Hi Mike, you are right that config / autoexec often differ from what you are used to from MS DOS, among other reasons just because we now have newer and other drivers :-).
> CONFIG.SYS: > device=HIMEM.SYS Try Himem.exe, or better Himemx.exe... You also need a line DOS=HIGH,UMB > device=EMM386.EXE Try JEMM386.exe, but be aware that modern hardware and BIOSes often fail to flag unusable UMB areas properly, so you get a more stable system by omitting EMM386 until you find the time to check which areas can be used reliably for UMB and EMS... You can add a line DOSDATA=UMB if you want. > files=40 > buffers=40 > devicehigh=NANSI.SYS I would also add: LASTDRIVE=Z and DEVICEHIGH=MORESYS.SYS The latter is a blatant add for a tool which lets you do for example "tree >more$" instead of "tree | more" ;-). I also use STACKS=0,0 as that is stable enough for me. Do not forget to add a SHELL line, for example: SHELL=c:\fdos\bin\command.com c:\fdos\bin /e:1024 /p=c:\myexec.bat (you can also use /P without the =... for default: autoexec.bat) > AUTOEXEC.BAT: > @echo off > cls > prompt $p$g > path=C:\;C:\DOS;C:\BAT;C:\UTIL You should not put C:\ in the path, you probably have no useful programs there. FreeDOS typically installs programs into c:\freedos\bin or c:\fdos\bin :-). > lh SMARTDRV.EXE 2048 Try LH LBACACHE.COM 2048 TUNS (or use more RAM, of course). > cls > c: > cd \ You can combine the latter two into a line CDD C:\ in FreeDOS. > ver Let me see what else you can have... You may want to load MKEYB or KEYB, maybe even use DISPLAY and MODE, if your hardware and language are not plain English. You can SET DOSDIR=c:\fdos (or freedos) and also SET HELPPATH=%dosdir%\help ... If you want, you can say SET LANG=FR and SET NLSPATH=%dosdir%\nls to use other languages than English. You often want to say SET TMP=c:\temp and SET TEMP=c:\temp :-). For CD/DVD, you will typically load UIDE in config sys and load SHSUCDX in autoexec bat. Actually you can even mount ISO image files with SHSUCDHD :-). I also recommend LH FDAPM APMDOS to save some energy in DOS. Optionally add LH IDLEDPMS 10 for DPMS screen saver. A mouse driver such as CTMOUSE can be useful, too... Eric PS: Feel free to make a Wiki page about the config :-) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Are you an open source citizen? Join us for the Open Source Bridge conference! Portland, OR, June 17-19. Two days of sessions, one day of unconference: $250. Need another reason to go? 24-hour hacker lounge. Register today! http://ad.doubleclick.net/clk;215844324;13503038;v?http://opensourcebridge.org _______________________________________________ Freedos-user mailing list Freedosfirstname.lastname@example.org https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/freedos-user