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.
Eric 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) ------------------------------------------------------- This SF.Net email is sponsored by the 'Do More With Dual!' webinar happening July 14 at 8am PDT/11am EDT. We invite you to explore the latest in dual core and dual graphics technology at this free one hour event hosted by HP, AMD, and NVIDIA. To register visit http://www.hp.com/go/dualwebinar _______________________________________________ Freedos-user mailing list Freedosemail@example.com https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/freedos-user