OS from ramdrive help
What version of ghost should I use to clone 98lite so that I can run it from ramdrive? I have read that ghost has gone through many generation changes and that some versions will not work. What soft ware do I need to buy to run my OS from ramdrive? I have searched for this but I cant seem to find specific names of either the version of ghost or the software required for ramdrive. All I know is that the Microsoft supplied version is to small.
I don't understand the question. I boot Windows 98 SE lite from ramdrive. It happens like this. Autoexec.bat creates on image in ramdrive (X:) from zip file on flashdrive and puts the boot image there. My autoexec.bat takes care of this:
c:\winboot\smartdrv.exe a- b- c- d+
c:\command\xmsdsk 50000 X: /y /t /c2
c:\command\pkunzip c:\windows.zip X: -d -o
mode con codepage prepare=((850) X:\WINDOWS\COMMAND\ega.cpi)
mode con codepage select=850
xmsdsk creates the ramdrive, comspec says where the windows image is. The image registry has been modified with coa2 to think everything lives on x:
By ramdrive do you mean a flash drive, because ramdrives lose their contents when you switch off the machine (unless you have battery backup).
I have 98lite/98se running perfectly, with winamp as my media player. I want to be able to shut down and restart with the same registry every time so that I don’t eventually end up with a corrupt registry. In the event that I encounter an error I want to be able to simply shut down and restart. I am not interested in saving any data.
At this point all of this is over my head but I will pick apart and google every thing you posted until I understand it all. Any further advice links or subjects to google please post. Your advice in the past has always been great.