Hi, I have a PC104 system. It does not have either a floppy or a CD drive, it has a compact flash drive a: built in and an add on board for a compact flash card (like used in cameras) for drive c:.
It comes with a defunct dos clone called GSDOS. Someone before me made a MSDOS bootable flash drive. Now with that I can sys: from that bios/drive a: flash and make bootable drives in the c: CF drive. And I can then do the same for other a: flash drives by using the c: drive.
My problem is I would like to try freedos and drdos and others. These systems typically come with 1.4meg floppy and cd image files. I don't know how to make a bootable compact flash. The only non-dos access to the cf drives I have is via a USB/compact flash dongle for my winxp system. I can copy files onto the CF from windows, but the hidden, system areas, partition info, boot records etc also need to be inited.
It is a chicken and egg thing. Once I have a bootable DOS drive I can sys copy onto other dos drives. But I do not have a bootable DOS system than can access the USB/CF dongle. I have a linux system but no compact flash reader/writer hardware.
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