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revised pxe boot dos 7.x / 8.x on modern mainboard without floppy controller
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revised pxe boot dos 7.x / 8.x on modern mainboard without floppy controller
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comment pxe boot dos 7.x / 8.x on modern mainboard without floppy controller
Here is an identical description however: h30499.www3.hp.com/t5/Business-PCs-Compaq-Elite-Pro/… (and I highly suspect this one to). I'm however still very curious to whatever you can share and/or fresh confirmation that this is indeed the result of lack of floppy(host???)controller. Also you hint at a system\vmm32.vxd solution?
Jan
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comment pxe boot dos 7.x / 8.x on modern mainboard without floppy controller
I'm sorry for my language error: I still mean: 6.22 (and Krieger's 6.31) will boot fine in raw mode (memdisk). I believe I couldn't get 98SE DOS to work (I never tried the standalone DOS7 from 98>W2K update, didn't even know it existed, is this the DOS7 you refer to?). Note it's been 2 years now, I'm typing this from memory. I can no longer find the source/author that specifically pinned down the problem to the lack of floppy-controller or FDD interface on mainboard.
Jan
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comment pxe boot dos 7.x / 8.x on modern mainboard without floppy controller
Thank you for your answer, alas this is not the problem. The problem is that from 6.22 onward (to 8) there is an intentional 'limitation'. MS intentionally did not want Win95/98/ME dos to load on floppy-less devices (back then is was embedded devices they worried about). There is no problem running those dos versions under emulating stuff, it's just that one can't boot them RAW (like other dos versions or versions up to and including 6.22). And naturally... without RAW access, the older forensic tools will not work. There is supposed to be a patch, but I can no longer find it.
Nov
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comment Is CRT degaussing really dangerous for nearby laptops?
FYI: Most 'affordable' (+/- 300 dollar) 'magic wands' (hand-held 'de-gausers') require the platters from the disk to be removed and wiped multiple times individually. For this procedure (bare platters) one needs a magnetic field of at least 6000 oersted (or gauss, which is the same for this purpose) (Just an example, no affiliation: datalinksales.com/degaussers/v85.htm). It is a known fact that most AC (alternating magnetic field) tape-head degaussers often can't even wipe a lo-co (300 oersted) magnetic (brown) tape.. let alone a HD (let alone a modern vertical-bit HD)
Nov
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revised Is there still a reason to choose a 10,000 RPM hard drive over an SSD?
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answered Is there still a reason to choose a 10,000 RPM hard drive over an SSD?
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answered Can you use a Sandboxie to install multiple versions of IE?
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revised All FireFTP passwords gone after auto-update
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Nov
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comment All FireFTP passwords gone after auto-update
This is just absurd: three day's ago I verified (and re-set, just to be sure) that "app.update.enabled" and "app.update.auto" are both set to "false". Yet, just minutes ago, Firefox updated yet another add-on.. (and the settings you referred to, are still set to "false"). Why?
Nov
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comment pxe boot dos 7.x / 8.x on modern mainboard without floppy controller
@MichaelKjörling: Set what things through config.sys? @ Pat: as far as can currently tell, just removing the "raw" switch (so not using the "edd" switch) also seems to work (giving access to or running command.com). I'm also wondering if and how the switches "raw", "bigraw" and "int" relate to "real mode" versus "protected mode" and if the official microsoft 'real mode' patch for dos 8.0 might fix the "deliberate" crash in ME/XP dos that the memdisk page mentions.
Nov
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comment All FireFTP passwords gone after auto-update
I have accepted your answer because it is indeed the officially documented one (although it didn't help me). Thank you!
Nov
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comment All FireFTP passwords gone after auto-update
@Wk_of_Angmar: thank you for the esr tip. Me personally am trying to migrate (what is left to save, since I and my business took multiple BIG (and either expensive or even unrecoverable) hits in data-loss purely thanks to firefox) to palemoon, hopefully that will give me a reliable host-platform for the plugins I rely upon until I find alternatives to migrate the data to.
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