Possible explanation: The FreeDOS USB boot thing has a harddisk-
style bootable disk image and the BIOS of your computer has some
compatibility issue with the drive-renumbering caused by booting
from USB and/or from using a "harddisk" boot image. A possible
solution would be to use a FreeDOS boot FLOPPY or floppy image.
As you are able to use the MS DOS one, you will be able to use a
FreeDOS one as well :-) As far as I can tell, you do not need a
large install, just the "usual DOS stuff", so you can use some
floppy distro like Ruffidea or Brezel or similar. You could even
use the always-fresh automated build floppy images, but those
will have almost no tools and drivers included: They simply are
provided for having the freshest kernel online in bootable form.

Maybe the other freedos-user fans can suggest a nice image :-)

Regards, Eric

I found an "MS-DOS 7.1" boot floppy image and *this one* had no
problems booting the S30 with a USB floppy drive, wiping the DOM and
creating a fresh partition with FDISK, then rebooting and using
format c: /s
NOW it's booted to a DOS prompt from the DOM.

So I'll try FreeDOS again......
Nope. Same as before. Screen full of No Fixed disks present, followed
by a prompt to repartition D:, but it cannot touch it.
Does the Lite USB install make a log file to diagnose why it's not working?

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