Hi Andreas. Thank you for responding.
I downloaded the v0.8.zip file from GitHub and built from that copy of the source, knowing that v0.8 is the stable release.
I was able to get booting from hard disk (C drive) working by referring to the instructions in your first response. The main difference between what I did previously with what I did today is that I used truncate today instead of the dd utility. Though I understand the difference between the two utilities, I am not quite sure why one worked over the other...but that does not matter. Glad it works!