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...
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
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
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
Then the BIOS will play the driver for DOS.
Note that you cannot plug the stick in or
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
I have one too, but mine isn't a Sony drive. I think mine is a Dell laptop
drive. I forget where I ordered
From: firstname.lastname@example.orgRugxulo schreef op 8-5-2013 23:16:
Something like this still has some legacy controllers/connectors/headers:
I bought an ASROCK MB that had a floppy controller on it, but I had to
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
From: email@example.comSubject: [Freedos-user] Bret Johnson USB driver
documentation summary attempt
You create the bootable stick using another PC / OS.
People seem to recommend RUFUS for Windows for this which probably is much
easier than sys-freedos.pl (sys-freedos-linux) :-)
Another nice DOS mainboard is the Gigabyte GA-870A-UD3 rev 3.1:
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
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
/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
Those are some
Take a look at the software comparison chart on the official FreeDOS
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
(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
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
I'm currently primarily a Windows user,
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
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
Here's what I did:
* On my Win 7
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