very slight OT: creating a *bootable* MSDOS7 memstick

Jerry jerry at
Fri Aug 21 16:25:40 UTC 2020

On Fri, 21 Aug 2020 11:39:51 -0400, Aryeh Friedman stated:
>Follow up:  It must be 100% compatible with MSDOS7.   For example
>FreeDOS does not meet that requirement (as stated on Wikipedia):
>Windows 95 <>, Windows 98
><> and Windows Me
><> use a stripped-down version
>of MS-DOS. FreeDOS cannot be used as a replacement because of
>undocumented interfaces between MS-DOS 7.0-8.0 and Windows "4.xx" are
>not emulated by FreeDOS; however, it can be installed and used beside
>these systems using a boot manager program, such as BOOTMGR or
>METAKERN included with FreeDOS.
>On Fri, Aug 21, 2020 at 11:12 AM Aryeh Friedman
><aryeh.friedman at> wrote:
>> I have a *.exe that needs to be run in order to recover the firmware
>> on one of my SSD's that requires MSDOS7 to run.  I do not have a
>> floppy drive and I do no have any form of anything from Microslut
>> installed or even in the house.   How do I create a bootable
>> memstick that contains this exe? (I am on FreeBSD 12.1pl8-amd64)

1) What is the name of this mysterious "*.exe" program?

2) As a huge FOSS advocate, surely you can find or write a program that
can duplicate the functionality of this unnamed "*.exe" program.

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