Greetings, I wanted to try out FreeDOS on an old laptop where I have  
replaced the HDD with a CF card. I am looking to avoid floppies/CDs  
however, so I am wondering if anyone has an image that could be written to  
the CF card that would then boot into FreeDOS. I`ve found that once I have  
a bootable CF card I can dump the whole thing to an image using a sector  
editor, and use that image to make another CF card of equal or greater  
size bootable as well. Having a bootable image available would be  
convenient for some folks, am I right?

I`m also wondering if it is possible to install FreeDOS onto a FAT16/32  
partition alongside Windows NT4/2K/XP and add it to the Windows boot menu  
by pointing it to a file containing the FreeDOS boot sector. That is how I  
keep a win98 command prompt around as an option on 2K/XP boxes. The tricky  
part of course is getting that boot sector, along with the numbers in it  
that match the drive geometry. I`m assuming FreeDOS uses its own boot  
sector that is different than a DOS or win9x one, is this correct? Does it  
use "IO.SYS" and "MSDOS.SYS" as system files or are they called something  

The other thing I`m curious about is how speedstep and CPU states are  
working under FreeDOS. I have another laptop which had the CPU (a  
low-voltage one that is soldered to the board!) replaced with a faster  
model. Since the BIOS wasn`t designed to support this, it always boots up  
at the default (minimum) speed. There are utilities to manipulate the CPU  
speed under Windows but I haven`t found anything that runs under DOS. I  
tried FDAPM, and got an error about "unable to parse ..." but  
surprisingly, using the "speed" argument I was able to switch it to  
something even slower (but not faster). I didn`t know a Pentium M could  
run at less than 600MHz, but when I used speed4 it seemed like it was cut  
down to half that speed. (I took this opportunity to run the old bytemark  
CPU benchmark, which normally would crash on anything 600MHz or faster due  
to a bug)


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