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.
http://www.ibiblio.org/pub/micro/pc-stuff/freedos/win9x/ 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 --> > > REGEDIT4 > > [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\FileSystem\NoVolTrack] > > "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? > > Eric > > > > PS: Another nice thing found in a similar place on ibiblio is > www.ibiblio.org/pub/micro/pc-stuff/freedos/ftp.gcfl.net/pub/freedos/setver/ > ... 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 :-). > ------------------------------------------------------------------------- This SF.net email is sponsored by DB2 Express Download DB2 Express C - the FREE version of DB2 express and take control of your XML. No limits. Just data. Click to get it now. http://sourceforge.net/powerbar/db2/ _______________________________________________ Freedos-user mailing list Freedosfirstname.lastname@example.org https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/freedos-user