> MakeBS.cmd ALPHA RELEASE, A small batch file to modify NTLDR bootsectors
post Jun 8 2007, 09:06 PM
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Following one of cdob's hint here:
By the way: did you opened KB310994 floppy image? Bootsector loads setupldr.bin.

I put together a small batch file to perform a copy of current bootsector of a partition (FAT16 or FAT32, NT/2K/XP/2003 "standard" bootsector invoking NTLDR) and to modify this copy as to load ANOTHER loader, for example SETUPLDR.BIN, thus making this copy "chainloadable" from NTLDR through a BOOT.INI entry.

The .cmd is attached here, I would like members that like to experiment to try it, the batch in itself is safe as it simply does a backup of your current bootsector to a file BackupBS.ori in the root of the same drive, then makes a copy of it, modifying the latter as to invoke another bootsector; optionally it adds a suitable entry in BOOT.INI.

There is NO help file, but if you run the batch in any directory without parameters or with /? as parameter it will display in the console window detailed usage info and links for the "inner engine" aka the dsfo.exe part of the DSFOK toolkit.

Since the "ALPHA" status of the release, the use and testing of the batch is suggested ONLY to
individuals that can be refeered to as:
Now there's a frood who really knows where his towel is.

with, additionally, a decent knowledge of booting/multibooting in the DOS/NT/WINDOWS world.

I sincerely regret, mainly due to cdob's idea being posted a few days AFTER it (IMG:../forums/style_emoticons/default/happy.gif) , not having been able to release this for Towel's day:
but since I stand by the fact that "real" Towel Day is June 22, if some other member can help me in the testing/debugging, it could be possible to release a BETA or maybe even a FINAL version just in time for that date.

This application, if hopefully proven to be working, is particularly dedicated to our good spacesurfer, so that maybe he will stop going through half the internet suggesting to rename something to something else. (IMG:../forums/style_emoticons/default/wink.gif) (IMG:../forums/style_emoticons/default/whistling.gif)

Anyway, should it be working properly or not, please do report your experience, suggestions, etc., and of course, the most important thing, have fun (IMG:../forums/style_emoticons/default/smile.gif) .


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