Burn a CD with software that supports ISO files. Then, boot it. It's a live
CD, so you can look around with or without installing.
Dual booting with another operating system is the best way to use TempleOS. I
only use it in a virtual machine because it won't boot natively on my machine,
though. For native dual booting, you need a partition for TempleOS. Windows
often comes with a restore disk that does not allow repartitioning. I recommend
connecting a spare additional hard drive and using the BIOS to select which
drive to boot.
The ::/Misc/OSInstall.HC script will automate much of this. It runs if you boot
See Boot.DD for an overview of booting. See Requirements for supported
Two TempleOS partitions are highly recommended, so you can boot to a back-up and
fix the primary when you work on it. Odds are, you only need a couple gigabytes
for your TempleOS partitions.
Mount() use if the drive is partitioned.
This command mounts a drive making it accessible. For simplicity, sel 'C'
as the first drive letter for your hard drive. The first partition will be
'C', second, 'D', etc. TempleOS needs 3 numbers to utilize a hard drive --
base0, base1, and unit. When you enter a hexadecimal number, do it like in
C with a 0x prefix. If the probe was successful, you can just enter the
number in the probe box instead of base0.
DskPrt('C') use if drive is not partitioned
This will perform a special Mount() automatically.
This command erases everything on a hard drive. It repartitions a
whole drive and formats the partitions. This command should be skipped if
you already have your hard drive partitioned.
This command doesn't play well with other operating systems.
You'll need to do a BootMHDZero() to restore your drive to a state where
other operating systems can partition it.
This command formats a drive with FAT32 or the RedSea file system type. Use
the drive letter of the partition in place of 'D'.
If you are upgrading, be sure not to lose the file, /0000Boot/OldMBR
This command is used to copy files onto a hard drive partition from the
CD/DVD. Use the drive letter of the partition in place of 'D'.
This command recompiles the source code on a drive and writes to the drive's
boot record. You'll need to reenter the Mount information so it can be stored
in the kernel.
5) Use Linux's Grub or TempleOS' BootMHDIns('D')
The BootMHDIns() command places a boot loader on a drive. It saves the old
master boot record to /0000Boot/OldMBR.BIN.C and replaces it. When you boot,
you will have the option of booting the old master boot record. This command
can be skipped if you already have a boot loader. Be sure not to lose the
copy of the old boot record, like if you reformat the drive.
Delete /0000Boot/OldMBR.BIN.C if you want to get a fresh copy of a mbr, like
if installing from your own custom CD containing it's own /0000Boot/OldMBR.BIN
.C onto a system with a non-TempleOS boot loader.
If you have anti-virus software, it might object to having a different master
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