USB help (real easy)

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USB help (real easy)

#1 Post by as702 » Sat Aug 09, 2008 4:20 am

Can someone do me a quick favour? If any of you have UBCD set-up on a USB stick, could you possibly boot the device and type the following in the command prompt:

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drd t: -$
errlev
Assuming the USB drive is set to drive letter "T", it should report "0" or "1" (I need to be sure before releasing the next FreeDOS update).

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#2 Post by Victor Chew » Sat Aug 09, 2008 3:56 pm

@as702:

Dunno whether anyone has PM you on this. I am away on a project this week, but I will be back on Wednesday and will be able to give you an answer once I am back home.

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#3 Post by as702 » Sun Aug 10, 2008 7:01 am

Victor Chew wrote:@as702:
Dunno whether anyone has PM you on this.
Predictably, no.
Victor Chew wrote: I am away on a project this week, but I will be back on Wednesday and will be able to give you an answer once I am back home.
Good man.

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#4 Post by Icecube » Sun Aug 10, 2008 1:10 pm

My usb stick is on C: ==> output: 0

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drd c: -$
errlev
For:

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drd t: -$
errlev
it dislpays 100 (no cd drive).

If you start it form a menu with ubcdcmd=some_program_name, it won't launch the program (can't find the usb drive).

When I do the following, it works:

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set cddrv c:
ubcd

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#5 Post by Stericson » Sun Aug 10, 2008 2:14 pm

I am not sure where you would like for me to type this cmd line at? cmd in windows? boot line? within memdisk? Could you clarify?

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#6 Post by Icecube » Sun Aug 10, 2008 2:36 pm

@Stericson
Boot a program that uses the freedos image. It won't boot correctly. You will see Q:\.
Type first drd to see which drive letters are currently assigned.
Then type vc and see which drive letter corresponds with your thumb drive.
Then run (replace t: with the drive letter of your thumb drive):
drd t: -$
errlev

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#7 Post by Stericson » Sun Aug 10, 2008 3:02 pm

I had that same exact problem, but I got it corrected. Mine correctly boots into the specified cmd or program. I will run this command however. Thanks.

Stephen

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#8 Post by Stericson » Sun Aug 10, 2008 3:28 pm

Just in case anyone is wondering, I got freedos to work on my usb stick after recieving the same strange problem that icecube described to me. I thought it was strange that my usb stick wouldn't work but my cd that I burned would. So I figured that maybye a file was missing or some other file became corrupted. I then copied the whole cd to a folder in my usb stick and replaced everything with the contents that I copied from the cd. Afterwards, it worked flawlessly. The only catch is that one time it reverted back to the same problem, so I redid all of the steps above and I haven't had a problem since.


Stephen

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#9 Post by as702 » Mon Aug 11, 2008 12:26 am

Icecube wrote:My usb stick is on C: ==> output: 0
Thanks.

@Stericson
this bug has been corrected (see here)

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