Is it Possible to Build a Knoppix-Like CDROM Version of DOS?
martin at dc.cis.okstate.edu
Wed Nov 8 13:42:11 UTC 2006
Thanks to all of you for your input. This particular
system has a USB port, but I don't think it is new enough to boot
from it. I'll keep working on the CDROM since that should be
sufficient for what I need that setup for.
> I am really rusty on my DOS, but you might think about building a
> bootable Linux instance on CD or a USB memory stick that includes
> DOSEMU. <http://www.dosemu.org/>. It comes with FreeDOS, although
> other DOSs can be used. If you use a memory stick, you can read and
> write to it. With a bootable CD, so long as you do not need to write
> to disk, no complications. If you need to write to disk, then you'll
> need to manually select a directory on writable media (e.g., the hard
> or floppy drive) to write to at the time you wish to do the write.
> Here are some more links that may help:
> Booting from USB drives
> Booting Linux off of a USB drive, <http://www.simonf.com/usb/>.
> Boot KNOPPIX from an USB Memory Stick,
> Booting from CDs
> Making Bootable Linux CDs,
> Booting from floppies
> The Linux Bootdisk HOWTO, <http://tldp.org/HOWTO/Bootdisk-HOWTO/>
> SysLinux, <http://syslinux.zytor.com/>. ("The SYSLINUX Project covers
> lightweight bootloaders for floppy media (SYSLINUX), network booting
> (PXELINUX), and bootable "El Torito" CD-ROMs (ISOLINUX). The project
> also includes MEMDISK, a tool to boot legacy operating systems (such
> as DOS) from nontraditional media; it is usually used in conjunction
> with PXELINUX and ISOLINUX.)
> Good luck!
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