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Date:      Sat, 22 Aug 2020 16:03:08 +0200
From:      Tomasz CEDRO <tomek@cedro.info>
To:        Aryeh Friedman <aryeh.friedman@gmail.com>
Cc:        Polytropon <freebsd@edvax.de>, Karl Dunn <kdunn@acm.org>,  FreeBSD Mailing List <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: very slight OT: creating a *bootable* MSDOS7 memstick
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On Sat, Aug 22, 2020 at 3:48 PM Aryeh Friedman  wrote:
> On Sat, Aug 22, 2020 at 9:35 AM Tomasz CEDRO wrote:
>> On Sat, Aug 22, 2020 at 3:29 PM Aryeh Friedman wrote:
>> > Nice idea and I just tried it only one problem: When I tried to start =
"mini-windows XP" the screen flashed once and returned to the boot menu and=
 I see no way to break out the boot menu (the command line stuff are also m=
enu driven and ignore ctrl-c).   None of the menu options were usable in my=
 case for the task I am attempting.
>> Try different versions there were some problems with this stuff.. I
>> was using 9.7 and it worked.. later releases did not work for me :-)
>>
>> https://www.tomek.cedro.info/files/service/HirensBootCD/
>
> Same problem with it.   Tried 9.7 and 15.2.

Sorry to hear. Are you using USB-CDROM? It worked for me some years
back then, at least some of versions, particularly this 9.7 I still
keep just in case. You may want to try on another computer, review
BIOS settings, etc, just to see if that works anywhere else. Maybe
that simple MS-DOS prompt would be enough - you were asking for MS-DOS
prompt and all those base menus and utilities are based on MS-DOS..?

Maybe there is yet another way to achieve your goal? Depending on how
precious is the result you may simply get your hands directly on the
hardware and dump/replace the memory contents :-)

--=20
CeDeROM, SQ7MHZ, http://www.tomek.cedro.info



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