Good day to you ilko_t...
Thank you for taking the time and effort on replying to my queries.
It might take long, on motherboards which boot USB on 1.1 or lower speed. In other words you may need to wait like 10-15 minutes.
That came to me as a suprise. I really thought that even if your motherboard supports USB 2.0 connection speeds doesn't mean it automatically activates on that manner. Hmmm... Something to ponder on... Thanks for the heads up...
You may try first booting Plop and then warm booting USB again, in order to get 2.0 speed:
Mind you, it's picky
Thanks for pointing me on that direction. I have heard and seen PLoP on different forums lately, but I really don't know how does it work and what it is used for. I have lately read all of the 6 posts on that thread, and I must say that it is something noteworthy of to test, experiment, and add it as one my toolkit on my USB-HDD arsenals.
So going back to my previous post, is it safe to assume that based on your answer, the above DOS message that appears on my screen after I have initialized the RAM loading method of cdob, is that I have correctly followed all of the directions down to the last details and it REALLY WORKS, but the end result is just it takes time to load the whole ISO file in to the RAM.
Am I correct? If I try to use PLoP, then the loading time would be gradually improved right?
Another thing, is it ok if I have the XP_INST.IMA file on an active NTFS partition like I have mentioned earlier? Correct me if I'm wrong but I think that floppy images would be booted and running correctly on a FAT32 partition rather on a NTFS one? Does having the IMA file on a NTFS file have an effect on the overall process of the procedure or is it also okay if it would be left there as if it is the same either on a FAT32 one? I am contemplating on this one 'coz I don't know if my approach would be having a USB-HDD with 2 partitions, a FAT32 & NTFS, or just having a 2 partitions with the same format type, say a NTFS one? What do you think?
Thank you for your time and effort for reading and replying on my previous post. Hoping to hear from you or from the rest of the support group.
P.S.: Can I suggest a name for cdob's project? How about FiraXP
? How does it sounds?