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Wakepup2 Sep. 16, 2008 - floppy image
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Crash


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PostPosted: Wed 17 Sep 2008, 00:00    Post subject:  Wakepup2 Sep. 16, 2008 - floppy image
Subject description: For booting various media - Sep 27 version also attached
 

Attached is the September 16, 2008 version of Wakepup2 floppy image.
Help files "readme.txt" and "pcm_read.txt" are included on the image.

Here are some excerpts from the readme.txt file:

2.1 Differences Between the September 16, 2008 Release and the 3.01 Release

There are changes to all three script files - config.sys, autoexec.bat,
and pcmcia.bat. A new file, TODOS.BAT, is also added. Finally, some of the
unused files are archived to save room, some additional useful files are
included in the archive, and a text editor is added. The changes to
pcmcia.bat are extensive enough that a separate document - pcm_read.txt -
is devoted to its description. The other differences are as follows:

2.1.1 Config.sys Changes

There are considerable changes to the opening menu. Most users will use
option 1. In some cases, option 2 will be required. The other options are
more specialized. See sections 3.1 through 3.1.10 for details.

Of note, option 7 combines support for PCMCIA, Zip Parallel, and SCSI.
Again, the user must consult the pcm_read.txt for details of the options
available in this path.

2.1.2 Autoexec.bat Changes

One change was made in autoexec.bat. The change alters the behavior of the
media search process should a copy of Puppy Linux be present
simultaneously on more than one different media type. An example of this
would be if a user has an installation on a hard drive, and is trying out
another version on a USB thumb drive.

The original code selected the media in order, and assumed that the first
instance of Puppy Linux was the desired one. The search order is: IDE Hard
Drive, USB Hard Drive, USB FLASH, and CD. If the first instance of Puppy
was on the IDE Hard Drive, it would stop searching.

This version searches all four media, and if more than one media contains
Puppy Linux, it gives the user a choice of which one to use.

One addition is also made to autoexec.bat. The Option menu has a "nosmp"
screen to allow control of the SMP function.

2.1.3 Driver File Corrections

It was found that the following files were corrupt in the 3.01 version of
Wakepup2:

\driver\zipdrv\aspippm1.sys
\driver\zipdrv\guest.exe
\driver\Addonics\STATPCDM.SYS
\driver\backpack\bpcddrv.sys
\driver\backpack\readme.txt

The correct files are now in place for this version. All five files were
originally on the Wakepup 1.1c disk and are copied from there to this disk
image.

2.1.4 TODOS.BAT Addition

TODOS.BAT was added to complete the CD ROM driver support process if
options 8, 9, or 0 is selected in the opening menu (Exit to DOS options).
The file also displays a short message to notify the user that Wakepup
loading can be continued at the command prompt by simply executing the
AUTOEXEC.BAT file.

2.1.5 Archival of Unused Files

Several files are normally unused, but are useful to be retained on the
floppy. By archiving these files, sufficient room is recovered to allow
other useful files to be added to the disk. The files that are archived
are:

NTFSDOS.EXE, formerly in the \DRIVER\NTFS directory
NTFSHLP.VXD, formerly in the \DRIVER\NTFS directory
ASPIEHCI.SYS, formerly in the \DRIVER\USB directory
CONFIG.EXE, formerly in the \DRIVER\CARDSOFT directory

These files are now located within the file "ARCHIVE.ZIP", located in the
\ARCHIVE directory.

2.1.6 Addition of Useful Files in Archive

Two useful files are now included in the same archive. They are:

RAMFD.SYS
DI1100DD.SYS

Both files were taken from the original boot2pup disk.

2.1.7 Addition of Text Editor

The GPL Text Editor, EDIT.EXE, is added to the \ directory. This allows
viewing and editing of the .bat and .txt files using only the floppy disk.
EDIT.EXE was taken from the Wakepup1.1c disk. Due to size constraints, the
associated help file is not included.

/// Edited Sep 28

Note: I recommend use of the Sept. 27 version that is attached to the third post of this thread. It is very well behaved. I retain this one for comparison in case anyone is interested in the details of the evolution of this package.

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PostPosted: Sat 27 Sep 2008, 01:13    Post subject: September 24 2008 version  

Attached is a September 24 version of Wakepup2. There is very little difference in the file contents - the dates are changed to reflect this date, and the readme.txt file makes one correction to the origin of the files:

Quote:
It was found that the following files were corrupt in the 3.01 version of
Wakepup2:

\driver\zipdrv\aspippm1.sys
\driver\zipdrv\guest.exe
\driver\Addonics\STATPCDM.SYS
\driver\backpack\bpcddrv.sys
\driver\backpack\readme.txt

The correct files are now in place for this version. All of the files except
STATPCDM.SYS
were originally on the Wakepup 1.1c disk and are copied from
there to this disk image. STATPCDM.SYS was downloaded from the Addonics web site.


The major difference is in cleanup of old deleted files on the image and getting rid of fragmentation. The .gz file is now 25K smaller due to zeroing out unused space. All the unused space is now at the end of the disk.

My only reservation about this version is that there should be some cleanup of the directory structure. It still contains some artifact of "long file name" items. Windows 98 SCANDISK complains about this. Also, it is unclear to me if not having kernel.sys as the first or second directory entry is a problem.

If anyone has a latest FreeDOS minimal floppy image, I would appreciate it. All the ones I find doing a Google search seem very old. I based this version, as previous ones, on the latest Wakepup2 official version, which has dates of Feb 25, 2005 for kernel.sys and Aug 29, 2006 for command.com.

68b2c97a6146782e7ef001e859c029f2 Wakepup2.img

/// Edited Sept. 27, 2008

For some reason the image disappeared from this post (probably my fault). Maybe just as well, as the next post is the latest version. If you want to compare images, you can compare the Sept 16 and Sept 27 images and get the general idea.

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PostPosted: Sun 28 Sep 2008, 01:23    Post subject: Wakepup2 Sept. 27, 2008 version  

I finally figured out how to make a clean version of Wakepup2. This one is as close to pristine as I can get. It was made by using the FreeDOS SYS.COM program to put a clean system onto a formatted floppy. Then the files were copied to the floppy under FreeDOS. Kernel.sys and Command.com are now the first two entries in the directory table, and there are no "long file name" artifacts in the directory.

The version is dated Sept. 27, 2008. The file contents are same as the last version, but SYS.COM is now included. The readme file is updated to reflect this.

If you have a disk editor, or even a binary editor to look at the .img file, you may find it interesting to compare the two versions in this thread. This version should be good to go, assuming I didn't goof up copying the files!

This version works when burned as a bootable CD, too. That was the final test that convinced me that it is well behaved.

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