On Thu, Dec 20, 2012 at 10:22 AM,  <peasth...@shaw.ca> wrote:
> From:   Jim Hall <jh...@freedos.org>
> Date:   Wed, 19 Dec 2012 06:55:23 -0600
>> It wants to run the FORMAT command, which operates on one partition to lay
>> down a DOS file system. If you want to be really safe you can run mkdosfs
>> from Debian to put a DOS file system on that partition, then boot the
>> FreeDOS installer again.
>
> Thanks.  It appeared to install to the first part of a CF card OK, although
> the system fails to boot from it.  I must have missed something at the
> end of the installation process.


It may be obvious, but you should also check that your BIOS supports
booting from CF cards.

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