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tomleem wrote:Could one use it to install ReactOS?
xpert wrote:MEMDISK simulates a disk by claiming a chunk of high memory for the disk and a (very small - 2K typical) chunk of low (DOS) memory for the driver itself, then hooking the INT 13h (disk driver) and INT 15h (memory query) BIOS interrupts. "
SomeGuy wrote:Unfortunately BIOS software like this is mostly only useful for DOS based OSes. (mainly DOS/Win95/98/ME). Once a modern OS like Linux, or NT gets passed the boot loader it stops using BIOS and requires a standard recognized hardware interface.
Bblaauw wrote:Should the WinVblock driver ever be integrated into ReactOS, then you'd have the chance to install ReactOS from a single ISO file. Quite usefull considering optical media and drives are heading the way of the dodo..ehm..floppy
xpert wrote:May be you all should look at this software:
"MEMDISK is meant to allow booting legacy operating systems. MEMDISK can boot floppy images, hard disk images and some ISO images.
MEMDISK simulates a disk by claiming a chunk of high memory for the disk and a (very small - 2K typical) chunk of low (DOS) memory for the driver itself, then hooking the INT 13h (disk driver) and INT 15h (memory query) BIOS interrupts. "
This USB flash drive is - supposedly - seen as not just as a flash drive but also as an optical drive. Could one use it to install ReactOS? According to the site, one could install the iso file onto the optical part of the drive and use it like an optical drive to install an os or software from it. They are still looking for investors but it would be interesting if it could install ROS from it to a computer without an optical drive. Could this work? (perhaps in theory since it is not available yet).
"At first blush, the idea of the Isostick might not seem that amazing. In simplest terms, it’s a USB flash drive that your computer detects as an optical drive. ... "
"A new Kickstarter project called the IsoStick aims to change that with a small USB flash drive capable of re-installing your laptop’s operating system. HackADay found the project, which is a memory stick containing all of the software and drivers needed to essentially trick your laptop into thinking that the device is actually an optical drive, not a flash drive."
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