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    I would like to make a CD which boots DOS and starts a Powerbasic application.

    How can this be done and what tools do I need?

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  • #2
    Originally posted by Georg Potthast:
    I would like to make a CD which boots DOS and starts a Powerbasic application.

    How can this be done and what tools do I need?

    Georg,

    This can be achieved with Nero Burining Software.
    It makes a Bootable CD from a floppy image, so just make yourself
    a DOS system disk, sort out the config.sys and autoexec.bat and put
    your pb dos program on the floppy disk.

    Dont forget to point the last line of autoexec.bat to look something like this

    \whereever\mypbdosprogram.exe

    If you need help with the config.sys and autoexec just let us know

    Hope this helps you out, by the way I believe Nero from v4 upwards
    will make you a bootable CD, I currently use v6

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    Regards

    Mark Baker
    Regards

    Mark Baker

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    • #3
      Thank you very much Mark, I was not aware of this. I will give it a try.

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      • #4
        hi greg, check out http://www.powerbasic.com/support/pb...read.php?t=896

        it is a prior post of mine with some detailed info, example files, and a freshly fixed
        link to a .zip file with many handy bits of stuff to make easy work of the job.

        the most important thing to understand is that a bootable cd boots from a pretend floppy
        drive (a:, the real a: becomes b: ), the contents being read from an image file stored at the
        beginning of the cd by the burning program. that boot floppy image has to mount the cd
        with a driver (such as oakcd.sys) and a file system (always mscdex.exe) in order to access
        rest of the cd, which then gets its own drive letter. the boot floppy image is always still
        seen directly as a:.

        so unless you can fit your whole works on a single floppy, you will want your boot floppy
        image to mount the rest of the cd properly and store your program/data there.

        good luck.

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        what can go wrong will go wrong.
        anything can go wrong.
        what hasn't?!?!

        [this message has been edited by criss french (edited march 29, 2004).]
        What can go wrong will go wrong.
        Anything can go wrong.
        What hasn't?!?!

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Criss French:

          So unless you can fit your whole works on a single floppy, you will want your boot floppy
          image to mount the rest of the CD properly and store your program/data there.

          Surely that is the Beauty of PB ? :-)

          As well with newer machines there are many
          options for booting in the BIOS, floppy, cd, LS120 and ZIP (plus the new
          corporate spec dells shipping boot initially from USB with NO FLOPPY drive shipped)



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          Regards

          Mark Baker
          Regards

          Mark Baker

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          • #6
            Chris,

            thank you for your information which is very interesting.

            However, I could fit all my programs on a 1.44 floppy. Then I used a new version of Nero to copy that floppy to a bootable CD-ROM and it worked fine.

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