Op 21-12-2012 3:40, peasth...@shaw.ca schreef: > Well that was OK when diskettes were the only rotating media. Usually > a diskette wasn't partitioned. "Part" and "volume" were synonymous.
optical media usually weren't partitioned either, and flashdrives might be partitioned but usually only with 1 partition. Windows is very specific about partitioned removable media. External harddisks is another story ofcourse, and even there most/all partitions aren't visible to DOS anyway, as Microsoft discourages using FAT, for example by disabling the ability in their own FORMAT/DISKPART tools to create FAT partitions over 32GB (which starts to show for USB sticks and SD cards). > Where a hard disk drive is involved, "drive" should mean "hard disk drive" > and "part" should mean "part of a hard disk drive". When software > says it will "format the drive" I want to be sure it doesn't mean "format > the whole hard disk drive". Unambiguous terminology really does help. I've never used 'part' and don't recognise it from any operating system I know. Ideally you'd have something like: C: (primary partition/volume #1, active, label xyz, capacity X, used Y, disk Z, total sectors/heads/tracks = A/B/C, starting from D up to E). > I had hoped to run FreeDOS on the OLPC XO-1.5 but it is no simple problem. > http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Talk:Our_software That sounds like a video BIOS indeed. I don't know if Coreboot could run on that machine at all. If so, it might be able to run SeaBIOS and corresponding VGA BIOS as well. I'm not in possession of a 35 euro Raspberry Pi computer, but that running on Linux with a DOS emulator (BOCHS/QEMU) on top could run just fine. Even when considering how memory-hungry most Linux distributions are. Guess it helps they upgraded the machines to 512MB. I don't know of any effort of running Bochs on a very stripped Linux. Kernel + initrd + tiny userland + Bochs + FreeDOS should do the trick. Bernd ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ LogMeIn Rescue: Anywhere, Anytime Remote support for IT. Free Trial Remotely access PCs and mobile devices and provide instant support Improve your efficiency, and focus on delivering more value-add services Discover what IT Professionals Know. Rescue delivers http://p.sf.net/sfu/logmein_12329d2d _______________________________________________ Freedos-user mailing list Freedosemail@example.com https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/freedos-user