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OS/2 program that allows you to put DOS system files on floppy disks without exiting OS/2, booting DOS, and formating using format /s. Works under OS/2 2.0.
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OS/2 program that allows you to put DOS system files on floppy disks without exiting OS/2, booting DOS, and formating using format /s. Works under OS/2 2.0.
File Name File Size Zip Size Zip Type
BOOTABLE.EXE 16270 9997 deflated
BOOTABLE.ICO 888 180 deflated
READ.ME 1397 712 deflated

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Readme file for BOOTABLE.EXE
6/7/92

Bootable.exe represents my 2nd attempt at creating a method to make DOS
bootable diskettes while running OS/2 2.0. Since I have only OS/2 on my
machine (no dual boot), I was forced to boot DOS from diskette in order to
run the DOS format command. What a hassle.

Bootable.exe works in two steps. First, put a DOS bootable diskette into
one of your floppy drives and give the command:
bootable -s a: or,
bootable -s b:
This will take a snapshot of your boot sector, system files io.sys, msdos.sys
(or ibmbio.com and ibmdos.com), and command.com and place them in your
current directory.
Second, with a freshly formatted diskette with NO LABEL in either floppy
drive, issue the command:
bootable a: or,
bootable b:
This will merge the saved boot sector with the one on the new diskette,
retaining the correct diskette parameters, copy over the system files and
command.com. You now have a DOS bootable diskette!

You can take snapshots of various flavors of DOS and place the files in
different directories.

Let me know how it works or if there are any problems. I can be reached
on Compuserve, and often in the IBMOS2 forum.

This was built using TopSpeed C++ ver 3.02 for OS/2.

7/3/92
Fixed merging algorithm for the destination floppy's boot sector.


William Kappauf
71625.1734




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