> Tom's suggestion of using IDLEHALT is most likely the best solution. > > As you suggest, Using IDLEHALT for VM's and FDAPM for real > hardware on installed systems will be easy to do. > > Since such decisions cannot be made automatically during boot in the > CONFIG at present, probably just switch to using IDLEHALT on the > LiveCD as well.
Just a couple of ideas from some things I've been working on. One is that with my ISLOADED program I can now detect about 25 different specific VMs and also have a set of tests that can detect the presence of a "generic" VM without specifically being able to identify which one it is. The program is not yet "ready for prime time", but I will send the code and current version of the program to anyone who wants it. It might come in handy for the FreeDOS install program. I also have another program called BATTSAVE which I think is sort of "in-between" what IDELHALT does and what FDAPM does and it may work better than either for the specific problem you're trying to fix. It's "not ready for prime time" either, but I can send it to anyone who wants it. I developed it mainly for use when I am traveling and using my laptop and need the battery to last longer when I'm using DOS. _______________________________________________ Freedos-devel mailing list Freedosfirstname.lastname@example.org https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/freedos-devel