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Offline bbond007

Create PC-TASK hardisk image without using floppies.
« on: September 29, 2011, 08:21:14 PM »
Hello@

I decided to set up PC-Task because I bought 1260 and soon I will have CPU cycles to burn. I had never seen it or used it, so I decided to try it out. I figured I’d install my old Borland Turbo-c and Turbo Pascal environments.  Anyway, it took me a few attempts to figure this out,  but this is a fairly quick process if someone wants to tinker around with PC-TASK now that it is free. Also, I was quite surprised how quickly it actually runs on a 030/40mhz!

My most obvious problem was that the only machine I own that still has a floppy drive is the Amiga 1200. Also, all of the disk images I could find were all 1.44s. I did have a USB floppy drive, however someone borrowed it and never returned it.  

You’ll  need a few files to get started:

Obviously PC-TASK.

http://eab.abime.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=24991&d=1271397646

This AREXX script will mount the dos bootdisk image to SPC0:

http://aminet.net/util/rexx/isomount124.lha

Finally. The dos 6.22 boot disk.

http://s93616405.onlinehome.us/bootdisk/622c.zip

(from bootdisk.com under "Non-Windows Based Image Files W/ImageApp")

unzip 622c.zip

extract isomount124.lha

copy filedisk.device to sys:devs

copy isomount sys:c

type the command:

protect c:isomount +se

Make sure you have CrossDOSFileSystem in L:

isomount 622C.IMG

load PC-task and Create a hardisk file.  I called mine DOS622C

Set the A: drive for  SPC0:
Set the C: to  DOS622C (or whatever you called the HD image)

Once you boot run fdisk and create a primary partition.

Type the following commands

Format C:/s

cd C:

mkdir DOS

cd DOS

copy a:.

copy a:autoexec.bat c:\

copy a:config.sys c:\

edit c:\config.sys

change driver=himem.sys to driver=C:\DOS\HIMEM.SYS

“rem” out the line that says DEVICE=cd1.SYS (look at the others for example)

edit c:\autoexec.bat

add PATH=C:\DOS

you can also add DOSKEY if you’d like which gives you scroll-back command line.

You may want “rem” out that MSCDEX line too if you are not going to use a cd-rom.
« Last Edit: September 29, 2011, 11:00:52 PM by bbond007 »
 

Offline Caius

Re: Create PC-TASK hardisk image without using floppies.
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2011, 10:16:36 PM »
Very nice. I might try it out. :)

Is the line with just "copy a:." right? Never seen that syntax.
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Offline bbond007

Re: Create PC-TASK hardisk image without using floppies.
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2011, 10:58:27 PM »
Quote from: Caius;661913
Very nice. I might try it out. :)

Is the line with just "copy a:." right? Never seen that syntax.


its the same as copy a:*.*
 

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Re: Create PC-TASK hardisk image without using floppies.
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2011, 11:20:48 PM »
Thanks for that guide.  I'll give it a go when I get a chance.
« Last Edit: September 29, 2011, 11:33:34 PM by Darrin »
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