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#1 ztron

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 02:49 PM

hi booters,

 

I think I am seeing more tutorials in the Forums under this tutorial group

than there is under the main Tutorial link at the top of the page?

especially the main Tutorial FDD subsection.seems quite small.

 

if there is any intrerest in how I make my WIn8.1 boot floppy,

I could post a draft before too long

 

people may not want floppies any more anyway

 

if so I guess it should be on the forums until it is approved for real

 

let me know

I will respond with some limitation at first since I will be away from the PC lab a bit

 

thanks for having this site to begin with,

 

ztron

 



#2 Wonko the Sane

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 04:36 PM

Well, a boot floppy is still useful, even without any floppy hardware, for particular setups (used as image from grub4dos or syslinux/memdisk).

If there are any "news", differences or *whatever* from the "known" method/approach, that works for Vista :ph34r: and 7:

http://www.multiboot....uk/floppy.html

 it would be interesting to know about them.

 

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 11:08 PM

hi Wonko,
 
good to see you replying, especially with a worthwhile link
 
looks like there were a few viewers but only you respond, so thanks
 
I'm a multibooter too, and have gotten some good ideas from the Multibooters UK site in the past,
have not fully explored it and never saw his vista write up, looks good,
and same basic technique I used
 
I was thinking a pure microsoft floppy would be one of my approaches for Korun and his bootmgr problem to
run his VHD regardless of mangled bootrecords on his USB HDD
 
I also have used a plop floppy and it is great for about the same thing (and more) without changing the HDD either
 
within the plop zipfile is a 1.44mb floppy image that rocks
 
I know you are an alternative booter from way back,
and a W81 boot floppy is really not that remarkable
 
since its just a floppy after all
 I always keep the real floppy hardware handy, still having a FDD on every desktop
  and a USB model for shared laptop use
 
what I have been making for NT6 is a multibooting floppy
 to start a dual (at least) booting PC having XP & W81 as well as DOS stored on the floppy itself
 
mainly something old under the sun, especially DOS
 
Do you ever use DMDE disk editor?
 that is what I like now to handle the bootsector backups and replacements,
  it is very worthwhile, has DOS, Linux, and Windows versions
 
so my NT6 bootfloppy technique would be probably more useful as an introductory exercise for new multibooters
 while introducing them to DMDE and BCDediting for latest Windows
  and only risking a floppy instead of a HDD
   plus for youngsters maybe their first whack at DOS and floppies both
 
I don't know if it is a useful enough effort myself, since I added NT6 (during vista days, it gagged me too)
 to the established NT5/DOS dual boot floppy it has no longer been universal
  and tied to the mother NT6 PC without more difficult BCDediting like the NT5 floppy was not
 
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Posted 15 October 2013 - 08:21 AM

 

Do you ever use DMDE disk editor?
 that is what I like now to handle the bootsector backups and replacements,
  it is very worthwhile, has DOS, Linux, and Windows versions

 

You must be joking :w00t:

I am probably the single most prolific poster in the Western world about how nice it is :smiling9: since I discovered it in 2010 or so:

http://www.msfn.org/...32/#entry943645

 

What I personally use for (much simpler) disk editing, especially when it comes to MBR's and bootsectors is however good ol' Tiny Hexer (for which I wrote a few viewers):

http://reboot.pro/to...-hexer-scripts/

 

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Posted 15 October 2013 - 08:58 AM

looks like a bad sabbatical

 

mirkes.de domain is for sale, and no more files

 

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Posted 15 October 2013 - 09:20 AM

looks like a bad sabbatical

 

mirkes.de domain is for sale, and no more files

 

ztron

Well, if you actually READ the thread (as opposed to just first post) you may be able to find Tiny Hexer alright :whistling:.

 

http://reboot.pro/to...ripts/?p=134461

http://www.softpedia...load-35737.html

 

DO NOT whine! :ph34r:

 

:cheers:

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Posted 17 October 2013 - 03:49 AM

ha ha   that was not a whine I was having, more like a beer!

 

I have enjoyed your messages when I see them because it looks like you always want to make sense

or make sense of the situation, and either one is not so easy to do

 

I was more disappointed the site was not there than the files, seems like a gifted person who has offered a lot

and has a lot more to offer

 

anyway I did read a little bit of the thread, but a lot of these things are in areas I have not pursued

enough to gain a lot of ability or be able to contribute very helpfully

 

without finishing the thread I could see where it was leading and looked like there were others on the forum who would be linking to the files in their archives, this is a good place

 

plus I think I already have at least one version of tinyhexer when I was collecting editors,

but ended up using HxD before I moved to DMDE

 

cheers,

ztron






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