Op 27-6-2010 19:01, Garrison Ricketson schreef:

I guess you'll have implicit permission by default (until someone 
objects) as those posts and their contents have been made public.

As for MetaKern, it works with a small loader to which you append 1 or 
more bootsector files (usually obtained by using some options from the 
SYS program to let it write the bootsector to file instead of to 
partition/filesystem).
Once booted, it shows a menu where you can select which bootsector to 
load, which in turn loads your kernel (can load FreeDOS and MSDOS from a 
single diskette for example)

Been years since I've used MetaKern and Sys exact syntax, so please 
doublecheck yourself. it would be best to try this Metakern 
experimenting on a diskette or virtual machine.
SYS A: A: /BOOTONLY /SAVEBS A:\FREEDOS.BSS
COPY COMMAND.COM A:
COPY KERNEL.SYS A:
COPY METAKERN.SYS A:\METAKERN.SYS
COPY /B METAKERN.SYS + FREEDOS.BSS DUALBOOT.SYS
SYS A: /BOOTONLY /K DUALBOOT.SYS

What it does is:
1) Write bootsector to file on floppy, defaulting to referencing the 
FreeDOS kernel under the filename KERNEL.SYS
2) Copy the shell/console (commandline interpreter)
3) Copy the FreeDOS kernel
4) Copy the multibootloader METAKERN
5) Append the bootsectorfile right after the MetaKern bootloader, but 
result needs to be written to a new file DUALBOOT.SYS. I don't think any 
FreeDOS tool allows simple appending
6) Write bootsector to floppy, but not as file. It references a 
different kernel name (option /K followed by a filename)



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