Review your favorite Linux distribution.
Go Back > Forums > Non-*NIX Forums > General
User Name
General This forum is for non-technical general discussion which can include both Linux and non-Linux topics. Have fun!


  Search this Thread
Old 01-18-2008, 09:42 AM   #1
Registered: Mar 2007
Location: Boston
Distribution: Ubuntu Gutsy
Posts: 50

Rep: Reputation: 15
Load USB drive info on FreeDOS

I have a question for anybody who knows anything about DOS, particularly FreeDOS 1.0 Final.

As you know, there is no USB driver available with the DOS kernel. Disk drives in DOS are extremely different from Linux. Each drive is assigned a letter during boot time, and each drive is separate.
I was wondering if it were possible to create a program that would be able to read the USB drive, and copy all it's data to a specified folder on the C:\ drive, and then, after the user makes their changes, saves the changes to the USB drive. It sounds easier than doing it the official DOS way, and in fact sounds very Linux/Unix.
Old 02-17-2008, 05:53 AM   #2
Senior Member
Registered: Dec 2007
Location: In front of my LINUX OR MAC BOX
Distribution: Mandriva 2009 X86_64 suse 11.3 X86_64 Centos X86_64 Debian X86_64 Linux MInt 86_64 OS X
Posts: 2,369

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Post load usb drive into freedos

I am still from the dos days I can not of any solution
Even in past if you do not have the wright driver it will not work
Looking on the internet I found it sells a cd according to him
it contains the old dos including the new devices drivers
But he did not mention a price It seems to be a company in Canada or USA
I start up my old machine using windows 98 but I can not find a usb driver

Maybe it something for you

good luck



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
load current DSL info onto usb stick davehateMS DamnSmallLinux 1 10-23-2007 01:44 AM
Info about switches that do per-packet load balancing!! vishamr2000 Linux - Networking 8 06-21-2007 04:01 AM
What modules do I need to load to boot from a USB External Hard Drive? sebajo Linux - Hardware 1 12-30-2006 10:29 PM
Konqueror won't load on KDE after usb flash drive inserted Black_Knight Mandriva 6 03-26-2006 09:06 AM
SCSI info when i plug in USB Drive cryptoX Linux - Newbie 1 07-18-2005 01:12 PM > Forums > Non-*NIX Forums > General

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:22 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration