[Freedos-user] freedos and vmware problem

2009-03-28 Thread alfio castorina
Hi, I want to install freedos on my Macbook Pro using VMWare Fusion. Problem is that after booting from the cd image and creating the C: partition after reboot I get the message invalid operating system. I suspect that is due that Freedos has not been installed yet and it attempts to boot from

Re: [Freedos-user] freedos and vmware problem

2009-03-28 Thread Michael Reichenbach
alfio castorina schrieb: Hi, I want to install freedos on my Macbook Pro using VMWare Fusion. Problem is that after booting from the cd image and creating the C: partition after reboot I get the message invalid operating system. I suspect that is due that Freedos has not been installed yet and

Re: [Freedos-user] freedos and vmware problem

2009-03-28 Thread Travis Siegel
To boot from cd on a mac, hold down the C key while the mac is booting. It will then boot from the CD, and you can install as normal. However, this shouldn't be necessary, there are vm images already on the net you should be able to download one for freedos, and just drop it into your hd,

Re: [Freedos-user] FreeDOS silently writes to partition table?

2009-03-28 Thread Eric Auer
Hi, actually I would recommend to tell GRUB to not manipulate the partition table at all. Why should it hide FAT from Linux or XP? Why should it hide XP and Linux from DOS? All three operating systems are smart enough to know the drive letter from which they are booting, although I am not 100%

Re: [Freedos-user] freedos and vmware problem

2009-03-28 Thread cleanzero
cleanzero wrote: Hi, I want to install freedos on my Macbook Pro using VMWare Fusion. Problem is that after booting from the cd image and creating the C: partition after reboot I get the message invalid operating system. I suspect that is due that Freedos has not been installed yet and it

Re: [Freedos-user] freedos and vmware problem

2009-03-28 Thread Mateusz Viste
On Saturday 28 March 2009 21:58, cleanzero wrote: Thanks for the suggestions. I have now Freedos up and running. Now I have an other problemhow do I transfer files between Freedos and Mac OS X Does your Mac thing features a sshd server? If so, then you could use SCP2DOS, a very cool

Re: [Freedos-user] freedos and vmware problem

2009-03-28 Thread cleanzero
Mateusz Viste-3 wrote: Does your Mac thing features a sshd server? If so, then you could use SCP2DOS, a very cool SCP client (SCP is a subset protocol of SSH, used to copy files in secure way). Obviously, I assume that your FreeDOS system is up and running with network access.

Re: [Freedos-user] FreeDOS silently writes to partition table?

2009-03-28 Thread Christian Groessler
Hi, actually I would recommend to tell GRUB to not manipulate the partition table at all. Why should it hide FAT from Linux or XP? Why should it hide XP and Linux from DOS? All three operating systems are smart enough to know the drive letter from which they are booting, although I am not

Re: [Freedos-user] freedos and vmware problem

2009-03-28 Thread Travis Siegel
Vmware does indeed have file sharing, but you shouldn't need it. When you're running osx, you can simply copy any files you want for dos directly onto the dos partition. Vmware will then pick those up when you dir the disk. You can copy and paste between vmware and osx, but I've not tried it,