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Able to run from a CD?

 
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KCW



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 08, 2003 6:57 pm    Post subject: Able to run from a CD? Reply with quote

I was told about this from a friend and i gotta say i do like what i see here so far, but my question is, can i run it completly from a cd rather then having it installed on my system?

Id like it to basicly run some simple applications from my CD with a GUI, and the CD is AutoBoot, AutoStart in DOS 6.22 Mode this section i have tested with a CDRW but ive been having problems allowing it to show the applications, it dont wanna run anything, but it will show the interface fine!

any ideas how to fix this?!!?
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2003 5:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think someone have done this before... anyone?
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2003 5:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've not tried it, but I think it should be possible.
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Dij-it-Al



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2003 12:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have had the same problem, I have checked the program directory and everything is there. But when you load seal everything works but when you go to games etc. it is like nothing is there.
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Darragh McNally



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2003 1:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As far as i remember its a problem with the registry, now what exactly i cant remember its been so long since ive been at seal. Anyway i hope that helps.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2003 1:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

it's probably something to do with the fact that nothing is writable, recompiling SEAL and pointing it to a RAM drive for it's registry that can be copied there in the autoexec may be an idea.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2003 4:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wasn't that a part of a working solution? Didn't Amos or someone else succeed? i don't really remember, try a search in the forums search enginge...
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Amos Vryhof
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2003 6:17 pm    Post subject: Seal from a CD. Reply with quote

Your best bet here wouldn't need to recompile.

Try this:

<ol>
<li> Install Seal on your Hard Drive
<li> Use ZIP or PkZip to compress your Seal installation with directory recursion
<li> Create a boot image that contains DOS, Your CD-ROM Driver, MSCDEX, HIMEM, XMSDISK, AUTOEXEC.BAT, and CONFIG.SYS
<li> Create a bootable CD with the Zip file and any useful utilities in the data area.
<li> Boot from the CD, have the CD unzip the Seal installation to your RAM (XMSDISK) disk, and execute Seal.
</ol>

For more details, read the documentation for the specific utilities. For even more details, ask here and I will answer if/when I drop by next.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 16, 2003 11:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

From the top of my head:

The log file needs to be written to.

Probably, there are more sections that write into.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 21, 2004 12:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a working SEAL bootable cd by using a ramdisk. I used the floppy from http://www.nu2.nu/bootdisk/cdrom/ as the boot image, put a cabinet file containing my SEAL2 directory on the cdrom, and put an autoexec.bat on the cdrom that basically says
%ramdrv%
unpack %cddrv%\seal2.cab
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