On Sun, 2006-11-19 at 14:17 -0800, Andrew Greenberg wrote:
> Hi everyone!
> Has anyone tried booting FreeDOS on an Intel Mac (like a MacBook)? Of
> course I expect FreeDOS to work under virtualization software like
> Virtual PC or Parallels, but I was particularly wondering about using
> Boot Camp or even a boot CD to boot directly to FreeDOS.

I've booted the FreeDOS install CD under BootCamp, but I didn't actually
install FreeDOS there.  http://www.freedos.org/news/imac/

IIRC, BootCamp really really expects to boot Windows, and even checks
for the presence of NTLDR.  I found that out when I hosed my Intel iMac
by trying to install Fedora Core under BootCamp.

I think there is a way to set up your BootCamp to be triple boot
MacOSX/Windows/FreeDOS ... but I prefer the simplicity of running
FreeDOS under a virtual environment such as Parallels.  Until I retired
my iMac, I always ran FreeDOS under Parallels.


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