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Zacariaz



Joined: 17 Jan 2007
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Zacariaz
I have recently gotten hold on an old laptop. It has no harddrive so i though it was the perfect oppotunity to try out menuetos. I do however have trouble creating the floppy.

I have downloaded the image (83b) and rawwrite, but when writing the disk, at about 97% it halts. Before plaming the floppydrive, i want to be sure that i am not doing something wrong.
I use standard 1.44 floppys, however it looks to me like the image is infact greater than that, and if that is the case, it explains alot, but it wouldnt make much sence.

When that is said i did succed in making a 97% floppy, and it actually boot fine, i get the blue screen with some options, i choose and then it wants to save my choices, fine enough with me, allthough it would be nice to have a choice, but again there is problems. It writes about 45% of what it wants to write (not quite sure how it works) and then it halts giving some "falty floppy, please replace" message.

anyone?
Post 17 Jan 2007, 23:25
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Zacariaz



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Zacariaz
note: i have tryed severel floppys, and even though they may all be faulty, is there anyway i can check it in winxp? i cant seem to find scandisk or anything simular.
Post 18 Jan 2007, 00:59
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Tolle



Joined: 21 Jan 2004
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Tolle
When you view the properties of an empty (formatted) diskette in WinXP, it tells you that there is 1.38MB of space available for your files. However, files aren't the only things that reside on a diskette. There is some room reserved for the FAT (File Allocation table). MenuetOS comes with it's own FAT Smile That's why it's a 1.44MB file. If you try to format a diskette in WinXP, XP will tell you the true size of the diskette (wich is ....wait for it.... 1.44MB!)

As for checking if the floppy is faulty: if Rawwrite can't reach 100% your diskette has gone to heaven, sorry Crying or Very sad

When MenuetOS boots, it doesn't save anything, it just reads the whole floppy . If there are bad clusters (broken floppy) MenuetOS will not load...
Post 18 Jan 2007, 14:26
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rugxulo



Joined: 09 Aug 2005
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rugxulo
If using RawWrite, make sure you're using Rawrite for Windows.

Do not copy the self-installer .EXE onto the floppy and expect that to work.
Post 19 Jan 2007, 00:40
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