creating a boot disk with ms-sys

ctracker
2010-08-24
2013-04-24
  • ctracker
    ctracker
    2010-08-24

    Hey!   Great utility!   Unfortunately, I can't get it to make a msdos bootable disk (for ghosting).

    I tried the instructions as root:
        dd if=/dev/zero of=floppy288.img bs=1024 count=2880
        /sbin/mkdosfs floppy288.img
        ms-sys -1 -f floppy288.img
        mount -o loop floppy288.img /mnt
        cp msdos.sys /mnt/
        cp io.sys /mnt/
        cp command.com /mnt/

    When I do the above, the machine starts to boot then it suddenly reboots and starts over again.   I never get a prompt.

    I've even tried using these switches, instead of "-1":
    -m
    -d
    -9
    -z

    None of which work.    

    In th documentation, there is mention of a -p and -H switch.  Can you recommend a way to use those switches for my purpose?

    Thanks for your help!

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