Re: [Freedos-user] boot floppy disk image too big for a disk

2017-05-06 Thread Dennis Fenton
ussion and general questions about FreeDOS. Reply To: Discussion and general questions about FreeDOS. Subject: Re: [Freedos-user] boot floppy disk image too big for a disk On 2017-03-24 03:46, Dennis Fenton wrote: > Read what I wrote. I burned the iso to a CD. I also downloaded the floppy img. It do

Re: [Freedos-user] boot floppy disk image too big for a disk

2017-05-06 Thread Rugxulo
From: Rugxulo Hi, Eric, This reply may be pointless, but I'm sure you understand where I'm coming from. In no way am I pretending that MS-DOS is technically superior or preferred. The weakest claim is only that it is "probably" more compatible (which is unavoidable since it's

Re: [Freedos-user] boot floppy disk image too big for a disk

2017-05-06 Thread Eric Auer
From: Eric Auer Hi Rugxulo, > If you already have the original gold standard of DOSes, i.e. MS-DOS > (which was widely tested and hugely popular, by far the most > ubiquitous DOS), then you don't urgently "need" any other DOS > clone at all all, period. Being the most

Re: [Freedos-user] boot floppy disk image too big for a disk

2017-05-06 Thread userbeit...@abwesend.de
From: userbeit...@abwesend.de On 2017-03-24 03:46, Dennis Fenton wrote: > Read what I wrote. I burned the iso to a CD. I also downloaded the floppy img. It doesn't fit! > So my first interaction on this forum is from someone who treats me like a dummy. Perhaps another reason to say to Hell with

Re: [Freedos-user] boot floppy disk image too big for a disk

2017-05-06 Thread Rugxulo
From: Rugxulo Hi, On Fri, Mar 24, 2017 at 7:20 PM, Eric Auer wrote: > > I disagree about FreeDOS being "not ready yet" or "no advantage to MS DOS". If you already have the original gold standard of DOSes, i.e. MS-DOS (which was widely tested and hugely

Re: [Freedos-user] boot floppy disk image too big for a disk

2017-05-06 Thread Ralf Quint
From: Ralf Quint On 3/24/2017 4:36 PM, Dennis Fenton wrote: > I want the fat32 in order to see drives and files on my win98 computer if I use Laplink. I was also hoping FreeDOS will do a better job of getting Arachne online. It reports low memory with MS-DOS. I have run

Re: [Freedos-user] boot floppy disk image too big for a disk

2017-05-06 Thread Dennis Fenton
March 24, 2017 6:44 PM To: Discussion and general questions about FreeDOS. Reply To: Discussion and general questions about FreeDOS. Subject: Re: [Freedos-user] boot floppy disk image too big for a disk Hi, On Fri, Mar 24, 2017 at 6:36 PM, Dennis Fenton <dwf...@gmail.com> wrote: > I

Re: [Freedos-user] boot floppy disk image too big for a disk

2017-05-06 Thread Jerome Shidel
From: Jerome Shidel > On Mar 24, 2017, at 6:40 PM, Eric Auer wrote: > > > Hi Dennis, > >> The 486 that I plan to use FreeDOS on currentlyrCA has MS-DOS 6.22 as >> its only OS. My plan is to completely replace it but keep all my >> installed programs.

Re: [Freedos-user] boot floppy disk image too big for a disk

2017-05-06 Thread Dennis Fenton
ussion and general questions about FreeDOS. Subject: Re: [Freedos-user] boot floppy disk image too big for a disk Hi, On Fri, Mar 24, 2017 at 5:15 PM, Dennis Fenton <dwf...@gmail.com> wrote: > > The 486 that I plan to use FreeDOS on currentlyrCA has MS-DOS 6.22 as its only OS. > My

Re: [Freedos-user] boot floppy disk image too big for a disk

2017-05-06 Thread Dennis Fenton
om-amy-aBlackBerry-a10-asmartphone-aon-athe-aBell-anetwork. -a Original Message -a From: Rugxulo Sent: Friday, March 24, 2017 6:17 PM To: Discussion and general questions about FreeDOS. Reply To: Discussion and general questions about FreeDOS. Subject: Re: [Freedos-user] boot floppy disk image too big for

Re: [Freedos-user] boot floppy disk image too big for a disk

2017-05-06 Thread Dennis Fenton
ct: Re: [Freedos-user] boot floppy disk image too big for a disk A backup on the same disk but different partitions does not really help you if things go really wrong, but as you say, data loss would be no real problem for you... You should probably backup at least the DOS SCSI drivers though ;-)

Re: [Freedos-user] boot floppy disk image too big for a disk

2017-05-06 Thread Dale E Sterner
From: Dale E Sterner Has anyone noticed that on Ebay someone is selling a new HP mini with FREEDOS as its OS. Straight from the factory with FREEDOS no setting up. DS On Thu, 23 Mar 2017 20:32:15 -0500 Dennis Fenton writes: > After some research I

Re: [Freedos-user] boot floppy disk image too big for a disk

2017-05-06 Thread Eric Auer
From: Eric Auer A backup on the same disk but different partitions does not really help you if things go really wrong, but as you say, data loss would be no real problem for you... You should probably backup at least the DOS SCSI drivers though ;-) Jerome also mentioned the

Re: [Freedos-user] boot floppy disk image too big for a disk

2017-05-06 Thread Rugxulo
From: Rugxulo Hi, On Fri, Mar 24, 2017 at 5:15 PM, Dennis Fenton wrote: > > The 486 that I plan to use FreeDOS on currentlyrCA has MS-DOS 6.22 as its only OS. > My plan is to completely replace it but keep all my installed programs. The SCSI > drivers are

Re: [Freedos-user] boot floppy disk image too big for a disk

2017-05-06 Thread Ira Minor
Sent: Friday, March 24, 2017 7:21 PM > To: freedos-user@lists.sourceforge.net > Reply To: Discussion and general questions about FreeDOS. > Subject: Re: [Freedos-user] boot floppy disk image too big for a disk > > > A backup on the same disk but different partitions >

Re: [Freedos-user] boot floppy disk image too big for a disk

2017-05-06 Thread Jerome Shidel
Original Message > From: Eric Auer > Sent: Friday, March 24, 2017 4:33 PM > To: freedos-user@lists.sourceforge.net > Reply To: Discussion and general questions about FreeDOS. > Subject: Re: [Freedos-user] boot floppy disk image too big for a disk > > > Hi Dennis,

Re: [Freedos-user] boot floppy disk image too big for a disk

2017-05-06 Thread Ralf Quint
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Re: [Freedos-user] boot floppy disk image too big for a disk

2017-05-06 Thread Dennis Fenton
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Re: [Freedos-user] boot floppy disk image too big for a disk

2017-05-06 Thread Eric Auer
From: Eric Auer Hi Dennis, > The 486 that I plan to use FreeDOS on currentlyrCA has MS-DOS 6.22 as > its only OS. My plan is to completely replace it but keep all my > installed programs. The SCSI drivers are all in C:\SCSI and I notice > FreeDOS has its own equivalent of

Re: [Freedos-user] boot floppy disk image too big for a disk

2017-05-06 Thread Dennis Fenton
ubject: Re: [Freedos-user] boot floppy disk image too big for a disk Hi Dennis, > The 486 that I plan to use FreeDOS on currentlyrCA has MS-DOS 6.22 as > its only OS. My plan is to completely replace it but keep all my > installed programs. The SCSI drivers are all in C:\SCSI and I notic

Re: [Freedos-user] boot floppy disk image too big for a disk

2017-05-06 Thread Ralf Quint
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Re: [Freedos-user] boot floppy disk image too big for a disk

2017-05-06 Thread Dennis Fenton
about FreeDOS. Subject: Re: [Freedos-user] boot floppy disk image too big for a disk > On Mar 23, 2017, at 11:56 PM, Felix Miata <mrma...@earthlink.net> wrote: > > I just looked inside http://www.freedos.org/download/download/FD12FLOPPY.zip > "boot floppy", and a 3.5&qu

Re: [Freedos-user] boot floppy disk image too big for a disk

2017-05-06 Thread Dennis Fenton
ct: Re: [Freedos-user] boot floppy disk image too big for a disk Hi Felix and Dennis, > I just looked inside http://www.freedos.org/download/download/FD12FLOPPY.zip > "boot floppy", and a 3.5" 1.44M floppy. My floppy has 1457664 total bytes, 2847 > 512 byte sectors. The image d

Re: [Freedos-user] boot floppy disk image too big for a disk

2017-05-06 Thread Dennis Fenton
Sent-afrom-amy-aBlackBerry-a10-asmartphone-aon-athe-aBell-anetwork. -a Original Message -a From: Eric Auer Sent: Friday, March 24, 2017 4:33 PM To: freedos-user@lists.sourceforge.net Reply To: Discussion and general questions about FreeDOS. Subject: Re: [Freedos-user] boot floppy disk image t

Re: [Freedos-user] boot floppy disk image too big for a disk

2017-05-06 Thread Eric Auer
From: Eric Auer Hi Felix and Dennis, > I just looked inside http://www.freedos.org/download/download/FD12FLOPPY.zip > "boot floppy", and a 3.5" 1.44M floppy. My floppy has 1457664 total bytes, 2847 > 512 byte sectors. The image downloaded is 1474560 bytes, so the downloaded

Re: [Freedos-user] boot floppy disk image too big for a disk

2017-05-06 Thread Dennis Fenton
ontheBellnetwork. From: Ralf QuintSent: Friday, March 24, 2017 12:15 PMTo: freedos-user@lists.sourceforge.netReply To: Discussion and general questions about FreeDOS.Subject: Re: [Freedos-user] boot floppy disk image too big for a disk On 3/24/2017 5:42 AM, Dennis Fe

Re: [Freedos-user] boot floppy disk image too big for a disk

2017-05-06 Thread Jerome Shidel
From: Jerome Shidel A 1.44MB 3.5rCY DS HD floppy disk is 1,474,560 bytes when formatted. (2MB unformatted) It used 512 byte sectors, 18 sectors per track, 80 tracks per side and is/was a two sided media. 512 * 18 * 80 * 2 = 1474560 / 1024 = 1.44MB floppy. More information

Re: [Freedos-user] boot floppy disk image too big for a disk

2017-05-06 Thread Gregg Eshelman
x Miata <mrma...@earthlink.net> To: freedos-user@lists.sourceforge.net Sent: Thursday, March 23, 2017 9:57 PM Subject: Re: [Freedos-user] boot floppy disk image too big for a disk I just looked inside http://www.freedos.org/download/download/FD12FLOPPY.zip "boot floppy", and a 3.5&qu

Re: [Freedos-user] boot floppy disk image too big for a disk

2017-05-06 Thread perditi...@gmail.com
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Re: [Freedos-user] boot floppy disk image too big for a disk

2017-05-06 Thread Dennis Fenton
ct: Re: [Freedos-user] boot floppy disk image too big for a disk I just looked inside http://www.freedos.org/download/download/FD12FLOPPY.zip "boot floppy", and a 3.5" 1.44M floppy. My floppy has 1457664 total bytes, 2847 512 byte sectors. The image downloaded is 1474560 bytes, so

Re: [Freedos-user] boot floppy disk image too big for a disk

2017-05-06 Thread Jerome Shidel
From: Jerome Shidel > On Mar 23, 2017, at 11:56 PM, Felix Miata wrote: > > I just looked inside http://www.freedos.org/download/download/FD12FLOPPY.zip > "boot floppy", and a 3.5" 1.44M floppy. My floppy has 1457664 total bytes, 2847 > 512 byte

Re: [Freedos-user] boot floppy disk image too big for a disk

2017-05-06 Thread dmccunney
From: dmccunney On Thu, Mar 23, 2017 at 9:32 PM, Dennis Fenton wrote: > After some research I decided FreeDOS would be a good replacement for > MS-DOS 6.22 on an old 486 I'm playing with. > I downloaded and burned to CD the iso. I also downloaded

Re: [Freedos-user] boot floppy disk image too big for a disk

2017-05-06 Thread Dennis Fenton
stions about FreeDOS. Subject: Re: [Freedos-user] boot floppy disk image too big for a disk Hi, On Thu, Mar 23, 2017 at 10:56 PM, Felix Miata <mrma...@earthlink.net> wrote: > > I just looked inside http://www.freedos.org/download/download/FD12FLOPPY.zip > "boot floppy", and

Re: [Freedos-user] boot floppy disk image too big for a disk

2017-05-06 Thread Felix Miata
From: Felix Miata I just looked inside http://www.freedos.org/download/download/FD12FLOPPY.zip "boot floppy", and a 3.5" 1.44M floppy. My floppy has 1457664 total bytes, 2847 512 byte sectors. The image downloaded is 1474560 bytes, so the downloaded image would not fit

Re: [Freedos-user] boot floppy disk image too big for a disk

2017-05-06 Thread Rugxulo
From: Rugxulo Hi, On Thu, Mar 23, 2017 at 10:56 PM, Felix Miata wrote: > > I just looked inside http://www.freedos.org/download/download/FD12FLOPPY.zip > "boot floppy", and a 3.5" 1.44M floppy. My floppy has 1457664 total bytes, 2847 > 512 byte

Re: [Freedos-user] boot floppy disk image too big for a disk

2017-05-06 Thread Dennis Fenton
reeDOS. SentafromamyaBlackBerrya10asmartphoneaonatheaBellanetwork. a Original Message a From: dmccunney Sent: Thursday, March 23, 2017 9:26 PM To: Discussion and general questions about FreeDOS. Reply To: Discussion and general questions about FreeDOS. Subject: Re: [Freedos-user] boot floppy disk image too big for a disk On Th

Re: [Freedos-user] boot floppy disk image too big for a disk

2017-05-06 Thread Dennis Fenton
reedos-user@lists.sourceforge.net Reply To: Discussion and general questions about FreeDOS. Subject: Re: [Freedos-user] boot floppy disk image too big for a disk Dennis Fenton composed on 2017-03-23 20:32 (UTC-0500): > After some research I decided FreeDOS would be a good replacement for >

Re: [Freedos-user] boot floppy disk image too big for a disk

2017-04-08 Thread Dennis Fenton
To: Discussion and general questions about FreeDOS. Subject: Re: [Freedos-user] boot floppy disk image too big for a disk On 2017-03-24 03:46, Dennis Fenton wrote: > Read what I wrote. I burned the iso to a CD. I also downloaded the floppy > img. It doesn't fit! > So my first in

Re: [Freedos-user] boot floppy disk image too big for a disk

2017-04-08 Thread userbeitrag
On 2017-03-24 03:46, Dennis Fenton wrote: > Read what I wrote. I burned the iso to a CD. I also downloaded the floppy > img. It doesn't fit! > So my first interaction on this forum is from someone who treats me like a > dummy. Perhaps another reason to say to Hell with FreeDOS. This is not

Re: [Freedos-user] boot floppy disk image too big for a disk

2017-03-28 Thread Rugxulo
Hi, Eric, This reply may be pointless, but I'm sure you understand where I'm coming from. In no way am I pretending that MS-DOS is technically superior or preferred. The weakest claim is only that it is "probably" more compatible (which is unavoidable since it's the original). It is dead and

Re: [Freedos-user] boot floppy disk image too big for a disk

2017-03-27 Thread Dennis Fenton
.   Original Message   From: Dale E Sterner Sent: Monday, March 27, 2017 8:59 AM To: freedos-user@lists.sourceforge.net Reply To: Discussion and general questions about FreeDOS. Subject: Re: [Freedos-user] boot floppy disk image too big for a disk You might have trouble with sound drivers. MS dos 7.1

Re: [Freedos-user] boot floppy disk image too big for a disk

2017-03-27 Thread Dale E Sterner
You might have trouble with sound drivers. MS dos 7.1 wanted me to use windows to install one so that I could enjoy Windows but no windows to use. FREEDOS doesn't care. DS On Sun, 26 Mar 2017 13:58:08 -0500 Dennis Fenton writes: > Thanks to everyone on the FreeDOS list who

Re: [Freedos-user] boot floppy disk image too big for a disk

2017-03-26 Thread Eric Auer
Hi Rugxulo, > If you already have the original gold standard of DOSes, i.e. MS-DOS > (which was widely tested and hugely popular, by far the most > ubiquitous DOS), then you don't urgently "need" any other DOS > clone at all all, period. Being the most widely used does not equal being the best.

Re: [Freedos-user] boot floppy disk image too big for a disk

2017-03-26 Thread Dennis Fenton
Thanks to everyone on the FreeDOS list who tried to help me. I learned a few things. After careful consideration I decided to go in a different direction. I installed MS-DOS 7.10. It is now running smoothly on my 486 laptop. I had to set up the SCSI drives by writing a few lines into autoexec.bat

Re: [Freedos-user] boot floppy disk image too big for a disk

2017-03-25 Thread Rugxulo
Hi, On Fri, Mar 24, 2017 at 7:20 PM, Eric Auer wrote: > > I disagree about FreeDOS being "not ready yet" or "no advantage to MS DOS". If you already have the original gold standard of DOSes, i.e. MS-DOS (which was widely tested and hugely popular, by far the most ubiquitous

Re: [Freedos-user] boot floppy disk image too big for a disk

2017-03-24 Thread Ira Minor
one on the Bell network. > Original Message > From: Eric Auer > Sent: Friday, March 24, 2017 7:21 PM > To: freedos-user@lists.sourceforge.net > Reply To: Discussion and general questions about FreeDOS. > Subject: Re: [Freedos-user] boot floppy disk image too big for a disk > > &g

Re: [Freedos-user] boot floppy disk image too big for a disk

2017-03-24 Thread Dennis Fenton
Thanks Eric. Sent from my BlackBerry 10 smartphone on the Bell network.   Original Message   From: Eric Auer Sent: Friday, March 24, 2017 7:21 PM To: freedos-user@lists.sourceforge.net Reply To: Discussion and general questions about FreeDOS. Subject: Re: [Freedos-user] boot floppy disk image too

Re: [Freedos-user] boot floppy disk image too big for a disk

2017-03-24 Thread Eric Auer
A backup on the same disk but different partitions does not really help you if things go really wrong, but as you say, data loss would be no real problem for you... You should probably backup at least the DOS SCSI drivers though ;-) Jerome also mentioned the drivers as being the most backup

Re: [Freedos-user] boot floppy disk image too big for a disk

2017-03-24 Thread Dennis Fenton
and general questions about FreeDOS. Reply To: Discussion and general questions about FreeDOS. Subject: Re: [Freedos-user] boot floppy disk image too big for a disk Hi, On Fri, Mar 24, 2017 at 6:36 PM, Dennis Fenton <dwf...@gmail.com> wrote: > I want the fat32 in order to see drives and files on

Re: [Freedos-user] boot floppy disk image too big for a disk

2017-03-24 Thread Dennis Fenton
: [Freedos-user] boot floppy disk image too big for a disk Hi, On Fri, Mar 24, 2017 at 5:15 PM, Dennis Fenton <dwf...@gmail.com> wrote: > > The 486 that I plan to use FreeDOS on currently‎ has MS-DOS 6.22 as its only > OS. > My plan is to completely replace it but keep all my

Re: [Freedos-user] boot floppy disk image too big for a disk

2017-03-24 Thread Rugxulo
Hi, On Fri, Mar 24, 2017 at 6:36 PM, Dennis Fenton wrote: > I want the fat32 in order to see drives and files on my win98 computer if I > use Laplink. Okay, but that's only the kernel (and boot sector to load it), not all of the other files. Any single floppy could handle

Re: [Freedos-user] boot floppy disk image too big for a disk

2017-03-24 Thread Ralf Quint
On 3/24/2017 4:36 PM, Dennis Fenton wrote: > I want the fat32 in order to see drives and files on my win98 computer if I > use Laplink. I was also hoping FreeDOS will do a better job of getting > Arachne online. It reports low memory with MS-DOS. I have run memmaker > several times. Using FAT32

Re: [Freedos-user] boot floppy disk image too big for a disk

2017-03-24 Thread Dennis Fenton
.   Original Message   From: Rugxulo Sent: Friday, March 24, 2017 6:17 PM To: Discussion and general questions about FreeDOS. Reply To: Discussion and general questions about FreeDOS. Subject: Re: [Freedos-user] boot floppy disk image too big for a disk Hi, On Fri, Mar 24, 2017 at 5:15 PM, Dennis

Re: [Freedos-user] boot floppy disk image too big for a disk

2017-03-24 Thread Rugxulo
Hi, On Fri, Mar 24, 2017 at 5:15 PM, Dennis Fenton wrote: > > The 486 that I plan to use FreeDOS on currently‎ has MS-DOS 6.22 as its only > OS. > My plan is to completely replace it but keep all my installed programs. The > SCSI > drivers are all in C:\SCSI and I notice

Re: [Freedos-user] boot floppy disk image too big for a disk

2017-03-24 Thread Dennis Fenton
Message   From: Jerome Shidel Sent: Friday, March 24, 2017 6:05 PM To: Discussion and general questions about FreeDOS. Reply To: Discussion and general questions about FreeDOS. Subject: Re: [Freedos-user] boot floppy disk image too big for a disk > On Mar 24, 2017, at 6:40 PM, Eric Auer &

Re: [Freedos-user] boot floppy disk image too big for a disk

2017-03-24 Thread Jerome Shidel
> On Mar 24, 2017, at 6:40 PM, Eric Auer wrote: > > > Hi Dennis, > >> The 486 that I plan to use FreeDOS on currently‎ has MS-DOS 6.22 as >> its only OS. My plan is to completely replace it but keep all my >> installed programs. The SCSI drivers are all in C:\SCSI and I

Re: [Freedos-user] boot floppy disk image too big for a disk

2017-03-24 Thread Dennis Fenton
Check! Sent from my BlackBerry 10 smartphone on the Bell network.   Original Message   From: Eric Auer Sent: Friday, March 24, 2017 5:41 PM To: freedos-user@lists.sourceforge.net Reply To: Discussion and general questions about FreeDOS. Subject: Re: [Freedos-user] boot floppy disk image too big

Re: [Freedos-user] boot floppy disk image too big for a disk

2017-03-24 Thread Eric Auer
Hi Dennis, > The 486 that I plan to use FreeDOS on currently‎ has MS-DOS 6.22 as > its only OS. My plan is to completely replace it but keep all my > installed programs. The SCSI drivers are all in C:\SCSI and I notice > FreeDOS has its own equivalent of MSCDEX.EXE. Well in that case, you can

Re: [Freedos-user] boot floppy disk image too big for a disk

2017-03-24 Thread Eric Auer
Hi Dennis, > I downloaded and installed WinImage 9.0 on my win98 computer. It has a > floppy drive. I successfully wrote the img file to a floppy. > Another issue occurred to me. My cd-rom drive is a SCSI external type. That might be a problem, depending on your SCSI controller and whether it

Re: [Freedos-user] boot floppy disk image too big for a disk

2017-03-24 Thread Dennis Fenton
: [Freedos-user] boot floppy disk image too big for a disk On 3/24/2017 5:42 AM, Dennis Fenton wrote: I was just trying to simply copy it. I get an insufficient space message. That is to be expected. A disk image is exactly

Re: [Freedos-user] boot floppy disk image too big for a disk

2017-03-24 Thread Ralf Quint
On 3/23/2017 9:47 PM, Gregg Eshelman wrote: It is possible to format a floppy a bit over size. Most drives will accommodate 2 to 4 extra tracks. Depending on the drive and the controller it's possible to alter the number of sectors per track, but all tracks must have the same number of

Re: [Freedos-user] boot floppy disk image too big for a disk

2017-03-24 Thread Dennis Fenton
.From: Ralf QuintSent: Friday, March 24, 2017 12:15 PMTo: freedos-user@lists.sourceforge.netReply To: Discussion and general questions about FreeDOS.Subject: Re: [Freedos-user] boot floppy disk image too big

Re: [Freedos-user] boot floppy disk image too big for a disk

2017-03-24 Thread Ralf Quint
On 3/24/2017 5:42 AM, Dennis Fenton wrote: I was just trying to simply copy it. I get an insufficient space message. That is to be expected. A disk image is exactly that, a sector by sector image of EVERY sector on the disk. That includes those of the boot sector (includes the BPB-BIOS

Re: [Freedos-user] boot floppy disk image too big for a disk

2017-03-24 Thread Eric Auer
Hi Felix and Dennis, > I just looked inside http://www.freedos.org/download/download/FD12FLOPPY.zip > "boot floppy", and a 3.5" 1.44M floppy. My floppy has 1457664 total bytes, > 2847 > 512 byte sectors. The image downloaded is 1474560 bytes, so the downloaded > image > would not fit here

Re: [Freedos-user] boot floppy disk image too big for a disk

2017-03-24 Thread Dennis Fenton
floppy disk image too big for a disk > On Mar 23, 2017, at 11:56 PM, Felix Miata <mrma...@earthlink.net> wrote: > > I just looked inside http://www.freedos.org/download/download/FD12FLOPPY.zip > "boot floppy", and a 3.5" 1.44M floppy. My floppy has 1457664

Re: [Freedos-user] boot floppy disk image too big for a disk

2017-03-24 Thread Dennis Fenton
] boot floppy disk image too big for a disk Hi, On Thu, Mar 23, 2017 at 10:56 PM, Felix Miata <mrma...@earthlink.net> wrote: > > I just looked inside http://www.freedos.org/download/download/FD12FLOPPY.zip > "boot floppy", and a 3.5" 1.44M floppy. My floppy has 1457

Re: [Freedos-user] boot floppy disk image too big for a disk

2017-03-24 Thread Dennis Fenton
questions about FreeDOS.Subject: Re: [Freedos-user] boot floppy disk image too big for a diskOn Mar 23, 2017 9:32 PM, "Dennis Fenton" <dwf...@gmail.com> wrote:After some research I decided FreeDOS would be a good replacement for... To my dismay I found that the boot disk image is too big

Re: [Freedos-user] boot floppy disk image too big for a disk

2017-03-24 Thread Dennis Fenton
Exactly Sent from my BlackBerry 10 smartphone on the Bell network.   Original Message   From: Felix Miata Sent: Thursday, March 23, 2017 10:56 PM To: freedos-user@lists.sourceforge.net Reply To: Discussion and general questions about FreeDOS. Subject: Re: [Freedos-user] boot floppy disk image too

Re: [Freedos-user] boot floppy disk image too big for a disk

2017-03-24 Thread Jerome Shidel
> On Mar 23, 2017, at 11:56 PM, Felix Miata wrote: > > I just looked inside http://www.freedos.org/download/download/FD12FLOPPY.zip > "boot floppy", and a 3.5" 1.44M floppy. My floppy has 1457664 total bytes, > 2847 > 512 byte sectors. The image downloaded is 1474560

Re: [Freedos-user] boot floppy disk image too big for a disk

2017-03-24 Thread Jerome Shidel
A 1.44MB 3.5” DS HD floppy disk is 1,474,560 bytes when formatted. (2MB unformatted) It used 512 byte sectors, 18 sectors per track, 80 tracks per side and is/was a two sided media. 512 * 18 * 80 * 2 = 1474560 / 1024 = 1.44MB floppy. More information on this can be found at

Re: [Freedos-user] boot floppy disk image too big for a disk

2017-03-23 Thread Rugxulo
Hi, On Thu, Mar 23, 2017 at 10:56 PM, Felix Miata wrote: > > I just looked inside http://www.freedos.org/download/download/FD12FLOPPY.zip > "boot floppy", and a 3.5" 1.44M floppy. My floppy has 1457664 total bytes, > 2847 > 512 byte sectors. The image downloaded is

Re: [Freedos-user] boot floppy disk image too big for a disk

2017-03-23 Thread Gregg Eshelman
t; To: freedos-user@lists.sourceforge.net Sent: Thursday, March 23, 2017 9:57 PM Subject: Re: [Freedos-user] boot floppy disk image too big for a disk I just looked inside http://www.freedos.org/download/download/FD12FLOPPY.zip "boot floppy", and a 3.5" 1.44M floppy. My floppy has

Re: [Freedos-user] boot floppy disk image too big for a disk

2017-03-23 Thread perditionc
On Mar 23, 2017 9:32 PM, "Dennis Fenton" wrote: After some research I decided FreeDOS would be a good replacement for ... To my dismay I found that the boot disk image is too big to fit on a 1.44 floppy. ... What program are you using to write the image to your floppy? Boot

Re: [Freedos-user] boot floppy disk image too big for a disk

2017-03-23 Thread Felix Miata
I just looked inside http://www.freedos.org/download/download/FD12FLOPPY.zip "boot floppy", and a 3.5" 1.44M floppy. My floppy has 1457664 total bytes, 2847 512 byte sectors. The image downloaded is 1474560 bytes, so the downloaded image would not fit here either. -- "The wise are known for

Re: [Freedos-user] boot floppy disk image too big for a disk

2017-03-23 Thread Dennis Fenton
To: Discussion and general questions about FreeDOS. Subject: Re: [Freedos-user] boot floppy disk image too big for a disk Dennis Fenton composed on 2017-03-23 20:32 (UTC-0500): > After some research I decided FreeDOS would be a good replacement for > MS-DOS 6.22 on an old 486 I'm playing wit

Re: [Freedos-user] boot floppy disk image too big for a disk

2017-03-23 Thread Felix Miata
Dennis Fenton composed on 2017-03-23 20:32 (UTC-0500): > After some research I decided FreeDOS would be a good replacement for > MS-DOS 6.22 on an old 486 I'm playing with. > I downloaded and burned to CD the iso. I also downloaded the boot > floppy disk image because the old 486 will not boot

Re: [Freedos-user] boot floppy disk image too big for a disk

2017-03-23 Thread Dennis Fenton
.   Original Message   From: dmccunney Sent: Thursday, March 23, 2017 9:26 PM To: Discussion and general questions about FreeDOS. Reply To: Discussion and general questions about FreeDOS. Subject: Re: [Freedos-user] boot floppy disk image too big for a disk On Thu, Mar 23, 2017 at 9:32 PM, Dennis Fenton

Re: [Freedos-user] boot floppy disk image too big for a disk

2017-03-23 Thread dmccunney
On Thu, Mar 23, 2017 at 9:32 PM, Dennis Fenton wrote: > After some research I decided FreeDOS would be a good replacement for > MS-DOS 6.22 on an old 486 I'm playing with. > I downloaded and burned to CD the iso. I also downloaded the boot > floppy disk image because the old 486