Convert floppy program to CD - OT


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kerneldebugger

I'd like to copy the contents of two Drive Image 2002 floppy disks to a
bootable CD so I can run that program from the CD. The floppies are made
from the DI 2002 program CD for cloning in DOS. When I copy the contents of
the floppies to the bootable CD, the program doesn't start in Caldera DOS as
required.

Is it possible to convert floppies that run in Caldera DOS to a CD to make
it do the same thing?

TIA
 
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Don Phillipson

I'd like to copy the contents of two Drive Image 2002 floppy disks to a
bootable CD so I can run that program from the CD. The floppies are made
from the DI 2002 program CD for cloning in DOS. When I copy the contents
of the floppies to the bootable CD, the program doesn't start in Caldera
DOS as required.

Is it possible to convert floppies that run in Caldera DOS to a CD to make
it do the same thing?

We may need first to know what process made your target CD bootable
(with or without the DI2002 files) and confirm that your PC does in fact
boot from the CD (or another CD.)
 
J

Jim

I'd like to copy the contents of two Drive Image 2002 floppy disks to a
bootable CD so I can run that program from the CD. The floppies are made
from the DI 2002 program CD for cloning in DOS. When I copy the contents of
the floppies to the bootable CD, the program doesn't start in Caldera DOS as
required.

Is it possible to convert floppies that run in Caldera DOS to a CD to make
it do the same thing?

TIA

Look here ?
http://www.drdos.com/dosdoc/qkstart/02ugch2.htm
 
G

glee

kerneldebugger said:
I'd like to copy the contents of two Drive Image 2002 floppy disks to
a bootable CD so I can run that program from the CD. The floppies are
made from the DI 2002 program CD for cloning in DOS. When I copy the
contents of the floppies to the bootable CD, the program doesn't start
in Caldera DOS as required.

Is it possible to convert floppies that run in Caldera DOS to a CD to
make it do the same thing?

Did you buy Drive Image 2002 on CD, or just a download? If you bought
it on CD, that disc should be bootable for use as recovery media as
well.
 
K

kerneldebugger

glee said:
Did you buy Drive Image 2002 on CD, or just a download? If you bought it
on CD, that disc should be bootable for use as recovery media as well.
--
Glen Ventura
MS MVP Oct. 2002 - Sept. 2009
CompTIA A+
http://dts-l.net/

I bought DI 2002 with the CD. I installed it from the CD and tried
using it to clone the partitions. Unfortunately, the process hung on
the reboot made the source drive unbootable. It's been foolproof
running from the floppy disks.

My experience over 8 years is that DI 2002, run from the two floppy
disks (in Caldera DO) is an excellent backup system. It takes about
three minutes to clone the operating system, copying at the rate of about
2,800 Mbps in DOS, and it allows replacement of a corrupted HDD
merely by swapping the drives.

I've tried Acronis, would not clone partitions separately. Haven't tried
Casper, but have read that it doesn't make a true clone like DI 2002.
I couldn't be happier with DI 2002, but some of the new mobo's these
days do not have FDD ports, hence my desire to use DI 2002 from a CD.
 
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glee

kerneldebugger said:
I bought DI 2002 with the CD. I installed it from the CD and tried
using it to clone the partitions. Unfortunately, the process hung on
the reboot made the source drive unbootable. It's been foolproof
running from the floppy disks.

My experience over 8 years is that DI 2002, run from the two floppy
disks (in Caldera DO) is an excellent backup system. It takes about
three minutes to clone the operating system, copying at the rate of
about
2,800 Mbps in DOS, and it allows replacement of a corrupted HDD
merely by swapping the drives.

I've tried Acronis, would not clone partitions separately. Haven't
tried
Casper, but have read that it doesn't make a true clone like DI 2002.
I couldn't be happier with DI 2002, but some of the new mobo's these
days do not have FDD ports, hence my desire to use DI 2002 from a CD.

You apparently did not understand what I posted. I said the CD should
be bootable for use as rescue media, same as the floppy set.
Insert the DI installation CD in the CD drive, cancel the autorun
prompt, reboot the computer, enter BIOS setup and ensure the CD drive is
first in the boot order, save and exit setup, and boot from the DI CD.
It should start DI from the CD, just as the floppy disks would start it
from the floppy.
 
K

kerneldebugger

Nero 8.

Don Phillipson said:
We may need first to know what process made your target CD bootable
(with or without the DI2002 files) and confirm that your PC does in fact
boot from the CD (or another CD.)
 
K

kerneldebugger

glee said:
You apparently did not understand what I posted. I said the CD should be
bootable for use as rescue media, same as the floppy set.
Insert the DI installation CD in the CD drive, cancel the autorun prompt,
reboot the computer, enter BIOS setup and ensure the CD drive is first in
the boot order, save and exit setup, and boot from the DI CD. It should
start DI from the CD, just as the floppy disks would start it from the
floppy.
--
Glen Ventura
MS MVP Oct. 2002 - Sept. 2009
CompTIA A+
http://dts-l.net/

Wow, really? That'd be fantastic, I'll give it a try now.
 
K

kerneldebugger

glee said:
You apparently did not understand what I posted. I said the CD should be
bootable for use as rescue media, same as the floppy set.
Insert the DI installation CD in the CD drive, cancel the autorun prompt,
reboot the computer, enter BIOS setup and ensure the CD drive is first in
the boot order, save and exit setup, and boot from the DI CD. It should
start DI from the CD, just as the floppy disks would start it from the
floppy.
--
Glen Ventura
MS MVP Oct. 2002 - Sept. 2009
CompTIA A+
http://dts-l.net/


Some progress, not much. It ends up at the A prompt. It says you booted
from a Powerquest bootable CD, some files are available in the A folder,
then it stops at the A prompt. When I type in dir, it shows the files. How
do I start the program from one of those, do I type A:\autoexe.bat or what?
Many thanks for your patience.
 
G

glee

kerneldebugger said:
Some progress, not much. It ends up at the A prompt. It says you
booted
from a Powerquest bootable CD, some files are available in the A
folder,
then it stops at the A prompt. When I type in dir, it shows the
files. How
do I start the program from one of those, do I type A:\autoexe.bat or
what?
Many thanks for your patience.

Probably you would type PQDI (or pqdi.exe), and then press Enter.
 
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Tim Meddick

I've only ever used one CD image creator / burning program -

"CDRToolsFrontend"

....and with it you are able to select a floppy image to create the bootable
part of the CD image - i.e. point the program at the bootable floppy image
and it will create a bootable CD that emulates booting from "A:" drive!

It does leave you with 99% of your CD image empty - but then I use it to
create bootable DOS installation CDs, with Windows 95, 98 or ME setup CABs
making up the rest of the image.


Download the Full Installer .EXE file:
http://www.demosten.com/cgi-bin/download.pl?src=cdrfe12_exe

Or download the ZIP file:
http://www.demosten.com/cgi-bin/download.pl?src=cdrfe12_zip

Their Database is reported as being "down" just now, but here are the links
to download the version I use, you can check them out again at a later date
or do a "google search" for CDRToolsFrontend :-

http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&q=CDRTools Frontend


==

Cheers, Tim Meddick, Peckham, London. :)
 
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K

kerneldebugger

Tim Meddick said:
I've only ever used one CD image creator / burning program -

"CDRToolsFrontend"

...and with it you are able to select a floppy image to create the
bootable part of the CD image - i.e. point the program at the bootable
floppy image and it will create a bootable CD that emulates booting from
"A:" drive!

It does leave you with 99% of your CD image empty - but then I use it to
create bootable DOS installation CDs, with Windows 95, 98 or ME setup CABs
making up the rest of the image.


Download the Full Installer .EXE file:
http://www.demosten.com/cgi-bin/download.pl?src=cdrfe12_exe

Or download the ZIP file:
http://www.demosten.com/cgi-bin/download.pl?src=cdrfe12_zip

Their Database is reported as being "down" just now, but here are the
links to download the version I use, you can check them out again at a
later date or do a "google search" for CDRToolsFrontend :-

http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&q=CDRTools Frontend


==

Cheers, Tim Meddick, Peckham, London. :)

Thanks Tim. I've been struggling with Bart's http://www.nu2.nu/bootcd/,
BCDW (http://www.wolfgang-brinkmann.de/index_e.html) and
http://bootcd.narod.ru/bcdw_e.htm#ini_main

It's not nearly as easy as I had hoped. I'll study your links as well, I
appreciate your info.
 

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