Hi, to get plain boot disks (the ones on the ISO image download area
are indeed meant only as helpers with the install-from-CD-ROM process)
you should try ODIN or the bootdisks on fdos.org (fdos.org/kernel/ also
has the newest kernel and shell versions, but avoid the 386-optimized
and experimental ones...). One caveat for ODIN: You either have to
delete fdconfig sys or edit it - normally FreeDOS first looks at
fdconfig sys, and only if none is found, config sys is processed.
Plus the ODIN fdconfig sys has a SHELL line which selects "no autoexec".
In short, ODIN has the very strange property of "defaulting to F5 style
boot". But it has lots of software included, while the fdos.org boot-
disks are very "bare" :-). You can also check the NwDsk bootdisk on
veder.com, of which FreeDOS-based versions are available as well.
PS: You should try emm386 instead of umbpci - both can have DMA issues
with UMBs, but emm386 works on all 386+ systems while umbpci does not
support all hardware and can sometimes create slow (uncached) UMBs.
Get it at ftp://ftp.devoresoftware.com/ (newest is emmx204, contains
EMM386 2.04 and HIMEM 3.11).
PPS: DOS will just ignore RAM above 4 GB and 2nd CPUs and hyperthreading.
And the partitioning scheme is limited to 2 TeraBytes. Try UDMA2 sys :-).
(of course you can also work without any UMBPCI/EMM386... I prefer the
usbaspi4 and aspidisk drivers for USB, by the way, even DEVLOADable well)
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