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Re: [Plex86-devel] Bootable Devices?

From: Christian Boltz
Subject: Re: [Plex86-devel] Bootable Devices?
Date: Thu, 31 Oct 2002 00:02:11 +0100
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Hello *,

Bob Diepenbrock wrote:
> Questions about CD-ROM, Floppy and hard disks....
> Can you point to any "real" devices for any of these or must we
> always point to image files?
> I seem to be reading that only image files can be used..

I've tried an older version of plex86 (downloaded in June 2002). With 
this version, I was able to boot from a DOS floppy disk.

If you want do do so, make sure you have access rights (read+write) to 
/dev/fd0 and set up the config file like the following:
    bochs-opt floppya: 1_44=/dev/fd0

Maybe you can also boot from real harddisks, I never tried.

Booting from CD is AFAIK not possible.

BTW: When I booted DOS from the Setup disk, plex86 didn't recognize disk 
changes, so I had to copy the three disks into the harddisk image and 
uncompress the files manually. Is this problem known (or even fixed) 
and/or is there a method how plex86 and the guest OS will notice disk 


Christian Boltz
Registered Linux User #239431
Linux - life is too short for reboots.

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