On Thu, 29 Dec 2016, Ralf Quint wrote:

> On 12/29/2016 4:00 PM, Jose Antonio Senna wrote:
>> So no, it's not reasonable to expect FreeDOS to work under a
>>> running  Win95. It may be possible in theory (if someone
>>> fixed the bugs), but nobody has done it (yet, AFAIK).
>>    I did not say Win95, I said Win98SE, and I did not try to
>>   run FreeDos under Windows; I tried to start  Windows from
>>   FreeDOS.  This said,  I did not expect that to work, I just
>>   noted what did happen.
> NO version of Windows will start from FreeDOS, not 3.x nor any 9x...

I know 3.1 did in the past, with provisos, did that regress?

>>> Dunno, try Gujin (DOS version) instead, it should work
>>> (although I likely only tried like once several years ago):
>>    The point was not how to boot Linux, it was to show another
>>   difference in behaviour between FreeDOS and MSDOS 7.
> There is no MS-DOS 7, despite what people are trying to tell. That "Boot
> part" if Windows 9x will identify itself as DOS version 7, but never was
> a standalone version of DOS. The last standalone version of MS-DOS was
> 6.22 and that is as far as FreeDOS can reasonably take it...

There's PC DOS 7 but that's another story for another day. ;)

>>   However, it would be nice if loadlin worked under FreeDOS.
> Have you tried to contact the maintainer of loadlin about this?

Is there still a maintainer of loadlin?


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