I just joined this list on the advice of the FreeDOS contact pages :)
I have a problem which I can make no sense of. Essentially, installation
of FreeDOS is not happening, and I can't logically attribute to either
the software or the hardware its (trying to be) installed on to.
I've tried four motherboards (one 486, 3 pentium) 3 processors (P133,
P166, 486 DX4/100), 2 CD drives, 2 IDE cables, 6 SIMM modules, and two
different bootCDs. In every case, PCCheck says the hardware is running
fine. But the same (or at least very samiliar) result occurs:
installation crashes out with invalid instructions, or just locks up, or
spontaneously reboots, etc.
Everything else tried on the machines runs fine (including the
ubiquitous MS-DOS). I can't believe that something that couldn't even
boot itself would be released for general consumption, so I don't think
the software's at fault, at the same time, accusing such a wide range of
hardware of ALL being broken (yet no faults being manifested) is
stretching the imagination a bit.
So my query is, am I missing some basic piece of knowledge that needs to
be applied here, or is the version of FreeDOS on the BootCDs not
equipped to run on Pentiums/486s ?
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