Anton Shepelev schreef:
> Hello all,
> I tried to install FreeDOS 1.0 on the same partition (C:) as
> Win98SE using metakern, but ran into the following problem.
> Here's what I did:
> 0. Installed FreeDOS on C:
> 1. With Win98SE active, I booted from win98 cd and typed:
> > sys c:
> > fdisk /mbr
> (Using the Windows versions of sys and fdisk)
> to restore the Windows boot sector.
Start getting back to the original Win98 bootsector. You can write this
mail, this you got internet access,
thus you can get a Win98 bootdisk from www.bootdisk.com.
Simply do SYS C:
(you might want to prefer to do ATTRIB + R C:\MSDOS.SYS first though as
that might get overwritten otherwise).
> 2. Checked that, indeed, that worked and Win98 booted instead
> of FreeDOS.
> 3. Dumped the boot sector with two programms: bootmgr and
> fdisk (included with FreeDOS):
> a) bmWin98SE.bot b) fdWin98SE.bot
I think we got some versions of SYS for that (3.5, from unstable kernel
versions), but also BOOTFIX program for example
Be sure to be at C:\ before running the program.
> Upon that I compared these files using the cmp utility and
> they turned to be different!
strange. did a FC /B file1.ext file2.ext ?
> 4. Then I booted from the FreeDOS cd and followed the instruc-
> tions for metakern:
> a) copy /b metakern.bin + metaboot.bot + bmWin98SE.bot
> b) SYS C:
> c) SYS C: /K metakern.sys
be sure to have exact paths ( C:\METAKERN.SYS for example instead of
METAKERN.SYS) and check filesizes. Metakern.bin is 1512 bytes,
Metaboot.bot 256bytes, windows bootsector dump also 512 bytes,
thus resulting in a C:\METAKERN.SYS of 2560 bytes. Your SYS commands are
correct though there's the option of using /BOOTONLY to prevent any file
Are you sure your bootsector filenames are 8 characters? looks like 9 to
me (bm win 98 se)
> Now I have no idea of how to make it work... Please, help.
> Thanks in advance,
It should work, let us know if you're able to get back to original
situation (win98 booting) and if you run into trouble again.
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