Command Line Options (Overview)

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All functions of this program may also be called from within "batch files" using so-called "command line options". This is of special interest to companies that have to perform many installations.

 

Call:

DSDOS.EXE [/Hidden] [/File[:Script]] [/MBR[:File][,HDDn]] [/ClearMBR[,HDDn]]

DSWin.exe [/Partition[:n[,HDDn][=tt|:File|:s]|:[NNN]-[s][,HDDn]|,HDDn]]

         [/Harddisk:n:s]

         [/Reboot[:Off]] [/Password:PPP] [/?]

 

/Hidden

Suppresses screen output.

Return:

None.

 

/File

Reads commands from respective file of "DSDOS.SCR" or "DSWin.scr". Details in the following section.

Return:

Taken over by last command or "0", if the file "Script" was not found.

 

/File:Script

Reads commands from file "Script". Details in the following section.

Return:

Taken over by last command or "0", if the file "Script" was not found.

 

/MBR

Reinitializes the bootstrap in the master boot record, a default bootstrap will be generated.

Return:

"1", if successful.

 

/MBR:File

Loads the master boot record.

Return:

"1", if successful.

 

/ClearMBR

Deletes die MBR partition table(s).

Return:

"1", if successful.

 

/Partition

Indicates the partition table.

Return:

Number of existing partitions.

 

/Partition:n

Activates the "n"th partition.

Return:

"n", if partition exists.

 

/Partition:n:File

Loads the "n"th partition from the file "file".

Return:

"n", if partition exists.

 

/Partition:n:s

Loads the "n"th partition from "s"th partition. (Copy)

Return:

"n", if successful.

 

/Partition:n=tt

Changes the type of the "n"th partitons.

tt is the type in hex

Return:

"n", if partition exists.

 

/Partition:NNN-s

Adds a new partition.

NNN: Name of the partition

s: Size in megabytes

The "-" has to be given also the "s" is not present.

Return:

Count of partitions after adding the partition.

 

/Harddisk:n:s

Loads the "n"th harddisk from "s"th harddisk. (Copy)

Return:

"n", if successful.

 

/Reboot

Reboots the system (reset).

 

/Reboot:Off

Turn off the system (requires "Advanced Power Management v1.2").

Return:

"0", if not successful.

 

/Password:PPP

Permits calling the program and, if needed, creates a new password. This command might have to be issued first!

PPP: Password for the bootmanager BootStar

Return:

"1", if incorrect password was indicated.

 

/?

Displays this help.

 

The parameter "[,HDDn]" indicates the harddisk.

All entries start with "1" (e.g., 1st harddisk: ",HDD1"; 1st partition: "/Partition:1").

The return value "0" (zero) always refers to an error (if not indicated otherwise).

 

 

See also:

Script File

Return Values Using Exitcode