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Installing FreeDOS -- Worst Case Scenario / DOS Network

 
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Eric T



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Location: Selby, North Yorks, UK

PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2005 10:24 am    Post subject: Installing FreeDOS -- Worst Case Scenario / DOS Network Reply with quote

Hi,

Installing FreeDOS -- Worst Case Scenario

If you have a boot disk and a FreeDOS installation CD*, but:

--- can't access the CD on the local machine,

--- get XMSSwap "no memdisk found" errors if you try to use the boot disk to access an image/files on your

hard-drive,

here's how you may be able to install FreeDOS.

(1) Obtain a network boot disk setup program from:

http://www.netbootdisk.com/download.htm

(2) Make a network boot cd:

http://www.netbootdisk.com/building.htm

If your card isn't in the list, copy yourdriver.dos and protocol.ini to a:\FileCopy.
rename to custom1.dos and custom1.ini.

(3) Boot using the network setup disk

Using the on-screen menus, edit/change your driver (custom1 wil be at the bottom of the driver

list) and networking details

Map your cd-rom drive across the network.

(4) Get FreeCOM running

Get FreeCOM running from install diskette (which you can't boot, as you've just loaded your

network setup and got it running), by typing in:

> cd ... ... to a:\
> command.com

(5) Install from the CD over the network by typing in:

> cd to x:\freedos\setup\batch
> autorun.bat

* A CD containing the file structure, rather than the iso image.

Best Wishes,
Eric T.
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