Hi Braden,

> The process of installing FreeDOS on my EEEpc.
> Xp Professional Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 Build 2600,
> HP Drive Key Boot Utility found by ways of ...
> http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareDescription.jsp?swI
> tem=MTX-UNITY-I23839&lang

> www.ibiblio.org/pub/micro/pc-stuff/freedos/files/distributions/unofficial/balder/

Another nice diskette distro is this:
http://rugxulo.googlepages.com/ - the
files are newer and you can download
1, 2 or 3 normal 1.44 MB sized floppy
images or file collections or, nice in
boot CD / DVD / USB context, a single
2.88 MB version with simpler boot menu.

> The Balder Image contains copies of FDISK, Command, and kernel.sys. FDisk
> can mark the SSD bootable and partition to hold a FAT file system. Once
> partitioned, the Command and kernel.sys can be copied to the SSD but this
> does not make the system bootable. A boot manager, such a Grub4DOS was used.
> A tutorial for installation found at 
> http://grub4dos.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php/Grub4dos_tutorial

Interesting - you can also install DOS on
USB stick or SD and use it from there if
you do not want to replace your Linux/Win.

> working using the Panasonic USBASPI.sys drivers. With a portable hard disk
> and USB IDE enclosure, this makes NTFS4DOS / Symantec GHOST sing the aria of
> life; yes, hard disk cloning / data backup is possible on the road. 

Hehe :-)

> Now, the system will not POST and only gets as far as detecting my USB
> devices. 

I hope you can get it repaired somewhere.

> PS. Eric, I will gladly test your new LBACache. Send the program and
> some docs and I'll check it out. Source, too perhaps?

Would the default zip with sources, docs and executable work? Or do
I have to use 7zip or similar to get through your email spam filter?
Some filters dislike zips with executables. Thanks for testing :-).


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