Freesco In Cd Form

Remember this is a 1.44Mb floppy disk router, space is limited.

Postby Redman276 » Wed Feb 14, 2007 11:36 am

Hi all , I'm looking for an ISO image of the latest release of Freesco . All of my Equipment does not have a floppy drive at all . So what im looking for is a stock latest release so that i can install it on my hd and run setup from there.

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Postby Howler » Wed Feb 14, 2007 2:38 pm

In this section (and all sections) there are links to "The ARCHIVED Forums" There is information on that forum on how you can create a CD of FREESCO.

There is no ISO distrobution of FREESCO, IT IS a floppy disk router by design, but a CD image has been done before, not by the FREESCO Team itself, but by a FREESCO user who has also shared that procedure with the rest of us.

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Postby Redman276 » Wed Feb 14, 2007 4:13 pm

Thanks Howler ,
it sorta helps , but not really , i dont have any machines with floppies , i have read that it can be done with cdrtools , but it needs to be installed and set up , and thats where and what i cant do is install it . if i could get a link to someone else who has it installed and has made an ISO of it , that would be awesome !!! :)


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Postby Howler » Wed Feb 14, 2007 8:33 pm

Well I tried :-/ ;-)

Well one issue that would be a problem with some one elses CD ISO image, would be that any drivers needed would not be there, the settings would not be as you need them. With that, I think I will leave this thread to some one who may be able to point you in a better direction or give some 'experienced help' with this matter.

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Postby pete108 » Wed Feb 14, 2007 9:11 pm

i haven't tried this myself but you could create a bootable cd by using floppy img that comes in the freesco download.

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Postby Slowpoke » Wed Feb 14, 2007 11:44 pm

Howler wrote:In this section (and all sections) there are links to "The ARCHIVED Forums" There is information on that forum on how you can create a CD of FREESCO.
I tried doing a forum search, but 'CD' and 'ISO' are both under the 4 character minimum required for a search term. I even tried enclosing it in quotes with spaces on either side (Ex: " ISO "), but, it still saw less than 4 characters...
pete108 wrote:...you could create a bootable cd by using floppy img that comes in the freesco download.
That would leave you with the problem Howler mentioned:
Howler wrote:...any drivers needed would not be there...

I've been thinking about this for a bit. It may be possible to manipulate the floppy image from the main Freesco zip, & transfer the contents to a 2.88M floppy image. This way the contents of the Modules zip could also be included on the same image (so that the needed drivers/modules can be copied), and THEN that final image can be used to create a bootable CD. My guess would be to first create a bootable 2.88M Floppy image, but I've never made a bootable floppy in linux before & don't know how. If someone can tell me how or where to find directions on how to do that, I would be willing to make you an ISO of Freesco 0.3.6 + modules, since I have the tools available to me to make the floppy and bootable ISO images.
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Postby Howler » Wed Feb 14, 2007 11:53 pm

Sorry, slightly off topic.

Slowpoke wrote:I tried doing a forum search, but 'CD' and 'ISO' are both under the 4 character minimum required for a search term.  I even tried enclosing it in quotes with spaces on either side (Ex: " ISO "), but, it still saw less than 4 characters...

I will see what I can do to fix that.


Back on topic.

Another possibility 'might be' to try a virtual machine (vmware/etc.) that could do some of the floppy work, using the image file and not an actual floppy drive/disk. Just a thought.

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Postby Slowpoke » Wed Feb 14, 2007 11:55 pm

Howler wrote:...try a virtual machine (vmware/etc.) that could do some of the floppy work...

Hey! Don't give away my secret tools!! :D
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Postby Redman276 » Thu Feb 15, 2007 12:22 pm

here is the freesco to bootable cd , to bad its not working right now ...

<a href='http://www.freesco.org/support-forum200607/index.php?showtopic=9824' target='_blank'>http://www.freesco.org/support-forum200607...?showtopic=9824</a>


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Postby Peppe/Sweden » Thu Feb 15, 2007 12:54 pm

Cdfixer was one of the authors of the Freesco bootable project.
There even was a website created for this and, sadly I can´t find the link for it .
Futher more , Cdfixer did make several complete images and they where posted the part of the forum the was lost recently.
However , If I where you - I would PM Cdfixer and ask kindly if he has any image left.

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Postby pete108 » Thu Feb 15, 2007 7:21 pm

i created an iso image with a freesco 0.3.6 bootdisk image on it. i haven't tested it except to boot it. it gave me error about /dev/fd0 not being a valid block device, but other then that it did boot. you might be able to use it to boot and install to hard drive. i also include the module disk on the cdrom and place the isofs.o file into the drv directory on the boot image.

it can be downloaded from here, <a href='http://pete108.homeip.net/packages/freesco-0.3.6.iso' target='_blank'>http://pete108.homeip.net/packages/freesco-0.3.6.iso</a> let me know if it works.

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Postby netguru » Sat Feb 17, 2007 7:30 pm

I have the FREESCOpics - BootableCD Project server sitting right in front of me.

it has been extremely busy out in my neck of the woods, however I will
see if those files are still on it and if so upload them to an online
webserver.
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Postby CDFiXER » Thu Mar 01, 2007 2:30 pm

Weeeelll, it wasn't me who was working on this. I worked (he told me what to type, I typed :) ) with Lightning on getting Freesco to work on M-Systems DOC's. That was about the only storage media work I have done with Freesco.

Not trying to be rude, just wanted to let the forum know.

Maybe this has already been covered but have you checked out Dingetje's website for info? Especially the FAQ section?

<a href='http://freescofaq.hopto.org/faq/1_21_en.html' target='_blank'>http://freescofaq.hopto.org/faq/1_21_en.html</a>

Oops, that talks about Freesco already installed on a HDD.
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Postby System32 » Mon Apr 16, 2007 11:38 am

Hi to all. This is my version <a href='http://nab.kiev.ua/forum/viewtopic.php?id=323' target='_blank'>http://nab.kiev.ua/forum/viewtopic.php?id=323</a> But it is russian version. If you want, i can to alter it on the english
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Postby Doc Nielsen » Mon Apr 16, 2007 5:28 pm

I've been playing with the thought of making a freesco installer for cd, which can act as either freesco live-cd, install on hdd, and install on fdd. Perhaps now would be a good time to make some experiments. :)
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