The freeDOS image where you are refering to, does it contain the modboot disk from http://www.nu2.nu/bootdisk/modboot/
already or do you include it by yourself?
I was referring to Erwin Veermans' fdubcd.img
. Modboot uses MS-DOS, which is technically payware (though I am not sure if Micro$oft still cares at this point in time), so it has been removed since V3.0.
Also Parted Magic (fork of Gparted) would be an alternative (contains also testdisk en some other tools). http://partedmagic.com/
I will check out Parted Magic. Thanks! Under INSERT, it is quite easy to mount NTFS partitions and USB storage devices using EmelFM as well. Just navigate to /mount, right-click on the device ID (eg. sda) and select "Mount". All mountable devices are presented under /mount, so even if you don't know what "sda" means, it's just a matter of mounting it and taking a look at its content.
You can compress all the applications in the dosapps folder.
This seems like a good idea. I will look into it. However, if 7zip is used to compress the directory, why is there the need to upx the EXE? 7zip by itself will do an excellent job of compressing the EXE file, wouldn't it?
Isolinux and syslinux are able to run run another isolinux.cfg or syslinux.cfg file now.
I am aware of this from the syslinux mailing list. It's a great feature to have for integrating syslinux-based distros.
Maybe the vesamenu.c32 can be used also. Just let the user choose which (menu.c32 or vesa.c32) menu viewer, must be used at the boot prompt( e.g. 1. Text menu 2. Graphical menu)
I am not likely to use vesamenu.c32. As I have mentioned a couple of times, I just don't find the eye-candy necessary for a troubleshooting/diagnostic CD.
Add also photorec (it is available in the testdisk directory)
photorec and testdisk are already included in INSERT, so if I am integrating INSERT, I won't include the DOS version.
I want to try to edit the StressCPU image
You might want to check with holgrrr. He managed to add "stress" to Adrian's image
. I still have his updated image if you want it. holgrrr, if you are reading this, my apologies about the delay in getting your image out for the next release!
Because you are including INSERT, we can also "insert' it in this images, just like the Mersenne Prime test.
I am not sure what you mean by this. Add "Mersenne Prime" to INSERT, or add INSERT to cpustres?
The feature I'd most like to see is the ability to boot ISOs.
You have to understand that to do this in a generic manner is currently not possible. Even with grub4dos, it will only work under limited circumstances. From grub4dos' README:
Like normal disk emulations, the CDROM emulation also (mainly) works with
real-mode OSes. After a protected-mode OS kernel (such as
WinNT/2K/XP/VISTA/LINUX) gains control, the OS would have no ability to access
the virtual CDROM through BIOS int13.