NOTE: I'm not looking for a way to transfer files from Linux to DOS over Serial cable
Is there any MS-DOS driver to enable a new hard-disk drive (let's say
D:), using a disk image on another computer served by serial null-modem?
Something like NBD on Linux systems, but simpler.
I found this but it's a complete BIOS replacement. http://www.xtideuniversalbios.org/
Support for virtual drives via serial port, [SerialDrives more information]
I'm looking for a driver to emulate a real disk drive on MS-DOS running on an 8088 from an image hosted on other computer, served by serial port, because I have an USB to Serial converter and a null-modem cable.
Similar software in GNU/Linux distributions are:
- nbd: Server can share an image (
/home/user/image) or a whole drive (
/dev/sdb) if you have enough permissions. Client maps the share to a virtual device file (
/dev/nbdXX) and acts as a real disk. You can use
gpartedor whatever in the new device. All changes are performed on the image or disk in the remote machine.
- MEMDISK from SYSLINUX bootloader:
memdiskis loaded as kernel and hard disk image is loaded as initrd. Image can contain whatever OS that fits on RAM and behaves like a real disk. You can have DOS and run
This computer has only a floppy disk drive. Hard disk doesn't work. I can't spend money on hardware so I'm looking for a software solution.