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 http://www.ibiblio.org/pub/micro/pc-stuff/freedos/files/util/disk/bootfix14.zip 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 > metakern.sys > 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 copies. 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, > Anton > 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. Bernd ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Check out the new SourceForge.net Marketplace. It's the best place to buy or sell services for just about anything Open Source. http://sourceforge.net/services/buy/index.php _______________________________________________ Freedos-user mailing list Freedosemail@example.com https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/freedos-user