[syslinux] Memdisk & XP MS-Dos Startup Disk with Oformat

Blaauw,Bernd B. B.Blaauw at student.fontys.nl
Wed Sep 22 14:17:14 PDT 2004

You are out of luck if MS did hardcode OFORMAT/CVTAREA to only accept Windows Millennium Edition.

An alternative I can think of is downloading FreeDOS and use VERSION=8.00 in config.sys

also ask MS why WinME kernel does not boot from MEMDISK.
I doubt MEMDISK would be the problem.

if you use the FreeDOS FREECOM program, you can change versions for programs:
CALLVER 8.00 oformat.exe oformat-options


CALLVER starts FreeCOM with the wanted version info.

So a WinME bootdisk, and replace command.com by the freedos version.
Add callver program

Make sure your config.sys will have the following line:

hope this will help you,


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