On Sun, Jan 22, 2012 at 1:55 PM, Bob Cochran <bcochra...@verizon.net> wrote:
> Thank you, Bret. I was just able to buy some reasonably priced USB
> drives and I'll play with installing FreeDOS on these. I too seem to
> remember that Win98 or Win XP DOS boot disks always boot with an
> extended memory management application. Does FreeDOS have the
> equivalent?

FreeDOS comes with open source equivalents of HIMEM.SYS and EMM386.EXE.

FreeDOS *is* a DOS system, so you'll have the standard DOS limit of
1MB of real memory, and 640KB of conventional memory available to

The box I have FreeDOS on has 256MB of RAM.  I load HIMEM.SYS, and
have a disk cache and a ramdisk in XMS memory.

> The machine I'm testing FreeDOS on has 16 Gb of memory installed.

Er, don't you mean 16 megabytes?

> Bob

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