On 4/3/2012 1:18 AM, Michael Robinson wrote:
> There is a syntax error message that flashes before the where to install
> freedos to and from menu comes up.  Another problem, install freezes at
> installing command.com.  Uge!

Are you installing on old hardware or in a virtual machine?

Some of us figured out that on ancient hardware (8088, 80286, etc.) the 
decompression process takes a long time.  If you are running in a 
virtual machine and your underlying hardware/operating system does not 
fully support virtualization then you are emulating the machine 
instruction by instruction, and that can take forever too.

My 2009 vintage Intel quad-core supports virtualzation well so I have 
very little instruction emulation.  But a user with a newer Atom tried 
it and noticed the horrible slowdown.  Apparently the Atom isn't fully 
capable of virtualization so QEMU was resorting to emulating each 
instruction, and that is very slow.


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