very slight OT: creating a *bootable* MSDOS7 memstick

Aryeh Friedman aryeh.friedman at
Fri Aug 21 16:39:21 UTC 2020

On Fri, Aug 21, 2020 at 12:25 PM Jerry <jerry at> wrote:

> 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?

 phison_flash_id.rar (which extracts to an exe of the same prefix)

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

Knock yourself out, I spent 5 hrs attempting to do just that (even better
find one that would work on FreeBSD).

> --
> Jerry

Aryeh M. Friedman, Lead Developer,

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