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Author:  Icecube [ Wed Aug 11, 2010 3:26 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: need help with virtual floppy

Report the problem you experience with imdisk on the Imdisk subforum at Boot-Land.net:
http://www.boot-land.net/forums/index.php?showforum=59

Author:  ady [ Thu Aug 12, 2010 4:25 am ]
Post subject:  Re: need help with virtual floppy

Thank you for all your help.
I will report back if I find a solution.
In the meantime, I'm still open to ideas here.

Author:  Icecube [ Sat Aug 14, 2010 11:32 am ]
Post subject:  Re: need help with virtual floppy

ady wrote:
As I said before, I'm not a programer, so cygwin, compiling... I think that would be too much to learn for a simple user like me, just to extract only one file. I'm more interested in finding a virtual floppy / ramdisk tool that works under Vista, not so much about one particular file.

Read again this part:
Quote:
I found a compiled dynamite program for you (uses cygwin):
http://pagesperso-orange.fr/jotd/softwa ... unpack.zip

So you don't need to recompile it, because I found a compiled version for you.

Author:  ady [ Sat Aug 14, 2010 12:17 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: need help with virtual floppy

Quote:
Dynamite official site is http://www.synce.org/
The dynamite source code can be downloaded from (so you eventually can compile it yourself in a cygwin environment):
http://sourceforge.net/projects/synce/files/


IceCube, this paragraph I quote is the one that confused me. I apologize and I thank you for your help.

As you suggested, I am posting at boot-land forums, and in the meantime I'm still testing.

At boot-land, Wonko gave me a tip to resolved the Winimage Self-Extractor 8.00 problem in Vista.

When the floppy extractor program (memscope110.exe in this case) requests to insert a formatted floppy, don't do it. Click "ok" anyway. When it fails to read the floppy, the program gives the chance to retry. Just then, insert the floppy and click retry.

It worked! As I posted at boot-land, I guess Winimage 8.1 might solve the problem in Vista. I didn't test it, though.

I will try your "dynamite" suggestion and I'll report back.

Thank you.

Author:  Icecube [ Sat Aug 14, 2010 12:23 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: need help with virtual floppy

ady wrote:
At boot-land, Wonko gave me a tip to resolved the Winimage Self-Extractor 8.00 problem in Vista.

Yeah, he looked at the youtube link I posted :lol: .

Author:  ady [ Sat Aug 14, 2010 12:30 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: need help with virtual floppy

Quote:
Yeah, he looked at the youtube link I posted


Then thank you for that one too.

Now, about Dynamite, the link you posted about the compiled version is not working.

Could you check it again, please?

Thank you in advance.

Author:  Icecube [ Sat Aug 14, 2010 12:37 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: need help with virtual floppy

It was a copy/paste problem (link on first page of this topic worked).
Fixed the one on this page.

Author:  ady [ Sat Aug 14, 2010 2:15 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: need help with virtual floppy

Code:
http://pagesperso-orange.fr/jotd/software/bin/bitmap_bros_pc_unpack.zip


is "not working" in Vista.

I managed to download the zip file, and windows states it is invalid. I tried 7-zip, and it extracts a file named "bitmap_bros_pc_unpack" but it has no extension AND 7-zip has no "Type" column. Additionaly, 7-zip states the Host OS is Unix, and the zip file is actually a gzip type.

What should I do? How to get to extract the files you pointed me to (dynamite...) ?

Thank you in advance.

Author:  Icecube [ Sat Aug 14, 2010 3:02 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: need help with virtual floppy

I can extract the zip file just fine, with 7-zip. It isn't a gzip file.
"bitmap_bros_pc_unpack" is a directory, not a file.

Download the file again and eventually use another browser. Webservers can gzip files on the fly and send that output to a browser.

Author:  StopSpazzing [ Tue Aug 31, 2010 8:09 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: need help with virtual floppy

Link works fine on windows 7 (chrome browser, firefox, IE 64bit). As Icecube stated, may want to try another browser if you can.

Author:  ady [ Thu Sep 02, 2010 2:39 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: need help with virtual floppy

StopSpazzing, the problem extracting the archive was already resolved. Since I posted also in the ImDisk boot-land forum, as Icecube suggested, I didn't come back here to report. I should have. I apologize for that.

Under Windows Vista, 7-zip opened the first zip archive, and ID the archive (probably not accurately) as a gzip, as I described before.

Since (under Vista), 7-zip ID the content of that zip archive as a file, with no extension, and as a Unix Hosted file, then the extracted file was not usable under Windows.

But then I tried opening again the zip, and instead of extracting, I used the "File" -> "Open Inside" function on the content of the zip (the "file" / folder inside the downloaded zip).

This time 7-zip opened the "file", as if it were a folder inside the zip (as Icecube said it was, but under Vista it wasn't being displayed as a such).

So I managed to extract the content of this "folder".

So you see it was not a problem of browsers or wrong links.

I wrote all this, in hope that maybe this description can help somebody else that finds himself in this situation.

Thank you.

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