my 50 cents
I have been playing a bit with having w95/98 in my box. my conclusion is : I DONT want have to "boot" it up when i need it. Booting means abolishing all that dosbox is .... switches internal commands etv... . Because when u guys are boot up from a img , You are really loading in the ORIGINAL dos ONTOP of DOSbox. original dos (or windows for that matter) does have a clue about mount or imgmount etc. so by then those of limits due to the fact that we now have plain ol "dumb" dos in a memory.
My aim is to get win95(or equalvent) running WITHOUT boot so i can keep my DOSbox feature. (i deont feel like having to move my whole tree into a img just so dumb ol DOS can read it as a mount hdd.
To make it short starting via boot is crippled because at very best u could mount your cd/dvd and use that floppywise ... how about having these internal
mounters that can be batched.
Second conclusion : since booting (as of yet) seems to be the only thing that acomplishes a runnable win9x, being that win9x thats more or less totally cutoff from the features that make DOSbox good (i e foldersetting, mount and whatnot) you folks might as well just all other virtualizers out there. cuz as it looks now you´re NOT get LESS by using them instead.
itried internals from within win3x , rescan and some others. they work.
beacuse somewhere down the executableschain is dosbox. Win9x whould be to IF I could be it running WITHOUT booting from an image. I could USE an imgae (storagewise that is) as long as i wont boot from it.
Just think about it .... w9x envirment and mixedmode.cds as ogg (tinygame)
But for now i´d have to recommend vpc users to install alcoholm make a networked drive, find your bin/cue and u GET cdaudio in VPC. still sucks that it has to be VPC but at least it WORKS.