Hi, On Fri, Mar 17, 2023 at 5:32 AM <jer...@shidel.net> wrote: > > At present, the FreeDOS installed system and installer boot media load FDAPM > on many hardware configurations and virtual machines. > > As most are aware, there has recently discussed issue that the watcom > installer was taking an excessively long time to install. The problem only > occurred when FDAPM was loaded. This was regardless of which power saving > options were used. Should we cut back on when it is loaded?
I almost forgot that the Borland IDE tools were also slowed down when FDAPM was loaded. That is a known issue. > What I’m thinking is we more or less keep things as they are. But, add an > exception to the various AUTOEXEC files that skips loading it as a driver > when the OS is running under a known VM like VirtualBox, VMware, etc. > > Any thoughts? Yeah, just turn it off if under a VM (and document why with a REM comment). Oh, and turn on IDLEHALT like Tom suggests. _______________________________________________ Freedos-devel mailing list Freedosfirstname.lastname@example.org https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/freedos-devel