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Problems with mounting a floppy disk drive

Postby braindead » 2019-6-10 @ 15:29

I mounted the drive by typing the following parameters (Example):
mount a c:Users\Admin\Desktop\Game -t floppy

Then I copied the files of the floppy disk into the directory which has been mounted as floppy drive A

The game which I tried to install with dosbox is Spear of Destiny and can be found here
(edit by Dominus: Warez link removed)

When I switch to the mounted drive A and type install, the setup programm starts and then does not detect the disk and asks for a disk named SPEAR 1.
I don't know how to mount the drive so I'm able toinstall the game. Please can you check out the game files and trie to install it under dosbox?
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Re: Problems with mounting a floppy disk drive

Postby Jo22 » 2019-6-10 @ 17:20

Hi, you can try this one:
mount a "c:\Users\Admin\Desktop\Game" -t floppy


However, why don't just mount an image file ?

If c:\Users\Admin\Desktop\Game\ is your C: drive in DOSBox, just type:

imgmount a image.ima -t floppy

PS: Please never ever do a mount c c:\. It has the power to mess up everything.
Instead, do a mount c c:\dos_c and put al your DOS stuff in there.
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Re: Problems with mounting a floppy disk drive

Postby collector » 2019-6-11 @ 12:35

As per the forum description ask DOSBox questions below in the DOSBox forums.
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Re: Problems with mounting a floppy disk drive

Postby konc » 2019-6-11 @ 14:30

First of all if the link you posted points to warez, remove it or you'll probably see your thread getting locked.
Now let's talk generally: when an installer is looking for disk labels, you must not extract the files from the disk images, but use them directly.
-This is not something the official dosbox release can do, so download and use an SVN build for the installation.
-Mount your C drive of course: mount c c:\whatever
-Mount the disk images all together: imgmount a c:\...\image1.img c:\...\image2.img c:\...\image3.img -t floppy
-Switch to a: and run install. When it asks for the 2nd disk, before hitting enter press ctrl+f4 for dosbox to switch to the second file, etc.
-I hope you have the manual handy :lol: :lol:
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Re: Problems with mounting a floppy disk drive

Postby Dominus » 2019-6-11 @ 15:52

Moved the topic to the Dosbox forum and removed the link.
Please do not post links to illegal downloads. In a nutshell, most game downloads on the net are not legal (yes, there are some but not that many)
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Re: Problems with mounting a floppy disk drive

Postby braindead » 2019-6-11 @ 16:39

What aditional tool I need to emulate the Floppy drive? What is SVN Build and where I can fin it?
Is it not possible to emulate the floppy drive and install the game just with dosbox without any additional tools?
If someone have enough time and patience, please could you try to find out how it is possible to emulate the floppy drive and setup the game?
I did thoose steps as you sugested without any success.
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Re: Problems with mounting a floppy disk drive

Postby konc » 2019-6-11 @ 19:35

braindead wrote:I did thoose steps as you sugested without any success.

I bet you did not do those steps, as you don't even know what an SVN build is.
https://www.dosbox.com/wiki/SVN_Builds
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Re: Problems with mounting a floppy disk drive

Postby braindead » 2019-8-12 @ 08:55

I used a SVN build from this site
http://ykhwong.x-y.net

I tried to mount the all of the 3 disks by typing in this figure

imgmount a c:\...\image1.img c:\...\image2.img c:\...\image3.img -t floppy

I did not work. When I try to do so, I'm getting a message file not found.

Please could someone try how to mount multiple floppy images together and then tell me exactly what I need to type.
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Re: Problems with mounting a floppy disk drive

Postby Dominus » 2019-8-12 @ 09:41

Do not use yhkwong's build.
Please use the full paths.
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Re: Problems with mounting a floppy disk drive

Postby braindead » 2019-8-12 @ 09:51

Where I can find an svn build?
Please can you tell me how to mount the images.
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Re: Problems with mounting a floppy disk drive

Postby xcomcmdr » 2019-8-12 @ 18:24

I've got vanilla SVN builds over here (for Windows) : https://github.com/maximilien-noal/dosbox-svn/releases
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Re: Problems with mounting a floppy disk drive

Postby braindead » 2019-8-13 @ 12:45

xcomcmdr wrote:I've got vanilla SVN builds over here (for Windows) : https://github.com/maximilien-noal/dosbox-svn/releases


This build works perfectly. Installation also works fine.
Thanks for your help.

I also added a screenshot so you can see how to mount more disks together.
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