Dec 102017
 
Excellent program for dynamically or by menu changing CONFIG.SYS and AUTOEXEC.BAT during boot. This does not change files then reboot, it is truly dynamic. Great for little used devices like scanners, CD-ROM, etc. Update

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BOOT.SYS v2.02 - The heavy-duty config
manager. Gives you one or more menus out of
CONFIG.SYS, similar to DOS6. Adds pretty
menu, if/then/else, use of variables, and
on-the-fly editing in CONFIG.SYS; reboot from
cmd line; installation program upgrades DOS6
multi-config; more! Does NOT write to your
disk! NO resident driver under DOS6! 20 items
per menu/25 menus. DOS 2.11 to 6.2 (DR, too),
supports DOS=, QEMM7. Auth: Hans Salvisberg


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Excellent program for dynamically or by menu changing CONFIG.SYS and AUTOEXEC.BAT during boot. This does not change files then reboot, it is truly dynamic. Great for little used devices like scanners, CD-ROM, etc. Update
File Name File Size Zip Size Zip Type
BOOTINST.EXE 204886 204868 deflated
DESCRIBE.DOC 9627 3331 deflated
FILE_ID.DIZ 452 326 deflated
READ.ME 6407 2457 deflated
VENDOR.DOC 2956 1279 deflated

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Contents of the READ.ME file


BOOT.SYS v2.02 - The heavy-duty config
manager. Gives you one or more menus out of
CONFIG.SYS, similar to DOS6. Adds pretty
menu, if/then/else, use of variables, and
on-the-fly editing in CONFIG.SYS; reboot from
cmd line; installation program upgrades DOS6
multi-config; more! Does NOT write to your
disk! NO resident driver under DOS6! 20 items
per menu/25 menus. DOS 2.11 to 6.2 (DR, too),
supports DOS=, QEMM7. Auth: Hans Salvisberg




BOOT.SYS READ.ME Version 2.02



BOOT.SYS(tm) and the accompanying programs and documentation are


Copyright (c) 1989, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1994 Hans Salvisberg
All rights reserved




BOOT.SYS lets you display one or more menus at boot-up time and
have different parts of CONFIG.SYS and/or AUTOEXEC.BAT executed
depending on which menu options you select. Its basic functional-
ity is similar to the multi-config feature in MS/PC-DOS 6.x, but
BOOT.SYS goes much further with a nice menu, if/then/else and use
of variables in CONFIG.SYS, and editing of designated CONFIG.SYS
lines on-the-fly, just to name a few.



Shareware Distribution ()

BOOT.SYS is distributed as shareware which means you may try it
out free of charge if you accept the license agreement in the
accompanying documentation. If BOOT.SYS serves your needs and you
keep it installed on your PC after the initial trial period then
you must register.

You may share BOOT.SYS with your friends and associates and
upload it to public bulletin boards. Please pass it on unmodified
in the original archive as BOOTnnn.EXE where nnn is the version
number. If there are less than 7 characters available for the
file name then truncate at the end.



Packing List

The following files make up the shareware version of BOOT.SYS,
archived in a self-extracting self-installing archive (typically
named BOOTnnn.ZIP):

READ.ME this file
DESCRIBE.DOC descriptions of various lengths
VENDOR.DOC information about distributing BOOT.SYS
FILE_ID.DIZ BBS on-line file description
BOOTINST.EXE self-extracting self-installing archive contain-
ing the BOOT.SYS programs and documentation
(sometimes named BOOTnnn.EXE)




How to Proceed

Create a bootable diskette and try it out; make sure you can edit
your CONFIG.SYS and AUTOEXEC.BAT files. It is very unlikely that
you will need to use the boot diskette, but you should never make
any changes to your configuration files without having a working
bootable diskette.

Now run the BOOTINST.EXE program. It will

- ask you for a target directory (It doesn't have to exist but
it shouldn't have any other files in it.)

- extract the following files into the target directory:

BOOT.SYS the menu program to call from CONFIG.SYS
BOOT.EXE a supporting utility
BOOT.DOC the documentation for BOOT.SYS
QEMM.DOC additional information for QEMM users
PAUSE.SYS a utility to aid in debugging complex setups
LICENSE.DOC end user license agreement
ORDER.DOC registration information and order form
SITELICE.DOC site license information and order form
SHAREBK.AD an ad for a how-to guide to shareware
SAMPLES\ directory with a number of sample files

- guide you through the installation

- create sample configuration files that you can use to try
out BOOT.SYS right away

- create a log file with detailed explanations customized for
your system

BOOTINST does NOT make any changes to your CONFIG.SYS and AUTOEX-
EC.BAT files. We have tried our best to make BOOTINST work with
all configuration files, but it is possible that you have an
unusual CONFIG.SYS that we did not foresee. We rely on you to
examine the log file and the sample configuration files. Make
sure they look reasonable and then copy them over your CONFIG.SYS
and AUTOEXEC.BAT and reboot.



Upgrade Information

See ORDER.DOC for information about upgrading from a previous
version of BOOT.SYS.



QEMM Users

Please read QEMM.DOC!



If you need help

We have worked hard to make BOOT.SYS easy to set up and maintain,
but if you need help in getting started or if you have any other
questions, you can contact us at the address below. However,
please understand that we reserve the major part of our support
efforts for our registered users (= paying customers).

Salvisberg Software & Consulting
Bellevuestr. 18, CH-3095 Berne, SWITZERLAND

CompuServe: 73237,3556 (CMail or IBMSYS forum)
Internet: [email protected]
X.400: c=us;a=compuserve;p=csmail;d=id:73237.3556
MCI Mail: EMS: CompuServe
MBX: p=csmail
MBX: d=id=73237,3556
ATTMail: mhs/c=us/ad=compuserve/pd=csmail/d.id=73237.3556
or mhs!csmail!73237.3556
Telex (U.S.): 3762848 CompuServe
TO: 73237,3556 {as 1st line of message!}

If you should be unable to contact us under these addresses
please write to the Association of Shareware Professionals (ASP),
545 Grover Road, Muskegon, MI 49442-9427, U.S.A. and ask for our
new address, or ask in the Shareware Forum on CompuServe (GO
SHAREWARE).

In the U.S. you can get professional phone support by calling

1-900-88-HELP-8

even if you have not yet registered BOOT.SYS. This service is
available 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, central
time. You will be charged $2.00 per minute with the first 18
seconds being free. Availability and terms of this service may
change without notice.



Thank you for trying out BOOT.SYS!

Hans Salvisberg




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