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About pathwayus69

  • Birthday 03/05/1986

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  1. Thanks ever one for the great input, I haven't had time to work on this project with Christmas and new years and now trying to play catch up at work. I hope to get some free time to work on the project again soon.
  2. Ok So tired that tonight with the rig Root(fd0) Filesystem type is fat, using whole disk dd =if()/Sec_6571.bin of=bin of=(hd0)65+1 bs=512 count=1 buf_size=0x1000, loops=0x1. in_pos+0x0000000000000000, out_pos=0x000000000000000 00000000 bytes read / written x0000000000000200 / 0x0000000000000200 then after running rootnoverify (hd0) chainloader +1 boot system just sit at _ I will try to get a copy of the mbr not sure if I will get it tonight as i half to take the unit back apart. Thanks you for all the help
  3. Sorry I left the /Sec_ in my post but had tried that also, I will try "dd if=(fd0)/Sec_6571.bin of=(hd0)65+1 bs=512 count=1" The joys or working on older hardware/software but at lest am learning something.
  4. I've tried a few times using the dd command when I load grub command line I did the falling. root (fd0) the message below is Filesystem type is fat, using whole disk. dd if=Sec_6571.bin of=(hd0)65+1 bs=512 count=1 Error 11: Unrecognized device string, or you omitted the required Device part which should lead the filename. I did double check to make sure i have grub 4.4 and I is. I double check the cloning software i've clone software "EaseUS Partition Master 13.0" and gparted in linux both of them just see two partitions. The main one partition with os, and the other one which has the recovery drive.
  5. Sorry it took a few days to get back to you, just got to sit how and work on it tonight here is a copy of mysects, I do have one questions would it be copy /c other then b? http://www.mediafire.com/file/vfjq24ii0xmr39i/MYSECTS.BIN/file
  6. Just tried Grub 0.4.5c and the system would not boot off it, so I also tried 4.4 which works but it does not recognized the "insmod"
  7. The drive is in fat32, I will download and try to use grub 0.4.5.c, I've been using a floppy haven't even tried a usb flash drive as old as the rig is. You would think just clone the hard drive wouldn't be as big of deal but hey legacy can sometime be a pain. It's been a long time since I have used dos so am having to relearn every thing as I go. Once again thanks for the help I will try to get the information you asked for posted up tonight.
  8. So I ran the test, Under #1 the system the system boot just like it should, #2 it flash some text across the screen then return back to the Grub command line. #3 the system locks up after running the boot command. Something else I noticed tonight is if the system try to boot form the hard drive on it also freeze up and all _ flashes on the screen. I did check the files on the floppy drive and there wasn't a sys.com on it. I went back to another 98 rig and made another start up disk but still no sys.com So after that i check on allbootdisks.com and found a copy with sys c: It said system transfer but no chance in the boot. Thanks for the help so far.
  9. I've been using a boot disc and when i tried SYS C: form the A:/ I got invalid command, I will take another look tonight when I get in form work.
  10. Thanks for the lead w jaclaz, Grub 4.4 works well with Presario. It even auto finds windows 98 and loads it. After that test I went back and used the command line. Found everything on (Hd0), and was able to load it off that. I went back and checked in fdsik to make sure the primary partition was set to primary and active, and it is. Thanks Deomsh, I did try SYS C: but had no luck with that. So my next question is what is the next step I need to take to get it to boot on its own with out grub. I've look throw grub with it help but havn't tried to make any changes yet.
  11. Thanks for the info, I will be taking a look at both of them.
  12. So I picked up a Compaq Presario 1200 laptop. It has the original os install on it, but the hard drive sounds like its on it's last leg so want to make a clone of it. I picked up a pata to usb adapter so far I have tired Easeus partition master 13.0 and Gparted in linux. Copy partitions over to the new drive then install it into the Presario and all i get is "no operation system found. The drive show up in the bios and if use the boot disk form windows 98 boot disk and run dir for both partitions it show all the files. I have also tried "Fdisk/ MBR" to replace the Master boot record but still no luck.
  13. Thanks for the info I will try that out
  14. Thanks i've used them a bit but am not crazy about there website layout. Also have been using http://vetusware.com/ but there download rules sucks. Ill give that try my old 98rig and i will also try the me and see if that works.
  15. Seem like i was able to use it a few years ago, but just got to working on my older rigs and well some times it not as easy finding older software. The way it goes i guess.
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