Prior to the last re-install of OpenSuSE 11.1 64-bit I installed FreeDOS on a primary FAT-32 partition on the first hard drive. I then re-installed OpenSuSE 11.1 and restored some data partitions. Now, when I try to boot FreeDOS, the boot, starts and then fails when looking for the shell in C:blahblahblah.
I’ve tried some of the switches from within Yast for making the partition active, mapping, etc. Not feeling a lot of love.
On IDE I have my DVD master and ls-120 slave.
OpenSuSE is happy happy joy joy with things, but FreeDOS has issues.
I believe part of the problem is the fact that one of the 1TB drives appears ahead of the 250 in the OpenSuSE hardware list, but not in the BIOS. I don’t know why, but OpenSuSE seems to sort these funny.
volume.mount_point = ‘/db_data’
volume.label = ‘’
info.product = ‘Volume (ext3)’
linux.sysfs_path = ‘/sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:07.0/host2/target2:0:0/2:0:0:0/block/sdb/sdb8’
volume.mount_point = ‘/windows/C’
volume.label = ‘FREEDOS’
info.product = ‘FREEDOS’
linux.sysfs_path = ‘/sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:08.0/host4/target4:0:0/4:0:0:0/block/sdc/sdc1’
It’s not a massive issue, but it would be nice to actually get this working. There are times when I would like to boot into DOS to run things. No, the two DOS options under OpenSuSE don’t work for those things. One has great control of floppy drives, but lousy everything else. The other only provides access to floppy drives which are already mounted by OpenSuSE. Neither work well for installation or other procedures which require floppy changes and a fully functional system.