On Sun, May 6, 2012 at 3:47 PM, Bernd Blaauw <bbla...@home.nl> wrote:
> Op 6-5-2012 22:23, k4...@aol.com schreef:
>> I am new to the list and would appreciate some help loading a bootable
>> version of Freedos on to a 1 GB compact flash card.  This is for a small
>> PC-104 system I have.  Several years ago I had a version that was on a
>> floppy (1.4 meg).  Later I got a CD for loading bootable Freedos on to a
>> hard drive.  But this version takes much, much more disk space than what
>> the floppy did.  Is there a bootable version of Freedos that will fit on
>> my compact flash card that doesn't require so much space?
> Usually SYS X: does the trick, where X: is the driveletter assigned to a
> FAT32 formatted storage device.

As Bernd said, you can be as minimal as you like. You're only forced
to use the kernel and some kind of shell (presumably FreeCOM), not
counting boot sector and active FAT partition of course. However, I'm
assuming you don't mean quite that ultra minimal.

"BASE" is the core of FreeDOS, and it includes various things, mostly
meant to compare to old de facto standard MS-DOS 6.22, e.g. EXE2BIN
(heh). Check here to see if that is all you want / need:


I've not studied the FD 1.1 installer and setup too heavily (as Bernd
did the work), so I can't remember every little detail, but I think it
lets you choose what to install and what to ignore. Certainly you can
manually install (like me) instead, though I guess that's more

I don't know if this answers your question, but feel free to ask for
more specifics. Though there are no floppy distros anymore, as most
don't want them, and I'm not sure if all the stuff you'd want would
reasonably fit anyways (esp. not with sources, docs, or whatever).

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