01-19-2009 03:50 PM
FreeDOS fails booting because it doesn't find command.com (TurboDsk says "C: disk unformatted"); is there some way to trick it?
It's unbelievable that in 2009 a floppy is still needed to do such things...
01-19-2009 04:12 PM
01-19-2009 04:48 PM
Yes I burned the iso into a CD, but then when booting from CD it fails with the mentioned message.
I managed to hack the update process, and it completed, but it seems I now have two disks reporting right size but completely empty or so...
01-22-2009 04:01 AM
I have the same problem.
I've tried downloading an MSDOS 6.22 ISO, booting with that then putting the Seagate SD1A iso CD in, but when I type "Dir" at the command prompt non-alphabetic characters appear.
I noticed mabian/Mario mentioned some similar hack to this in another thread (I presume the disks didn't work because you had the 2nd Firmware with 500G disks?). Perhaps you could let me know where you got your DOS boot image from.
Or is there another solution - anybody?
01-22-2009 05:20 AM
as I said, once you have a bootable CD and a RAM disk or working hard disk /USB stick recognizable by DOS, you don't have to burn the ISO as Seagate released it.
You have to extract the boot image from the ISO and burning it on a different CD.
Then you have to copy the contents on the writable support and tweak the flash.bat script.
I haven't yet found a way to fool FreeDOS and maing it boot correctly without a floppy drive in the system; I've been told a USB floppy can do, but I haven't it available so no way to try...
01-22-2009 05:52 AM
How do I "extract the boot image from the ISO"? After googling for ISO editors I tried MagicISO but that only displays the readme and DriveDetect utility.
01-22-2009 05:56 AM
Open the ISO with 7zip, extract the .img file that is in the [BOOT] folder inside the ISO.
Then open the img file with magic iso.
If you open the img file with 7zip you get wrong files.
01-22-2009 06:37 AM
WinRAR can also open ISO files.
Or search for Microsoft Virtual CD-ROM Control Panel (VCdControlTool.exe) which lets you mount any ISO file as a new drive.
That would also let you get the files out of the ISO.
I think DaemonTools is another software that lets you mount ISO files as a drive.
01-22-2009 06:42 AM
Add Virtual Clone Drive as tool for opening ISO, but I don't know if those mentioned can "see" and allow copying of boot files.
7zip can do it.