The freedos image can't find the right drive

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#1 Post by procyon » Wed Mar 25, 2009 7:34 am

ok, not sure if i can actually post this here, if can't pls move it to were it should be posted.
soo, i made an usbpen with ubcdv5b12 using the tools on the cd itself. more specific the 'ubcd2usb' in the win32 folder on tools. works fine for almost everything, i was astonished, was expecting the worst case scenario - errors everywhere and nothing working.
my problem now is, i'm getting a stupid error on one of my current machines. whenever it loads 'fdubcd.igz' it ends after loading almost every necessary drivers and states the cdrom wasn't loaded and when it looks for the necessary .bat file (for example for cute partition manager - cpm.bat) stops and the program isn't loaded.

i can try and take a screen (pic) to post here.

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#2 Post by Icecube » Wed Mar 25, 2009 10:14 am

Run:

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drd
If it list B:\ as your USB drive, then this is a know problem.
The freedos image currently only scans from C: to Z: for the location of the necessary files.

Add "B" to bin\ubcd.bat in level3\autorun3.cab:

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:_nobcdw
for %%i in (C D E F G H) do if "%cddrv%"=="" call %0 : _testdrv %%i:
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:_nobcdw
for %%i in (B C D E F G H) do if "%cddrv%"=="" call %0 : _testdrv %%i:
that will do the trick I think. Let me know if it works.
Download Ultimate Boot CD v5.0: http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/download.html
Use Parted Magic for handling all partitioning task: http://partedmagic.com/

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#3 Post by procyon » Tue Mar 31, 2009 4:11 am

i tryed drd and it showed A: then after a few seconds it moved and listed aload of drives as invalid and Q: as valid, then changed onto it ( Q: ) then stopped on the promt...

what program do you use to edit your .igz files, mate? so i can do the edit you told me. and btw, will it still work on all the other machines other then this one i'm testing?

thanks

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#4 Post by Icecube » Tue Mar 31, 2009 6:00 am

It should work on other machines too after this change.

Victor is working a the freedos image. I don't know much about dos.

For editing the igz files, rename them to .img.gz files.
Then you can edit them by mounting them with Virtual floppy drive (will make a fake floppy):
http://chitchat.at.infoseek.co.jp/vmware/vfd.html

Or you can try a tool like WinImage.
Download Ultimate Boot CD v5.0: http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/download.html
Use Parted Magic for handling all partitioning task: http://partedmagic.com/

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#5 Post by procyon » Tue Mar 31, 2009 7:36 am

thanks.

ye, the one i tried out was WinImage, gonna give it a try on VM Back's virtual floppy drive.

again, tks. gonna go and try it out. :)

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