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booting DOS without native BIOS support?

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#1 mr_


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Posted 16 July 2008 - 05:40 PM

How to boot a device not native supported by BIOS to boot? Is there something similar to 'fake signature method' also for DOS beside Plop for USB?

The only thing I can also think of is to have a floppy disk or a virtual el torito floppy image on CD-ROM with USB drivers for DOS on disk. But this is no real booting, only a very ugly workaround.

Also any other nice solutions?

#2 was_jaclaz



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Posted 17 July 2008 - 07:39 AM

Yep, the only "other" way is, just like the "XP Kansas City Shuffle", is the use of a "kicker" disk.

Some ideas for such an attempt are here, in a thread that remained unfinished for lack of interest/time/reources:

If you are interested into experimenting and have the needed hardware, I can dig out the test environment/diskette I prepared at the time.


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