So I did my testing.  I guess I misremembered.  MS-DOS 6.22 [0]
handles the MBR that same way as FDI [1] does. :/  Shame, but I think
this is one place where FDI could do better.


[0] https://youtu.be/etnVOlW23XE
[1] https://youtu.be/zKcCVZH7q3s

On Fri, Feb 19, 2016 at 3:43 PM, Jerome E. Shidel Jr. <jer...@shidel.net> wrote:
> There are a lot of major internal changes in 13. no sense testing 12.
>
> Anyhow 13, floppy an 32mb slim usb images are up. it will be about an hour
> for the 512mb image. Internet is very slow where I am at right now.
>
> http://up.lod.bz/FDI
>
>
> On Feb 19, 2016, at 1:51 PM, Louis Santillan <lpsan...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Hey all,
>
> I plan to do another test run with the hardware I have.  1.2p12 or 13,
> which ever is available.
>
> On Sat, Feb 13, 2016 at 3:46 PM, Jerome Shidel <jer...@shidel.net> wrote:
>
>
> On Feb 13, 2016, at 6:19 PM, Don Flowers <donr...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> I booted from the CD not USB , but my extreme test machine has 3 hard drives
> wth various "C" drives among them. Even with XOSL hiding partitions, I think
> the installer may not be prepared for setting drives beyond "D;"
> "lastdrive=Z" notwithstanding.
>
>
> If the installer is run in advanced mode, you can specify what drive you
> want it to install FreeDOS. Advanced mode can be entered 2 ways. Either by
> using "setup adv" from the command line or by pressing CTRL+C when it is
> waiting for user input. As long as dos can see a drive, it should be able to
> install to it. However, you would still need to know if you want it to go on
> E: F: X: or wherever. My only concern is SYS transfer of system files
> messing up your boot code.
>
>
> Your rewrite should do the trick.
>
>
> We will keep our fingers crossed. The installer works great. It's just
> getting the installers loader to setup an environment for it to run under
> that is compatible with all of the bizarre system configurations it may
> encounter. :-)
>
> Hopefully have preview 13 out in a couple days (as free time permits).
>
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