Hello Bob,

Thanks for your response! To be exact, I have:

1) downloaded "fdbasecd.iso"
2) used MagicISO to add two files to its structure (it is the bios flash 
utility and new bios)
3) saved the "fdbasecd.iso" and burned it without any problems.

What I don't understand is why FreeDOS offers me the "Run FreeDOS from CD-ROM" 
option only when there is no partition on the HD? Because I have installed 
Windows on my PC and so I cannot get rid of all partitions but still I would 
like to boot from the FreeDOS CD only and run the bios flash utility? Is it 
possible to accomplish this even on a PC with the system already installed...?

Thanks,

Steve


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>Od: Dyster.Robert
>Přijato: 9.10.2007 13:23:50
>Předmět: Re: [Freedos-user] Running FreeDOS directly from 
>CD-ROMwithoutinstalling on HD?
>
>Create a bootable floppy disk.
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>
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>Use Nero to create a bootable CD
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>
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>Select the floppy as the source
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>
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>Burn the CD
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>Or
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>
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>Create a bootable floppy disk.
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>Use WinImage (or similar) to make an image of the floppy as an *.img
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>file
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>Save this file to disk
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>Use Nero to create a bootable CD
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>Select the image file as the source
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>Burn the CD
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>If you add cd-rom drivers to the floppy/or image, you can then access
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>the rest of the CD
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>If you use WinImage, you can expand the size of the saved image to
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>2.88MB floppy, you can then add every driver you want to the boot image.
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>If you do this you must check expert functions in Nero and select 2.88
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>as the bootable image (I use this version and it works every time)
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>Cheers
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>
>
>Bob Dyster
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>
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>Sent: 09 October 2007 11:16
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>To: freedos-user@lists.sourceforge.net
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>Subject: [Freedos-user] Running FreeDOS directly from CD-ROM
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>withoutinstalling on HD?
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>
>
>Hello,
>
>
>
>I seem to have a problem running FreeDOS directly from the CD-ROM
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>without installing it on the HD. There is what I do:
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>
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>1) Boot from the FreeDOS boot CD I have previously burned.
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>
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>2) Choose "Install to HD using FreeDOS setup".
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>
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>3) Choose language.
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>
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>4) Choose "Run FreeDOS from CD-ROM". - OOPS! This option shows up only
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>when there is no partition on the HD. If there is one, this option
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>doesn't show up and an option to format HD shows instead.
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>
>
>But I don't want to format the HD, I'd just like to run FreeDOS from the
>
>CD. What am I to do to make FreeDOS show me "Run FreeDOS from CD-ROM"
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>option in the menu...?
>
>
>
>Thanks a lot someone.
>
>
>
>Steve
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