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Re: New developer available :)

From: Bean
Subject: Re: New developer available :)
Date: Tue, 1 Jul 2008 13:05:14 +0800

On Tue, Jul 1, 2008 at 5:59 AM, walt <address@hidden> wrote:
> Bean wrote:
>> On Mon, Jun 30, 2008 at 4:43 AM, walt<address@hidden>  wrote:
>>> ...I'm using grub4dos because
>>> grub2 won't (yet) boot a floppy image or chainload Vista's bootmgr.
>> Hi,
>> Well, you can actually achieve these function with some external
>> tools. Using memdisk, you can emulate a floppy/harddisk image, and
>> with loadbin, you can chainload ntldr/bootmgr/grldr/stage2, etc.
> Hi Bean,
> Have you tried booting a dos floppy image with memdisk lately?
> I just tried memdisk-3.52 on two different machines using both legacy
> and grub2, and nothing worked.  After printing several lines of info
> and some hex numbers it prints this:
> Loading boot sector...booting...
> Starting...
> and then the machine hangs forever, needing a hard reset to reboot.
> My test image was made from a fresh and tested floppy which I made
> using WinXP.
> Can anyone duplicate this?  Or not?


Perhaps you can try some older version as well, like 3.11 or so. Also,
you can add raw or bigraw parameter to memdisk, it instructs memdisk
to access memory directly instead of relying on int 15, which can be
buggy in some machine.


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