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Their Finest hour install through Dosbox - disk space error

Postby Agathosdaimon » 2019-7-24 @ 06:22

hi!

I have tried this now with two different versions of "Their Finest Hour" - both a disk and a cdrom version: when i run the install, i get an error that the hard disk is full, when in actually fact i have like over 40gigs free on the drive and the c drive i use for Dosbox is just mount c c:\games - this is the only game so far where the install throws up this error

can someone help me please and tell me how i might be able to have the install recognise that i have enough space free - is it somethingi n the config i need to change or is there a command i can type in?

thank you
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Re: Their Finest hour install through Dosbox - disk space error

Postby root42 » 2019-7-24 @ 06:52

You can specify the amount of free space of a mounted directory with the -freesize parameter to the mount command:

https://www.dosbox.com/wiki/MOUNT
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Re: Their Finest hour install through Dosbox - disk space error

Postby Agathosdaimon » 2019-7-24 @ 08:49

okay thanks - i tried that now with a few variations of size - 200, 500, 1024 - all the same error, i dont know what the games install's problem is -- i am assuming the freesize is measured in megs?
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Re: Their Finest hour install through Dosbox - disk space error

Postby root42 » 2019-7-24 @ 09:05

I would guess so. A simple "dir" will tell you for sure. Can you post a video or pictures of the installation? Do you install from floppy images? Or did you copy the installation files to the c drive prior?
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Re: Their Finest hour install through Dosbox - disk space error

Postby jmarsh » 2019-7-24 @ 09:29

It's probably something else going wrong with copying files and the installer incorrectly assumes the problem is a lack of free space.

DOSBox's internal copy command doesn't handle wildcards very well so you might want to try installing under freedos or similar.
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Re: Their Finest hour install through Dosbox - disk space error

Postby Agathosdaimon » 2019-7-24 @ 09:54

i was loading a cdrom drive and going from the install on that - the cd i have is a "CD Power" from 1997 it contains Their FInest Hour with all the extra missions.

i have however found a solution - in that if i just copy the files over to a folder through windows copy paste and just run the game exe, then the game runs perfectly, so i guess i dont need to worry about the install error - but its a shame as i do enjoy the nostalgia of doing a dos install when i can :)
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Re: Their Finest hour install through Dosbox - disk space error

Postby DosFreak » 2019-7-24 @ 11:20

I owned a 40meg HD in my 286 back in 1990 so may want to try smaller than 200mb.
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