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Re: [Plex86-devel] Bootable Devices?

From: Eric Laberge
Subject: Re: [Plex86-devel] Bootable Devices?
Date: Wed, 30 Oct 2002 19:18:13 -0500
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On Wed October 30 2002 18:02, Christian Boltz wrote:
> Hello *,
> 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 a real HD isn't a good idea right now....

> Booting from CD is AFAIK not possible.

Latest BIOS should support El-Torito, so it should work.

> 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
> changes?

Known problem :-/

> Yours,
> Christian Boltz

Eric Laberge
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