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25-Mar-2011, 02:15 PM #1
SATA-CD & USB Drivers for Win-7 Ghost Boot Disk
Have Ghost Boot CD that works on IDE CD drives. Have Win-7 box that doesn't like the CD drivers or the USB drivers. [Backing up to a USB HD 250GB.] Placed 'pause' statements after each command while testing & I'm getting no drive found, (referring to the CD), & "Invalid drive specification". Startup files are as follows & thanks for looking at this...
[Files in CD's boot sector found at the bottom of this post.]

[CONFIG.SYS]
DEVICE=HIMEM.SYS /testmemff
DOS=HIGH,UMB
DEVICE=EMM386.EXE NOEMS
FILES=30
BUFFERS=20

DEVICE=cd1.SYS /D:CDROM

rem DEVICE=cd1.SYS /D:CDROM /P:1f0,14
rem DEVICE=cd1.SYS /D:CDROM /P:170,15
rem DEVICE=cd1.SYS /D:CDROM /P:170,10
rem DEVICE=cd1.SYS /D:CDROM /P:1e8,12
rem DEVICE=cd1.SYS /D:CDROM /P:1e8,11
rem DEVICE=cd1.SYS /D:CDROM /P:168,10
rem DEVICE=cd1.SYS /D:CDROM /P:168,9

DEVICEHIGH=MTMCDAI.SYS /D:CDROM

DEVICE=uhci.exe
DEVICE=ohci.exe
LASTDRIVE=Z
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
[AUTOEXEC.BAT]
@echo off
echo 1
pause

SET TZ=GHO+05:00
MOUSE.COM
LH MSCDEX.exe /D:CDROM /L:G
echo Loading...
cls

echo 2
pause

echo Sets the prompt & path then Loads image task with parameters & launches image software.
echo _

PROMPT $t $d$_$p$g
SET PATH=A:\;C:\;D:\;E:\;F:\

echo 3
pause

echo Loading...
G:\GHOST.exe -CLONE,mode=Create,src=1,dst=2 -Sure -Batch -z3
echo Restart the computer. (Be sure to allow the restart process to begin
echo before removing the CD from the CD Drive.)
echo _
pause

REM shutdown /r /f /t 7

REM GHREBOOT is not on floppy. Path statement must ensure accessability to file wherever placed.
ghreboot.exe
___________________________________________________________________________ _____________________

BOOT FILES ON CD:
autoexec.bat (See above)
cd1.sys (CD driver - works in all 32-bit OSs I've tried.)
cdrom.sys (obtained from Win-7 install)
command.com
config.sys (See above)
disk.sys (obtained from Win-7 install)
emm386.exe
ghreboot.exe (Reboots PC back into Windows post-backup/image)
himem.sys
io.sys
mouse.com
mouse.ini
mscdex.exe
msdos.sys
mtmcdai.sys
oakcdrom.sys
ohci.sys (USB driver)
partmgr.sys (obtained from Win-7 install)
shutdown.exe
uhci.sys (USB driver)
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25-Mar-2011, 02:21 PM #2
I doubt very much that you will find drivers for DOS. The whole issue of USB drivers for DOS has been examined ad nauseam and no satisfactory, total solution was ever found before DOS went out of Windows in 2000.

Use a 32-bit version of Ghost.
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28-Mar-2011, 11:50 AM #3
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Originally Posted by Elvandil View Post
I doubt very much that you will find drivers for DOS. The whole issue of USB drivers for DOS has been examined ad nauseam and no satisfactory, total solution was ever found before DOS went out of Windows in 2000.
Use a 32-bit version of Ghost.
- FYI: Elvandil, Here's some info I found on this...

Quote:
Yes, there are USB drivers for DOS...
Miracle-driver from Panasonic Japan does the unthinkable
By Fernando Cassia
Fri Jun 27 2003, 12:19
HAVING AN EXTERNAL USB CD-WRITER or HARD DISK works wonders as long as your operating system is in good shape. But if someday the system stops booting, you are lost. Booting from good old MS-DOS or Windows boot diskettes - even fitted with the needed third party NTFSDOS or EXTFS drivers - gives you access to your fixed hard disk only, but none of the USB peripherals can be accessed from the DOS command line.

Before you start scratching your head, let me repeat that this is not related to your favorite linux distro's or Windows XP/W2K/98/ME's USB support, this has to do with people like me, booting some flavor of DOS to copy files around or using DOS-based partition back-up software.

Imagine that you want to use Paragon Drive Backup, Powerquest's Drive Image, or Norton Ghost, to backup your hard disk partitions to that nice 120gb external USB 2.0 hard disk you just bought. You can't do it. Or if your wife/husband has managed to mess up her/his system so badly that it can't boot anymore, yet she/he wants you to have a copy of those nice digital pictures stored on a compactflash card plugged into the compactflash reader?. No way, Jose. Not from DOS, used to be the phrase.

Well, now you CAN!

The minor miracle here is using a driver file called USBASPI.SYS Panasonic v2.06 ASPI Manager for USB mass storage http://b.tsgstatic.com/smilies/wink. Given the right parameter incantations, this 16-bit Panasonic-developed DOS driver will let your system boot good-old DOS -any flavor, maybe even Caldera's OpenDOS and recognize all USB devices connected to the respective controllers. So this USB device identification is also useful for debugging/troubleshooting purposes.

However, it should be noted that this driver will only map mass storage devices like external hard disks, cd- roms, cd-rw, dvd-rom, zip, jaz, ls-120, and flash memory to ASPI devices. Then you need an elusive ASPI mass storage driver to map HDs and flash disks it to a drive letter in DOS. This one goes by the name di1000dd.sys commonly referred to as the Motto Hairu USB Driver. Don't ask why, it's called that, I don't know.

Before you continue reading and decide to go out and do bad things let me mention that legalese on the Panasonic site most probably prevents you from downloading and using this driver on non-Panasonic devices, yet according to reports that are floating around on the Interweb, people have been able to use these universal drivers on a wide range of systems with different USB connectivity, UHCI, OHCI, and USB 2.0's EHCI with the NEC chipset.

The Panasonic DOS drivers seem to work on most USB chipset implementations, including Intel and NEC, as well as NVidia, VIA, and SIS. It seems Panasonic engineers didn't want to have to write a driver every time for every different chipset, so they wrote this universal driver to work with all possible USB controllers.

Now the hairy details for DOS old-timers like myself who actually enjoy editing config.sys [Cough. Ed.]:

The driver switches you can use are: device=(path)USBASPI.SYS [/e] [/o] [/u] [/w] [/v] [/l[=n]] [/f] /r] [/slow] [/nocbc] [/norst] [/noprt]

The driver scans all three USB controller specs by default, but you can limit which controllers are enabled using these switches:
/o OHCI spec (newer USB 1.x)
/u UHCI spec (older USB 1.x)

And so far I learned what these switches mean:
/w Wait, displays text message for attaching or swapping USB devices
/v Verbose, shows status messages - [recommended]
/l[=n] LUN, specifies highest LUN # to be attached to device ID (default=0)
Example config.sys and autoexec.bat files on a DOS boot diskette with USB support for an usb cd-(rom/rw) and hard disk look like this:
alt='scissors'

[config.sys]
DOS=HIGH,UMB
lastdrive=Z
device=HIMEM.SYS
REM The following line loads Panasonic's universal USB- controller driver
devicehigh=USBASPI.SYS /v /w /e
REM the following is an aspi mass storage driver for usb- connected HDs and compactflash memory cards
devicehigh=DI1000DD.SYS
REM The following one loads CD-ROM driver
devicehigh=USBCD.SYS /d:USBCD001

[autoexec.bat]
@echo off
REM the following line adds a drive letter to the usb cd(rom/r/rw) mounted
LH MSCDEX /d:USBCD001

alt='scissors'
The Panasonic driver also seems to recognise some TI cardbus controllers, making it possible to use USB peripherals attached to USB (even 2.0!) Cardbus cards. Your mileage might vary. Knowledge of the Japanese language might be required to read and understand the Panasonic licence agreement or the cease-and-desist letters. Explore at your own risk.

Comments? Drop me a line here. fcassia@sdf.lonestar.org

L'INQs
Panasonic v2.06 ASPI Manager for USB mass storage
USBASPI.SYS
(Look for the F2H subdirectory after extraction of the downloaded archive)
FTP site: Motto Hairu Mass Storage ASPI drivers
Read more: http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/1046069/yes-usb-drivers-dos#ixzz1HufMFwyz
Wanted to let you know I found this also so if there are other users in a similar situation, they too may find this helpful.

-sromesburg

Last edited by sromesburg; 28-Mar-2011 at 12:36 PM..
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