Creating a Boot Disk

Question:How can I create a bootable floppy diskette on OS/2, which can make my HPFS partitions accessible?
Zhengguang Li

Answer:To create a bootable floppy disk that can access HPFS partitions perform the following steps:

  1. Go to one of the many OS/2 utility download sites and get a copy of and unzip it.
  2. Run the bootos2 command to create a boot disk As this boot disk is customized for your system it should contain hpfs support if your drive has hpfs partitions.

To add hpfs support to an existing boot disk, you need to copy uhpfs.dll to the disk and update the config.sys on the disk to include the statement IFS=HPFS.IFS /CACHE:64 /CRECL:4

Another alternative is to create a set of three system utility disks. You do this go into the OS/2 system folder and then into the System Setup Folder. You will find an option there called Create Utility Diskettes.


This article written by Stephen Chapman, Felgall Pty Ltd.

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