On Sat, 09 Jul 2005 14:06:29 +0100, you wrote:
>I'd been building and testing PCs using Dos622 with MSCLIENT 3.0, but
>kept runing into limitations, conflicts and lack of memory. I tried
>Win95 and Win98 boot disks instead, but things got even worse. A brand
>new server had >4Gb of memory and Win98's HIMEM and EMM386 didn't like
>this at all. The USB memory sticks also conflicted with EMM386.
Exactly same as my problem before using FreeDOS.
>I extracted the boot sector from there, and copied the kernel, made my
>own FDCONFIG.SYS and suddenly it's working. I then got hold of the most
>hacked together alpha, beta, CVS or whatever files I could find together
>with UMBPCI and made a new build.
The best way to start FreeDOS should be boot from "ODIN" (a one-disk
only distribution of FreeDOS), and then install the FreeDOS into hard
disk ... you can refer to my homepage:
>I've now tested this on a range of modern hardware including dual XEON
>servers with BIOS controlled RAID, AMD with RAID DOS driver, Intel with
>BIOS controlled SATA, booting from USB memory sticks and building over
Good, thanks for your effort, please feel free express any feelings to
the mailing list, I'm interest to your story and experience.
>The result is incredible. I have tons of spare conventional memory, all
>my real-mode apps now run properly, and everything is faster than
>before. The other nice thing is that many of the FreeDOS facilities are
>designed to work with the newer hardware as well as the old.
>This is a fantastic operating system.
Please help introducing FreeDOS to others!
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