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OSx16 Bootable USB Drive And Games

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Dear Atari/Commodore/DOS Games Friends


Due To Some Problems For Obtaining and Burning CD-ROM's,

Bootable Image File For USB Flash Devices,

"OSX16 Version 6.22 Beta Release Revision 6.22.04 (USB).IMG",

is Available, Just Now.


Attention :

Don't Use Any Boot-Flash Burner For Burning Bootable USB Flash Device.

Use Hex File/Drive Editor, Only.


Extract .7z File -> "OSX16 Version 6.22 Beta Release Revision 6.22.04 (USB).IMG"

1) Open File (USB .IMG File)

2) Select All

2) Copy

3) Open Drives

4) Select and Open USB FLASH MEMORY AS PHYSICAL Drive

5) Paste Over

6) Save Changes.


Don't Attempt To Open Drive In Windows (Contents Are Invisible).

Plug USB Flash to USB Port

Restart System and Select Boot Drive -> USB


Good Luck


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IMPORTANT :

Create a full backup From Your Files(DATA) In USB DRIVE/DEVICE/MEMORY and save the drive contents

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Good idea. Is there a way to just install DOS to a bootable USB drive with FAT file system so you can drag and drop games on it? Will DOS go berzerk on an 8 core 4.2Ghz machine with 16Gb RAM installed???

 

Also windows 8.1/10 users will need to turn off EFI boot in BIOS in order to dual boot other OS, if your PC supports it. Also you need to enable legacy USB device support in BIOS, otherwise your USB keyboard and mouse will not work.

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dos will run fine on a modern machine BUT good luck getting it to see your sound card, more than X memory (I forget what X is Its been a few years) and sata devices in AHCI mode

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Dear Sir,

Will DOS go berzerk on an 8 core 4.2Ghz machine with 16Gb RAM installed???

Sir, DOS Family Operating Systems Needs At Least 640KB Conventional Memory, And Developed For PC's With Intel's Processors That Supports 8086 Architecture (As You Know).

Also windows 8.1/10 users will need to turn off EFI boot in BIOS in order to dual boot other OS, if your PC supports it

Yes Sir,

EFI (Also UEFI) is designed to improve software interoperability and address limitations of BIOS.
All 64-bit versions of PCs running Windows with a logo from the Windows Certification Program will use UEFI instead of BIOS.
After Turning off The "Extensible Firmware Interface (EFI) specification", System Switches To Standard BIOS Specification Status.

 

Also you need to enable legacy USB device support in BIOS, otherwise your USB keyboard and mouse will not work

Yes Sir,

Not only For "OSx16" Operating System, But Also For Other DOS Family Bootable USB Devices, Too.
Turning on The USB LEGACY SUPPORT Option, provides control and status capability for the legacy keyboard and mouse functions.

... with FAT file system so you can drag and drop games on it?

Sir,

If You Have HDD(s) With FAT16 And/Or Floppy Disk Drive (and Floppy Disk With Fat12), You Can Access/Execute/Run Files And Programs Stored In Those Mass-Storage Devices.
"OSx16" Supports FAT (FAT16/FAT12).

Note:
There are some differences between the OSx16 and MS-DOS, PC-DOS, FreeDOS, ... Operating Systems.
Some Programs And Games For DOS, Works Under OSx16, MS-DOS and PC-DOS Environments, Only.

And ... Very Nice Logo/Picture (Milky Way Galaxy).

 

Thank You, And Thanks A lot For Your Comments
Good Luck

Edited by Atari 2600 H.E.R.O

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Is there a way to get PC Speaker working on modern motherboards with integrated sound? Do they still have headers for an internal speaker?

 

I also always use IDE mode for SATA drives when installing new Windows installations, but most preconfigured PCs, Laptops, etc use AHCI. My Windows 8 laptop has AHCI enabled and if I change it to IDE mode in BIOS, the system fails to boot. There is a way to repair the boot sector with a retail Windows disc in order to convert the OS to other boot mode, but my laptop did not come with a retail disc, and I'm not about to bork my OS by tampering with the boot sector. As the old saying goes, "if it ain't broke, don't fix it..."

 

In fact, if you are booting from USB instead of SATA, using AHCI for SATA drives may actually be safer because DOS won't see the drives. It would be easy to ruin a windows installation very quickly by dual booting with DOS. A command like C:\FDISK will wipe the entire hard drive in one second.

 

Maybe a sandbox environment like DOSBOX might be wiser. You can also throttle the CPU speed for old 386 apps that go berserk on fast CPUs.

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dunno about brand names, but most motherboards you buy to build yourself do, heck a lot of them still have headers for serial and printer ports heh

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Sir,

 

Is there a way to get PC Speaker working on modern motherboards with integrated sound? Do they still have headers for an internal speaker?

Source of Sound for PC-Speaker (internal speaker) Is " Programmable Interval Timer (PIT)",

Source of Sound/Audio (Via On-Board Chipsets or Add-On ISA/PCI Sound Cards) Is "Digital Sound Processor (DSP)".

You Can Disconnect Internal Speaker, And Connect It To System Output (Rear/Front) With Wiring (Hardwire).

 

I also always use IDE mode for SATA drives when installing new Windows ...

-> OS Installing/Installation Manual.

 

Yes, "If It Ain't Broke, Don't Fix It...".

 

Good Luck.

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I actually sat down and compared performance of a mechanical disk in IDE and AHCI modes, AHCI overall is faster, but with a mechanical drive its not noticeable in day to day use

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I actually sat down and compared performance of a mechanical disk in IDE and AHCI modes, AHCI overall is faster, but with a mechanical drive its not noticeable in day to day use

Yes Sir,

There are differences in Bandwidths and caps.

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