL 2 (no good license for registry entries).
> The file also tells that it is "FreeWare"... The full file also
> contains long explanation of the problem and solution and also many
> alternative configuration options beyond the above small one.
> By importing the above file in your Windows9x/ME, you stop the
> bad habit of the "volume tracker" to replace the OEMID (which can
> be for example "FRDOS4.1") on diskettes with some ?????IHC string
> whenever you even READ a disk with a boot sector not known to Win9x.
> I think the trick with the reg file would make a good FAQ item
> if that is okay for Matthias :-). Comments?
> PS: Another nice thing found in a similar place on ibiblio is
> ... The setver61.zip there has a MAGIC setver device driver:
> You can load that SETVER both as device driver and from the
> command prompt, and the handler automatically figures out
> which DOS version the caller WANTS to see and then just gives
> whatever answer to the "which DOS version is this?" question
> will please the caller :-). No more "wrong DOS version" :-p.
> Of course you can also use FreeDOS VERSION=... in config sys
> or the FreeDOS CALLVER tool, but setver 6.1 is automatic :-).
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