Anyone know how to 'destroy' the FAT12 boot sector so the system BIOS does not attempt to boot to the floppy (no 'invalid system disk' message) and will continue to the next boot device?
I know if I zero out the boot sector, it will achive the desired results, but I will also loose the FAT tables and all files on the disk. An ext2 formatted floppy will do just the same.
I need the floppy to be skipped during the boot process but still retain all files on the disk.
I have found utilities like BCTL500 that will rewrite the boot sector to skip the floppy and go to the hard drive but this is no good because I want it to move to the next boot device (CDROM).
Bart's jo.sys will not work either because I need this to work with FreeDOS.
Thanks a million for anyone that has this answer!!! I've been researching this for two weeks now.