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PROBLEMCHYLD, 2014-07-15 07:55 »

Have you tried it?

PROBLEMCHYLD, 2014-07-08 01:08 »

Thanks, but I have read all of those. The method I used seems to be the only way that works for me. I will investigate more.

Steven W, 2014-07-08 01:01 »

Steven W, 2014-07-08 00:44 »

I'm going to post a couple of links, hope their of some help:

http://www.computing.net/answers/dos/us ... 13447.html

http://johnson.tmfc.net/dos/usbdrv.html

I scream over USB device under DOS because they won't work!

USB is surely a great invention, an industry standard that let all device connected to the PC with an USB connector, and if you got too many devices, just add an USB hub. An USB hub only about US 8, isn't it cheap and easy?

When you dealing with GHOST, or simpily want to backup a large amount of data in FAT32 partition, you'll found that working in DOS environment is the best, no locked files, no screen savers, no fancy animations ... but USB device won't work because BIOS too old!

It's possible to let USB work under DOS, some guides and drivers scattered on the Internet. I spent a lot of time testing them, and found that DUSE (from Cypress), USBASPI (from Panasonic and Iomega), and DI1000DD (from Novac) can really let USB hard disk, finger flash disk and USB CD-ROM work ... but of course with some kind of limitation, it heavily depends on the chipset and BIOS. For example: DUSE work on device with Cypress chipset only, some BIOS didn't like USBASPI, then it'll hide the USB device from the USBASPI.

I've collected some working drivers and put them on floppy disk (also thanks to contributor Bernd Blaauw, Robert Riebisch and Mike Treu). For others don't know how to setup those drivers properly.

** Notice:

[1] These USB Drivers only work for storage device like Flash Disk, USB hard disk or USB CD-ROM, device such as Mouse or Printer were not supported.

[2] During my research of GHOST a Serial-ATA hard disk to USB hard disk, I found a limitation of the DI1000DD.SYS (NOVAC), it only support FAT16 format! If you format your USB connected hard disk with FAT32, it shows nothing when you type DIR, when you try to FORMAT it, the PC will crash!


I think he's saying there's not anything that's truly universal. The fact that whatever device you're using is recognized, shows promise.

Steven W, 2014-07-08 00:11 »

Well, not 100% certain about this as I haven't really used it, but /w /w makes no sense. You'd be loading the same switch twice, I bet one of them was meant to be /v. What kind of device are you trying to load through USB? Thumbdrive? CD, Hard Drive?

PROBLEMCHYLD, 2014-07-07 23:48 »

USBCD.SYS is NOT needed. That is what DI1000DD.SYS is for. They do the exact same thing.
USBASPI.SYS /w /w is NEEDED or the driver will NOT work. This was quoted from MDGx, and he was right on the money. This was the only way to even get the driver to load properly.

Steven W, 2014-07-07 23:38 »

http://www.freedos.org/technotes/technote/203.html

Looks like you might be missing the USBCD.SYS.

also, the switches? /w /w -- that can't be right.

device=himemx.exe /testmem:off
device=USBASPI.SYS /v /w /e
device=DI1000DD.SYS
device=USBCD.SYS /d:USBCD001

Maybe? If that doesn't work, try:

device=himemx.exe /testmem:off
devicehigh=USBASPI.SYS /v /w /e
devicehigh=DI1000DD.SYS
devicehigh=USBCD.SYS /d:USBCD001

Also mod your autoexec.bat with mine from above.

Steven W, 2014-07-07 23:23 »

I replied before your "BETA 3" reply!

Steven W, 2014-07-07 23:22 »

Not sure about the findcd.exe stuff haven't ever really used it. You're making a couple of boo-boos in the autoexec.bat. The line "LH MSCDEX.EXE /d:oemcd001" needs loaded before findcd.exe is ran. You also need to cover the CD option from config.sys, just loading the CD driver. If you look at the way I have it below, if you did NOT choose any of the three options I have in the "IF "%config%"==" line then it will load the USB option. Get it? It's the only option left.

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@ECHO OFF
set EXPAND=YES
SET DIRCMD=/O:N
cls
set temp=c:set tmp=c:path=a:
IF "%config%"=="NOCD" GOTO QUIT
IF "%config%"=="SETUP_CD" goto AUTOSETUP
IF "%config%"=="CD" goto LOADCD
LH MSCDEX.EXE /d:usbcd001
echo.
GOTO QUIT

:AUTOSETUP
LH MSCDEX.EXE /d:oemcd001
set CDROM=FOO23
FINDCD.EXE
if "%CDROM%"=="FOO23" goto NOCDROM
path=a:;%CDROM%%CDROM%
cd WIN98
echo.
OEMSETUP.EXE /K "/IE /NF"
goto QUIT

:LOADCD
LH MSCDEX.EXE /d:oemcd001
goto QUIT

:NOCDROM
echo.
echo The Windows 98 Setup files were not found.
echo.

:QUIT

PROBLEMCHYLD, 2014-07-07 22:45 »

My problem is the driver detects the USB but doesn't assign a driver letter. Here is a Beta 3

IMAGE1.BIN
Beta 3 Win98 Boot Image with USB support.
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