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Date:      Fri, 21 Aug 2020 11:39:51 -0400
From:      Aryeh Friedman <>
To:        FreeBSD Mailing List <>
Subject:   Re: very slight OT: creating a *bootable* MSDOS7 memstick
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Follow up:  It must be 100% compatible with MSDOS7.   For example FreeDOS
does not meet that requirement (as stated on Wikipedia):

Windows 95 <>, Windows 98
<>; and Windows Me
<>; use a stripped-down version of
MS-DOS. FreeDOS cannot be used as a replacement because of undocumented
interfaces between MS-DOS 7.0-8.0 and Windows "4.xx" are not emulated by
FreeDOS; however, it can be installed and used beside these systems using a
boot manager program, such as BOOTMGR or METAKERN included with FreeDOS.

On Fri, Aug 21, 2020 at 11:12 AM Aryeh Friedman <>

> I have a *.exe that needs to be run in order to recover the firmware on
> one of my SSD's that requires MSDOS7 to run.  I do not have a floppy drive
> and I do no have any form of anything from Microslut installed or even in
> the house.   How do I create a bootable memstick that contains this exe? (I
> am on FreeBSD 12.1pl8-amd64)
> --
> Aryeh M. Friedman, Lead Developer,

Aryeh M. Friedman, Lead Developer,

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