I am using I GUI program of qemu and when I create my drive that I boot freedos
from I have options for the hard disk
I have chosen qcow, my other options are no hard disk, new 10mb compressed disk
image, new 100mb compressed disk image, new 4gb compressed disk image, new 4gb
raw disk image(for windows), create other disk image, choose other disk image
And when I boot from fdfullcd.iso and run fdisk to create a partition I choose
But when I go to install I get an error on the second screen where there are
files that can be checked or unchecked the error is:
ERROR! Not enough disk space for package.
I restart and don't install but choose to run freedos from the CDROM to run
fdisk to try and figure out what is wrong? And it asks me if I want to use
large disk support, I say yes.
I have an option under fdisk
5. Change current fixed disk drive
Which I think is my problem? When I choose 5. It says there are 2 fixed disk
drives one has 100mb and 100mb free, but usage is 0%
The other one says 1mb nothing under free and 100% usage
Then underneath these it says c: 1
Which I don't know if the 1 refers to mb or fixed disk 1
But shouldn't 100mb be enough to install freedos? I have tried to install this
in qemu GUI program several times. And when I initially run fdisk to partition
the drive I use the max available?
Is it possible that my computer is trying to install to a fixed disk 2? I have
tried to use option 5. Under fdisk to switch to fixed disk 1 which is like
I am stuck, all the tutorials I have read don't deal with this, so I know
something isn't right but don't know how to fix it?
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On Jan 14, 2011, at 4:50 PM, Eric Auer <e.a...@jpberlin.de> wrote:
>>> I have used fdisk to partition my drive at like a 100mb
>> A full install probably needs much more than that...
> tells about this:
>> XHARBOUR (a free CLIPPER clone, 8 MB) needs the OWATCOM
>> package: That package needs at least 30 MB disk space.
>> Other large packages are FPASCAL (free Pascal, 31 MB),
>> KRAPTOR (11 MB), Image MAGICK (8 MB), free DOOM (21 MB),
>> and VIM (consists of several packages, ca 20 MB). Without
>> those packages, installing all other (more than 200) packages
>> of the FULLCD needs less than 100 MB disk space.
>> For sure you can manually install a much smaller amount, but
>> I'm not sure how customizable the "old" installer is.
> In the old installer, you can select all packages for
> all categories manually, but of course if you want to
> do that, you have to toggle lots of checkboxes. Default
> is as far as I remember to install whole categories.
>> (Jim Hall's already been rewriting it lately.)
> The new installer is less interactive, I think. People
> have 100s of MB free on every USB stick or SD card...
> However, you are of course welcome to do a BASE install
> and then use FDPKG to install a few selected non-BASE
> packages manually later. Actually you can install most
> of the packages simply by unzipping them with any unzip
> tool into your dos directory (e.g. C:\FDOS or FREEDOS)
> and you can download and copy them in any way you like.
>>> Another error I have come across is if I try to format the
>>> drive it fails saying something like drive sectors
>>> not 1, 4 , 6, 16, 32 etc but 0.0 kb
>>> I don't know the exact error it returns with result 4.
>>> And I don't know if these are related
> Looking in the FreeDOS FORMAT source code, you may mean:
>> FATAL: Cluster size not 0.5, 1, 2, 4, 8, 16, 32 or 64k but...
> When you use FORMAT /D (debug mode) it will return error 59
> which is more fine-grained than error 4, and show more info.
> It is possible that you needed to reboot after fdisk and
> before formatting. Another typical problem could be that
> your drive is not a real sector based drive at all. Yet
> at least in DOSEMU, FORMAT would notice that on time and
> show a more useful error message than just about clusters.
> If you try to FORMAT in a non-DOS operating system and the
> target drive is not FAT but e.g. NTFS, similar confusion
> could occur. If you can already access a drive, you should
> not format it again anyway. In particular, if your DOS FAT
> drive will be on a multi boot system, you can let existing
> other operating systems format the drive to FAT in a safer
> way and then just let DOS install to that prepared drive.
> You should have a look at the FORMAT /D output if you want
> to try using FORMAT again and want to find out what failed.
> Then you can also report more details about the problem.
> Good luck!
> Eric :-)
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