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Windows 3.11 Bootable

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I have created expanded on a Bootable Version of Windows
3.1.

This is Available at /Operating Systems/Windows/Windows 3.11 Bootable/ on Andys Download 2 Server


The following changed I have done are -

The update of a CD-Rom Driver using vide-ccd.sys
Added to use 1.64MB Format on 1.44MB
Implemented RAM Drive to use 5Mb as HD Space but can be changed in WIN.BAT.
Created 2 Versions one with Paint and the other Without Paint but with NTFS Support
Removed Options for Help and Links to "Dead" File on the OS using ResHacker.
Allows the Saving of Setting by copying INF Files to Location on Floppy Disk and Restoring.
Updated OS to Windows 3.11 and Added Y2K Fixes and Calculator Fix.
Updated MS-Dos Version to 7.1
Updated Certain Icons to Windows 95 Style

This is a List of Improvement Which I Need Help With

To allow More RAM to be used than 256MB as most Machines use more than this. This can be done with allocation more space, but this is not a fix. I have been given info about using files from MINI.CAB on Win 98 Disk but cannot get working.

USB Support to allow Booting from a USB Drive or Viewing Files from a USB Drive

To allow Internet Access to work or Network Support if possible.

And more Programs but still boot off a Floppy Disk.

Thanks in Advance for any help
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Post by idontknow »

Just 1 question, why is there one version with paint and one without? Is there something in paint that stops NTFS from working?

Here is some info that I hope you can use for your improvements
Also for networking you need Windows 3.1 with networking or 3.11, TCP/IP needs Windows 3.11.

Norton Ghost has a USB driver for DOS, however it does not map the drive letters...

Good Luck, I can't code but I would like to help.

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Post by swellhead »

The first answer is that floppy is not big enough to have NTFS Support and Paint. Also it is now on AbyssUnderground FTP Server
under Hard Disk 2 and

/Operating Systems/Windows/Windows 3.11 Bootable/


Here are some screen shot to get some interest.

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There 2 Versions @ Moment One with NTFS Support and Not. These are in VFD Format for WinImage or Virtual PC 2004

Thanks for Looking and continuing to Help me with this Project

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Post by empireum »

If I get this right then Windows is copied into the RAM drive and run from there, right?

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Yeah to copys it self to a RAM Disk. This acts like a Hard disk but used in the RAM.

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Link to Rapidshare?

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well u can have a copy of my version if u want?

http://rapidshare.com/files/76719992/Wi ... e.exe.html

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Questions:
1) How did you change "Windows 3.11" to "Windows 3.11 Bootable"? I wanted to do this for my custom-made Windows 3.11 installer tool.
2) Rapidshare dosen't work for me, can you put it on filefactory or email it to me (asiekierka@gmail.com)?

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i used a 16 bit version of resource hacker (Borland Resource workshop)

and heres a link for it on filefactory -
http://www.filefactory.com/file/9b205b/

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Wich version has NTFS support?

Can if fit on a floppy or a small CD?
Where can i download the NTFS support version?

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please delete copy
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Post by swellhead »

this version has ntfs read support only, it uses the sys internals free version to allow you to read files from ntfs partitions.

http://www.filefactory.com/file/a0be28/

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Post by jaclaz »

Can't say if it can help you, but there is an off/on going project that is related here, called minibox:
http://www.911cd.net/forums//index.php?showtopic=16754
http://www.boot-land.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=623
http://www.boot-land.net/forums/A-semi- ... t1937.html

And another one called Win 3.5:
http://www.boot-land.net/forums/WINDOWS-35-t1144.html

The "traditional" projects are:
peephole:
http://www.devedia.com/dosghost/dos/ph_w31.htm

Digitalfish:
http://onehalf.wz.cz/archive/mini3.1/

MWIN16:
http://hk.geocities.com/roytam1/

Shards:
http://oldfiles.org.uk/lightspeed/shardsv1.imz

politalk:
http://www.geocities.com/politalk/win31/slimwin.htm


maybe you can find there some info you are missing (or maybe fill some of the blanks there )

About USB drivers, check the links in this thread:
http://www.911cd.net/forums//index.php?showtopic=18650

Also, you may want to have a look at LZ-DOS:
http://dos.nm.ru/

And at the now freeware Take Command and 4dos:
ftp://jpsoft.com/free/
http://www.4dos.hit.bg/


jaclaz

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