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Por Argon

Paragon (1119)

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28-09-2003, 16:22

I'm having some problems Sad

- I start FDISK310.COM
- I format the disk.
- I let the soft automaticly generate the partitions(i get 31 partitions FAT12 on 1,6 gb disk)
- I write the partition table to the disk
- I set the first partition as boot.

When I boot the msx now, I start up in MSX disk basic 2.01.
But how do I now get files to the harddisk ???
E.g. I'd like to have MSX DOS boot directly from the first partition...

KRis

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Por snout

Ascended (15184)

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28-09-2003, 16:26

You now need to copy MSX-DOS2 system files (COMMAND2.COM and MSXDOS.SYS) to the boot partition (usually "A:") of your harddisk.

so

_CHDRV("F:") (check if your diskdrive is indeed drive F)
COPY "MSXDOS2.SYS" TO "A:"
COPY "COMMAND2.COM" TO "A:"

-reboot-

if all goes well your machine will boot in DOS2 mode now.

Por anonymous

incognito ergo sum (116)

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28-09-2003, 16:29

You need a floppy with MSX-DOS2 on it. I'll assume your diskdrive is F: and your harddisk is A:

COPY "F:MSXDOS2.SYS" TO "A:"
COPY "F:COMMAND2.COM" TO "A:"
_SYSTEM

*sigh* I have to type faster ^^;

Por Argon

Paragon (1119)

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28-09-2003, 16:36

Thank you very much, it is working Smile

Greetz.
K

Por Argon

Paragon (1119)

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28-09-2003, 17:06

I would like to know more about the possibilities Smile

- Is it possible to have multiple bootable partitions, and a bootloader to select which you want to boot ?
- How about UZIX ?
- Can you simply copy disk games to a partition and make them boot from there ? What about savegames ?

Can I get a list of commands that can be executed from MSX- diskbasic ? Or are it the same commands as the normal disk basic ?

Thank you Smile
Kris

Por anonymous

incognito ergo sum (116)

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28-09-2003, 19:22

- Is it possible to have multiple bootable partitions, and a bootloader to select which you want to boot ?
- How about UZIX ?

You can dualboot UZIX and MSX-DOS2 with UZIX's UZLO bootloader.

- Can you simply copy disk games to a partition and make them boot from there ? What about savegames ?
Best way is to make a DSK file out of them and use a floppy emulator like START.COM, FDE, HDDEMU, etc.

Can I get a list of commands that can be executed from MSX- diskbasic ? Or are it the same commands as the normal disk basic ?
These are the different ones:

Change directory: _CHDIR ("directory")
Change drive: _CHDRV ("drive:")
Make directory: _MKDIR ("directory")
Remove directory: _RMDIR ("directory")
Set up ramdisk as drive H: _RAMDISK (size)
Start MSX-DOS2 with program: _SYSTEM ("cmdline")
Extensive file list: FILES,L

Por Argon

Paragon (1119)

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28-09-2003, 19:46

I installed UZIX on partition D
When I want to install UZLO (bootloader) it asks me on which partition NUMBER UZIX is installed ??? What number is this ???

When booting UZIX, it always holds at "mounting fs"...
I guess it can't find the D partition ?

Sad

Thanks
Kris.

Por anonymous

incognito ergo sum (116)

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28-09-2003, 21:04

It'd say D is 4 Smile
I haven't installed UZIX yet anywhere, so I can't help more. :/

Por Argon

Paragon (1119)

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30-09-2003, 18:15

Okay I'm back Tongue

1)
How can I format 1 partition ?
When I try something like "format d:" it doesn't work Smile

2)
I autopartitioned the HDD using FDISK310.COM
I get like 31 partitions of 32 mb, correct ?
I enable partitions 0 to 9, and use 0 (A) as boot partition to boot in MSX-DOS 2.20
When I check the drive letters however, I have A,B,C,D,E,F and H as HDD partitions, and G as floppy drive.
That's 7 HDD partitions and the FDD.
What happened to the other 3 enabled partitions ???

3)
I'm looking for a DOS shell/GUI application called Easy (not Philips EASE).

Thank you in advance.
Kris

Por sunrise

Paragon (1091)

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30-09-2003, 19:05

point 3 : Well Easy is i fact a public domain program.
I found it and sent it by mail

Por Argon

Paragon (1119)

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01-10-2003, 09:03

Thank you Smile
1 down, 2 to go Smile

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