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2014-07-06 01:14 »

Steven W wrote:You have a particular USB Driver for DOS in mind?

Here you go :thumbup:

http://www.mdgx.com/files/USBEXFAT.ZIP
USBASPI.SYS + USBASPI.TXT is all you need. Enjoy

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2014-07-06 01:37 »

In case anyone's wondering the FTP directory I pointed to contains enough stuff to make a simple boot disk. I created an image file, mounted it as drive A: in DosBox ran the 9xdisk.exe and it now contains command.com, io.sys and msdos.sys. I'm thinking this is a good start on a boot disk that would should be able to redistribute. We can combine some files from FreeDos and some others freely distributed from MS. There may be a few problems, I'll keep pecking at it here.

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The files seem to be from 98 First Edition, but should be good for our purposes.

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2014-07-06 16:56 »

I gonna upload a diskette image (floppy image). I have not put the USB driver on it yet and I don't have a method of transferring the system to the hard drive ("sys c:", on a normal boot disk).

I'm thinking that Freedos 'sys' can be run in such a way that it should let us do that, may need to write a BAT file. I'm now thinking instead of covering all the installation necessities with various files, that perhaps whatever solution we come up with for SYS'ing the hard drive could put a generic config.sys and autoexec.bat with various options REM'd out and we could just tell users to un-REM them....you get the idea.

I'm also gonna have to figure out how to make it an ISO file, it's been a while since I've modded a boot disk to make it a CD/DVD.

I'm gonna be busy the next few days and won't have time to mess with it. These files all are distributed around the internet, so I see no issue here (sys.com isn't as far as I know, that's why it's missing). Anyone interested can poke around with this and I'm open to suggestions or, as far as I'm concerned, take it and run with it. You can fix any errors too. Have fun.

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2014-07-06 17:00 »

Oops, forgot to attach the file:

boot.TXT
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Rename it boot.img, apparently IMG files aren't "allowed". :thumbup:

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2014-07-06 18:52 »

Steven W wrote:Oops, forgot to attach the file:

boot.TXT


Rename it boot.img, apparently IMG files aren't "allowed". :thumbup:
This is what I have done to the original Boot image

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COMMAND.COM patched from SP3
CONFIG.SYS Updated
DI1000DD.SYS
EBD.CAB = FORMAT.COM Update from Mdgx + (SCANDISK.EXE WinME version)
EXTRACT.EXE Win XP SP1
FDISK.EXE Update from Mdgx
HIMEMX.EXE 3.34 update
IO.SYS patched from SP3
USBASPI.EXE

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2014-07-06 23:37 »

PROBLEMCHYLD, just so you know, himem.exe from my image was really Himemx.exe, I just renamed it and it was version 3.32.

You still using the same directories I did? SYSTOOLS, DOSDRV, DOSAPPS?

I'd like to see how you modded config.sys :smile:

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2014-07-07 05:00 »

Here is a modified version of Win98 boot image with USB support.
I need help fixing a bug. You guys will have to test to see what I'm talking about.
Add .BIN to the file.

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2014-07-07 05:03 »

IMAGE1.TXT
Replace .TXT with .BIN .ISO
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