First post, by werfu
Just wanted to know if there was somebody working on CD-ROM/HD Image booting? I wanna start hacking on DosBox. I recently tried to install Win95 and realized how much it was trouble to do.
About setuping a dosbox development environnement, I haven't seen much info else than using MinGW and MSys under Windows. I'd prefer using Linux. Any suggested IDE?
I've successfully imported into KDevelop the CVS source and I've started hacking around. The code is clean but its still complicated to understand how it's structured. Sadly Doxygen doesn't seems to like it either. I've read the El Torrito specifications and I've spotted the ISO image loading code which IMHO will not require lot of modification in order to be able to load a boot image (at least for single boot image disc). However I haven't been able to spot the boot code. I'm thinking I could simply hack the boot command line switch so it could call the ISO reading function than load the floppy image from it. All's left would be to branch on the regular floppy loading code. It's so simple that I'm still seraching why it hasn't yet been done. So, more to follow tomorrow 😀
PS: For those interested in El Torrito specs, here's the URL http://www.phoenix.com/NR/rdonlyres/98D3219C- … /specscdrom.pdf
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