Re: [mu TECH] A new installer for DOS

From: Miguel Angel (
Date: Wed May 03 2000 - 20:28:37 CEST

On Wed, 03 May 2000, Clive Wright kindly wrote:
> Miguel Angel wrote:
> >
> <snip>
> > Really good news.
> > Here is my rawrite2 utility. I have writen it from scratch. It allow writing
> > images of any floppy type (1.44MB, 1722KB, 1804, ...), so makes really easy
> > for a DOS user to write all mulinux images to floppy (provided the floppy has
> > the right format). Under DOS it needs the fdread or 2m utilities (since it uses
> > the BIOS to disk access), but under win95 you are able to write 1722KB floppies
> > without any of this utilities (win95 supports fdformat 1722KB).
> > Please, have a look on it.
> >
> I have tested rawrite2.exe using win95 in protected mode and
> was able to read and write disk images of /f144,
> /s21(1.68MB) and /f172.
> I then tested using NT4 and all failed.
> Attempting to write to floppy gave the following error
> message: "Writing Error: (R)etry or (C)ancel?".
> The original rawrite also failed to write a 1.44MB image to
> a high density floppy formatted with NT's native format
> command; issuing the error message: "Attempt to DMA across
> 64K boundary".
> Fdimage successfully wrote the same 1.44MB image from NT's
> command prompt.
> If there are any other tests required to prove new dostools
> under NT4 I am happy to trial them.
> Clive

Thanks for your testing! I'll have a look on it under NT.

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