I already had to grab the 'new' (2004) version of OnTrack from https://www.philscomputerlab.com/ontrack-disk-manager.html , only to find I couldn't write it to a floppy from my modern machine that has no floppy drive.
So that went onto the old 8GB SD card with Win95, so I could run the floppy creator through the old Pentium there, onto unused spots on the Gotek USB Floppy combo it has... so I could swap back to the 128GB card I'm trying to get working (no proper int13h support so ~8.5GB max otherwise).
Good news is I now have the overlay for it 'working' with the 128GB card and bootable into a single FAT32 partition with the most basic command.com and not much else.
Bad news is, this overlay means I can't directly write to the card from other machines.
Which means I can't do my usual 'copy the Windows setup folder over'.
Hence the jankery with CDs. D:
If I get this working again with the new card, though, I mean, it *does* have a 10Mbit half-duplex NE2000-clone NIC in it that I know works, for copying shit to it while running reeeally slowwwwly. But I might have to temporarily yank the sound card and shove in a PCI 100Mbit or GigE NIC if I have one in the basement.
Onboard IDE controller is so old it can't detect the DVD drive as anything, as all it knows to look for are hard drives.
Which means I'd need a controller card.
Which means I could just not use the stupid overlay to bypass the lack of int13h support.
Which means I wouldn't need the jank DVD drive setup anyway as I could pre-copy the files I need to the SD card.
Oh well, back to 'just' 8GB.
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