Well, I just re-installed and did a minimal install. That worked. This is so cool... I installed the screen reader, Jaws for DOS, and it works. I don't know what I'm going to do with this thing but I am stoked. A talking DOS system.
I have some vague ideas of trying to make a talking Windows installation CD. That was actually why I started playing with freedos. ----- Original Message ----- From: "Eric Auer" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> To: "John Heim" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>; <firstname.lastname@example.org> Sent: Thursday, June 21, 2007 8:54 PM Subject: Re: [Freedos-user] freedos boot crash > > Hi John, > > interesting that you install via a "fake VGA to COM" card. > But I think your crash is not from XCDROM. The last line: > >> MORE$ driver by Eric Auer 2003 loaded. Use: ... > MORE$ > > ... is the last thing that NORMALLY happens before the > kernel starts to use the HMA. That requires HIMEM to do > control of the A20 properly. As you have EMM386 loaded, > you can also trigger "virtual A20" and UMB problems at > that moment in FreeDOS 1.0. Your error message tells: > >> CS=ES=CBE6 IP=5059 SS=9D62 SP=2134 DS=ESI=EDI=0 >> EAX=0FFF5059 EBX=214C ECX=1079 EDX=CBE6 EBP=2140 >> Opcodes @CS:IP FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF > > This may mean that emm386 tried to use the area at > d000 (cbe6 plus 505.9) which then turned out to be > unusable (everything ff ff). A workaround might be > not to load emm386. > > Another option is to update himem and emm386. There are > newer versions on www.japheth.de - I recommend the > stable jemm386 plus japheth's patched himem, not yet > the "himem and emm386 in one file" jemmx approach. > > Updating himem and emm386 may help to automatically > avoid unusable areas and automatically get the a20 > control right, but you cannot be sure that default > settings work everywhere. Jemm386 syntax and defaults > differ from those of emm386, consider reading the docs. > > If you do not want to update himem and emm386, please > try to boot without emm386, with only himem loaded. > > You can add the option /method:ps2 to himem, as your > screenshot shows that himem defaulted to kbc on your > hardware which might be part of the problem. Other > alternatives are /method:alwayson /method:bios > /method:fast and /method:port92. > > You can even hit f8 when dos boots, then you are asked > for each driver whether you want to load it. Probably > not very pleasant for you, just yet another possibility. > > Eric > > > > ------------------------------------------------------------------------- This SF.net email is sponsored by DB2 Express Download DB2 Express C - the FREE version of DB2 express and take control of your XML. No limits. Just data. Click to get it now. http://sourceforge.net/powerbar/db2/ _______________________________________________ Freedos-user mailing list Freedosemail@example.com https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/freedos-user