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  • #6736
    xTMODx
    xTMODx
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    Hello i am trying to use “imgmount 2” on a *.vhd image that is stored on my sd card.
    The error is always “Could not load image file. Check that the path is correct and the image is accessible.”
    First i thought the image is not working, but testing that on the internal storage was successfully. Or using the “imgmount c” command is also working on the SD card.
    SD card permission are fully granted. Are there any limitations.

    #6738
    admin
    admin
    Keymaster

    Hi,

    I think vhd is not supported by dosbox, you need img

    #6739
    xTMODx
    xTMODx
    Participant

    VHD is supported i think, i tested it on the desktop version and on magic dosbox, but imgmount 2 does not work on external sd card with *.vhd and *.img but both works fine on the internal storage (storage/emulated/0/)

    #6740
    admin
    admin
    Keymaster

    Ah ok, I always used img files.

    There is no difference in paths, post please command for imgmount 2

    #6743
    xTMODx
    xTMODx
    Participant

    ok here is what i tested

    imgmount c “/storage/71E8-6604/Windows/Windows 95/Win95C.vhd” -t hdd -fs fat -size 512,63,64,1023 —> Drive C is mounted as /storage/71E8-6604/Windows/Windows 95/Win95C.vhd

    imgmount 2 “/storage/71E8-6604/Windows/Windows 95/Win95C.vhd” -t hdd -fs none -size 512,63,64,1023 —> Could not load image file. Check that the path is correct and the image is accessible.

    imgmount c “/storage/emulated/0/Storage/Emulation/Clean Image/Win95C.vhd” -t hdd -fs fat -size 512,63,64,1023 —> Drive C is mounted as /storage/emulated/0/Storage/Emulation/Clean Image/Win95C.vhd

    imgmount 2 “/storage/emulated/0/Storage/Emulation/Clean Image/Win95C.vhd” -t hdd -fs none -size 512,63,64,1023 —> Drive number 2 mounted as /storage/emulated/0/Storage/Emulation/Clean Image/Win95C.vhd

    #6744
    admin
    admin
    Keymaster

    Thank you, i will look at this, will try tomorrow

    Yes, sdcard write permissions on android requires deep changes in source codes, maybe I forgot fix this case, I never mounted disk under number. Can you try mount it under “d”?

    #6745
    xTMODx
    xTMODx
    Participant

    yea sure

    imgmount d “/storage/71E8-6604/Windows/Windows 95/Win95C.vhd” -t hdd -fs fat -size 512,63,64,1023 —> Drive D is mounted as /storage/71E8-6604/Windows/Windows 95/Win95C.vhd

    #6746
    admin
    admin
    Keymaster

    Heh fun:) thank you

    #6776
    xTMODx
    xTMODx
    Participant

    Could you reproduce it?

    #6780
    Al ex
    Al ex
    Moderator

    I’m able to reproduce it. Tbh, mounting drives with numbers has never really worked for me, and I never felt like figuring it out, not even in Win32 Dosbox. I always went with drive letters, to avoid the issue altogether. Do you need that particular way of mounting for something?

    #6799
    xTMODx
    xTMODx
    Participant

    Yes there is one thing i wanted but it seems there is another problem that cant be solved… i wanted to use an 8gb hdd image that cant be mount as C od D because you have to use “-fs fat” for that and that does not support FAT32. I have managed to mount the 8gb image from my internal storage with this command

    [imgmount c “/storage/emulated/0/Storage/Emulation/Clean Image/Win95C.vhd” -t hdd -fs fat -size 512,63,64,1023 —> Drive C is mounted as /storage/emulated/0/Storage/Emulation/Clean Image/Win95C.vhd]

    and

    [imgmount 3 “/storage/emulated/0/Storage/Emulation/Clean Image/Baldurs_Gate.vhd” -t hdd -fs none -size 512,63,255,1023 —> Drive number 3 mounted as /storage/emulated/0/Storage/Emulation/Clean Image/Baldurs_Gate.vhd]

    while this boots windows 95 correctly, the 8gb image does not show up in windows 95.
    All the infos i have are from here https://www.vogons.org/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=34642#p298235 on the desktop PC i have tested this with DOSBox 0.74-2 and it didnt work there too and also tested it with DOSBox SVN Daum by ykhwong and there it is working. I know there are different patches between those builds but my hope was that magic dosbox could probably have that patch too…

    #6801
    Al ex
    Al ex
    Moderator

    Win95 only supports images up to 2GB. If you want to install multiple games, you can use multiple 1 or 2GB images, and mount the one you need in each game profile.

    #6804
    xTMODx
    xTMODx
    Participant

    Thats not correct, DOS (DOSBox, Magic Dosbox) and up to Windows 95A out of the box, support only FAT16 which is max 2GB and windows 95B / 95C support FAT32 which support in theory up to 2 terrabyte. The Baldurs Gate DVD i have is over 4gb and the full installation is over 2gb that is the reason i tried the method out. Its not that important for me but i wanted to see where the limits are.

    #6806
    Al ex
    Al ex
    Moderator

    Dang, you’re right… 🙈

    #6807

    Larrynho
    Participant

    As an experiment , I guess it should work, but Im guessing BG2 is too heavy of a game for Dosbox. Not even the simplest 3d games are playable under Win95/98 at semidecent framerates, and BG2 is quite demanding for being a Dos 2d game. Im curious about how this will run.

    Just to share some info, aside using dosbox, there is a VERY good EE port or you can play using an infinity engine emulator on Android (gemrb).

    ps: Ive never tried using images over 2gb… cant help much there, sorry.

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