Hi, > > Then it tried to download further updates but failed to > > communicate with your ADSL router or similar device. > Could it have reasonably been expected to succeed?
Depends on many factors. You better try that with for example Arachne after installing a basic DOS :-). The realtek driver is usually okay, but BIG operating systems do the router / modem init once, while DOS has to do it again each time when you start a network client (browser for example), and each time it can fail... Which can hang if during the install. > It does boot. Nice :-). > I cannot find a list of features and addon packages. > Are some on the CD and some downloaded? See, as usual, >> http://fd-doc.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php?n=FdDocEn.FdInstall >> http://fd-doc.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php?n=FdDocEn.FdDependencies ...which tells which packages require internet... but see also... For a full list, see: >> http://www.freedos.org/freedos/software/ Base is what is in the base distro, all others should be in the full distro. > Is there a file manager on the CD? I am using NC. >> http://www.freedos.org/cgi-bin/freedos-lsm.cgi?q=f&a=util/ndn.lsm Necromancer Dos Navigator seems to be our standard NC clone. > Below is another machine that has had problems with DOS. It is > out-of-the-box except I added LH NC. Does it look normal? Maybe the usual: UMB problems. Start without emm386. No UMB (lh / loadhigh / devicehigh then) but better stability :-). > Name Total Conventional Upper Memory > SYSTEM 25,568 (25k) 11,008 (11k) 14,560 (14k) sounds like dosdata=umb dos=high,umb :-) > HIMEM 2,704 (3k) 2,704 (3k) 0 (0k) > EMM386 3,632 (4k) 3,632 (4k) 0 (0k) > LBACACHE 20,464 (20k) 336 (0k) 20,128 (20k) that is quite a big cache, loaded high but with the "scsi safe" option that should make loading the cache high safe... you can still try loading lbacache without lh, just in case. > COMMAND 4,064 (4k) 3,024 (3k) 1,040 (1k) probably a big environment size ;-) > RTSPKT 26,160 (26k) 26,160 (26k) 0 (0k) as you see, the network packet driver uses a lot of ram. realtek one. you could comment out the line that loads that one, or add a "?" in front of it - then you are asked each time you boot if you want to load the driver. when you need no network, you can skip it. > COMMAND 3,552 (3k) 3,024 (3k) 528 (1k) a second command.com, probably loaded by nc? > XCDROM 2,320 (2k) 0 (0k) 2,320 (2k) cdrom: not sure if this works well when loaded high, try loading low > CDRCACHE 13,072 (13k) 0 (0k) 13,072 (13k) a pretty big cdrom cache... should work okay in high area, no prob. > MORESYS 544 (1k) 0 (0k) 544 (1k) lets you do things like "tree > more$" > FDAPM 928 (1k) 0 (0k) 928 (1k) a driver to save energy while dos is idle :-) > SHSUCDX 8,416 (8k) 0 (0k) 8,416 (8k) cdrom: not sure if this works well when loaded high, try loading low > NC 13,520 (13k) 0 (0k) 13,520 (13k) > MOUSE 3,328 (3k) 0 (0k) 3,328 (3k) > Free 652,800 (638k) 604,160 (590k) 48,640 (48k) Nice config, 615k free if you boot without networking :-) Or 10-15k less if you keep the cdrom stuff low. Without emm386, you would have roughly 550k free only. 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