[Freedos-user] Freedos-user basic how-to questions...

2013-05-08 Thread Pierre LaMontagne
Hi All, I'm fairly new to FreeDOS having discovered it (installed) only about a month ago. I really love it as it has repurposed an older PC a LOT of my very old floppies associated software of yesteryear (1980's +). Anyway, I have 2 how-to questions that I'm hoping I can get help with... 1

Re: [Freedos-user] Freedos-user Digest, Vol 783, Issue 1

2013-05-08 Thread Pierre LaMontagne
From: rugx...@gmail.com Since you already mentioned very old floppies, does this mean some of your machines don't have (the appropriately-sized) floppy drives? Yes, exactly. I didn't elaborate earlier, but that is the case. By floppies, I'm referring to the 3.5 1.44mb ones although, I even

Re: [Freedos-user] Freedos-user Digest, Vol 783, Issue 1

2013-05-09 Thread Pierre LaMontagne
From: bbla...@home.nl Partition format it as FAT32 with Windows tools like RUFUS or RMprepUSB. Then boot from this bootable USB Flash Drive. That's about all the legacy emulation a BIOS will do. Booting from harddisk/floppy then trying to get access to USB Flash Drives is troublesome

[Freedos-user] FDOS basic how-to questions

2013-05-10 Thread Pierre LaMontagne
From: e.a...@jpberlin.de Hi Pierre :-) As somebody already replied, you could make a bootable USB stick with DOS. Yes, but how? I don't know how since the flash drive isn't accessible on my FDOS PC. Then the BIOS will play the driver for DOS. ? Note that you cannot plug the stick in or

[Freedos-user] FDOS basic how-to questions

2013-05-10 Thread Pierre LaMontagne
From: rugx...@gmail.com Hi, Almost none of them have it pre-installed these days. I bought a Sony USB-hosted floppy drive, and it works (in DOS), but I've not used it a lot lately. I have one too, but mine isn't a Sony drive. I think mine is a Dell laptop drive. I forget where I ordered

[Freedos-user] FDOS basic how-to questions

2013-05-10 Thread Pierre LaMontagne
From: bblaauw@home.nlRugxulo schreef op 8-5-2013 23:16: Something like this still has some legacy controllers/connectors/headers: http://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/Fatal1ty%20Z77%20Professional/?cat=Specifications I bought an ASROCK MB that had a floppy controller on it, but I had to return

[Freedos-user] FDOS How-to basics

2013-05-13 Thread Pierre LaMontagne
intel undi pxe is the preload execution environment (p.x.e.) that allows your computer to boot off ethernet network: a network boot. I dismissed a NW boot since there's another different NetWork boot option. I think it's the one you'd use for a boot ROM on a NIC? Either way, thanks for

[Freedos-user] FDOS How-to basics

2013-05-13 Thread Pierre LaMontagne
From: e.auer@jpberlin.deSubject: [Freedos-user] Bret Johnson USB driver documentation summary attempt You create the bootable stick using another PC / OS. Oh, ok! People seem to recommend RUFUS for Windows for this which probably is much easier than sys-freedos.pl (sys-freedos-linux) :-)

[Freedos-user] FDOS How-to basics

2013-05-13 Thread Pierre LaMontagne
From: e.a...@jpberlin.de Another nice DOS mainboard is the Gigabyte GA-870A-UD3 rev 3.1: http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3786#ov Looked at it, nice! PS/2 (just one, fits keyboard or mouse). In short, you can use this to make a modern PC which still connects to a

Re: [Freedos-user] upgrade my PC from FD 1.1 to FD 1.2 RE: to Jerome Shidel AUG 15, 2017

2017-08-15 Thread Pierre LaMontagne
That only supports UHCI-type controllers. So USB is not well supported under DOS (due to heavy complexity). Boo Hiss. Figures. Although some (modern?) BIOSes can treat a jump drive as hard disk (but you can't hotswap / add+remove them, you have to reboot). Your PIII might not be new enough

[Freedos-user] upgrade my PC from FD 1.1 to FD 1.2 RE: to Rugxulo AUG 12, 2017

2017-08-14 Thread Pierre LaMontagne
/If you are just browsing packages. It is far better to look at the package “group” pages. Like the Utilities Group page,/ // Agreed, it is easier, at least, for me it was.That is what I used, I didn't even know about the complete listing when I browsed the group listings.:) Those are some

[Freedos-user] (Upgrade FD 1.1 to FD 1.2) RE to Jerome on AUG 10, 2013

2017-08-10 Thread Pierre LaMontagne
/Jerome said:/ Take a look at the software comparison chart on the official FreeDOS software repository. I looked at the rather extensive chart (thanx, BTW.) I was hoping you could clear-up a little bit of confusion on my part… The chart consists of several columns which I understand

[Freedos-user] upgrade my PC from FD 1.1 to FD 1.2 RE: to Rugxulo AUG 12, 2017

2017-08-12 Thread Pierre LaMontagne
(I know it's the same thing, but it's easier to me to only have to look in Sound for relevant sound/music tools than scroll through a list of hundreds of programs, even if sorted / ordered.) For me too, in fact I used that very same software listing that your link provides to build my own

[Freedos-user] upgrade my PC from FD 1.1 to FD 1.2

2017-08-09 Thread Pierre LaMontagne
I have a dedicated PC with FD 1.1 installed on it.I would like to upgrade this PC to FD 1.2 without losing any existing folders or root Dir files (start-ups, etc…) Though, I've spent several hours looking on how to do this, I've yet to find anything… I'm currently primarily a Windows user,

[Freedos-user] Error reading some CDs of known good disks… Re: Ralf Quint AUG 19,2017

2017-08-19 Thread Pierre LaMontagne
First of all, Ralf, thanks for all the great help! I ended up using CDBurnerXP first & it worked superbly!:) - don't use Windows build-in CD burning tool. It simply s**ks. Although I agree, especially after using CDBurnerXP.I spent some time figuring-out how to use the built-in Windows Burner

[Freedos-user] Error reading some CDs of known good disks…

2017-08-17 Thread Pierre LaMontagne
Hi all! I'm having a problem reading Cds in FD (1.2, now) that I created (burned) on my Win 7 PC. I don't understand why. I'm sure I'm doing something wrong, but what I'm doing wrong, I have no idea, hope someone can clue me as I'm completely clueless… Here's what I did: * On my Win 7