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japreja



Joined: 02 Mar 2004
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Location: NY, FL, MT
japreja
Hehe with all the warnings about MeOS might cause undesired results, I said what the heck, I'll try it on my new computer! It runs perfectly on a
HP Pavilion 533w I bought at walmart. I Like! although I didnt test any hd writes I think it runs awesome at 2ghz with 256MB.

I am going to try to Burn the floppy Image to a bootable CD next! That would free up some ramdisk and give about 698.4mb of extra space for more programs. Smile If it works like I hope it will!
Post 11 Mar 2004, 11:40
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TAG



Joined: 05 Feb 2004
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TAG
Good luck with burning then
Post 12 Mar 2004, 08:24
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Gomer73



Joined: 29 Nov 2003
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Gomer73
I thought floppy images on CD are limited to 2.88Meg?
Sorry, I don't know too much about menuetOS, but can't you run programs off the hard drive? I guess it might be because you your hard drive isn't fat32, maybe I answered my own question.
Does menuet support CD read access?
Post 12 Mar 2004, 20:13
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spideros1



Joined: 17 Jan 2004
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Maybe the guy thought that cdrw can be accessed as floppy drive at hardware level Laughing
Post 12 Mar 2004, 21:22
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Tolle



Joined: 21 Jan 2004
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Tolle
Well, at bios level at least (the cdromdrive acts as a write protected floppy when you burn menuetos on it.)
Technically, you could do the same for a harddisk image.
Post 13 Mar 2004, 07:03
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japreja



Joined: 02 Mar 2004
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japreja
Well, I succesfully burned The .img file to a CD-RW but I think I need to change some files a bit. mainly the file that tell the bootloader which drive the kernel.mnt is on My cd drive is on Secondary Master, i am not much of a programmer but I found the code where the bootloader looks for the kernel and its currently set at

drivenumber db 0 ;0=Floppy, 1=Primary Master, 2=Primary Slave,3=Secondary Master, 4=Secondary Slave

I added the comment, but I think other lines need to be changed also.

Is there a way to make a configuration program to edit all necisary files and remake the image file? sorta like how "make config" works when compiling a *nix kernel?

I used deepburner ( http://www.deepburner.com ) to make the cd bootable. The loader displayes the error:

KERNEL MNT ?

since there is no floppy in the drive. so I know it can work, i just need to reassemble the core code to point to my cd drive.

maybee in the next release you could have the error replased with a question to ask the user which device to boot from and then if there is an error to display the question.

I wish I knew more about assembly to try and do this myself but learning assembly isn't that easy for someone who only knows how to program in VB. Hope someone can help me out a little.

Smile
Post 14 Apr 2004, 19:17
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bloglite



Joined: 21 Feb 2004
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Hey, Basic has done the job here for decades!

BUT ............MeOS is what we've been waiting for.

A bootable CD is available as an .iso download from

www.geocities.com/wemakeitbig

Download the zip... unzip the file and use your burner program to burn the iso to a cd rom.

Set your computer to boot from cd and try it out!

Bootable cds are not limited to the size of the floppy.

Quick and dirty on making an boot cd so you can roll your own.

Use Norton utilities in maintenance mode to take a working floppy binary image (absolute mode / write to file) write file to your HD.

Be sure to get all sectors 0 - 2880 (0 is boot sector)

Use a burner program that supports 'el torito' standard to burn your bootable cd. (do not know if deep burner will work but trial from Golden Hawk Technologies does a good job. Nero Burning Rom works
well also.

Good Luck, Mark
Post 15 Apr 2004, 12:02
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