> Hi!
>> When I use a Freedos based bootable app such as Spinrite or Seatools
>> on my old Dell XPS-R computer I always have a lockup when I try to
>> boot from the CD.  The screen freezes and the floppy drive light
>> sticks on with what looks like constant floppy access attempts.  The
>> computer can boot from "regular" bootable CD's such as Linux
>> distributions and the Windows install disks.
>> Dell XPS-R 450 upgraded to 1.4Ghz, 768MB PC-100
>> Intel SE440BX motherboard

On Fri, Feb 13, 2009 at 7:07 AM, Eric Auer <e.a...@jpberlin.de> wrote:
> Possible reasons, based on gut feeling: ;-)
> - ISOLINUX and MEMDISK cannot handle some BIOS problem on that PC,
>  while the other bootable CDs use no MEMDISK and/or use a newer
>  version of ISOLINUX. Using grub4dos might be an option, too...
> - MEMDISK should be configured to use raw access because that PC
>  does not have int 15.87 memory access. Test: Run FDAPM ACPIDUMP
>  Does it work w/o drivers, with HIMEMX, with HIMEMX and JEMM386?
> - using boot diskette style CD boot might work better: Try making
>  a data CD/DVD with K3B and select Project - Edit Boot Images -
>  and e.g. the 2.88 or 1 of the 1.44 MB images of Rugxulo's distro
>  on rugxulo.googlepages.com
Thanks Eric, I managed to find boot floppy version of these
applications and they worked fine.

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