> > 3. All the machines I have tried so far report the CHS vs LBA computed
> > mismatch warnings. Considering that first time FreeDOS users might be
> > put off because of these benign warnings, I would very much like to
> > avoid them.
> There's a list of warnings indeed. A big one at that, especially when
> using syslinux's "nopassany" directive to hide physical disk drive units.
> > Could this patch be considered for the mainline tree then?
> I can't answer this, as I'm no developer. It could be an interesting
> addition for kernel 2041 if any kernel maintainer is still active
> occasionally.

Thank you, I will look at the patch this week.

> > PS: is there a reason why one must have an AUTOEXEC.BAT present, even a
> > blank one, to avoid the prompts for date&time in FreeCOM? What is the
> > purpose of mandatory prompting for those?
> Remove your CMOS battery and you'll see. Basicly, ancient machines often
> had no battery and yet needed to have a time and date set. I guess
> FreeDOS follows MSDOS design in this aspect.

Yes, it is the way MS/PC DOS command works due to not all computers having
a real time clock so the time and date would need to be set on boot, or
something like that - I could be recalling this incorrectly.  :-)

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