Thanks for your offer, but I managed to reproduce the various problems
easily on a small vbox FreeDOS install, so I should have enough to
And yes, the vbox guest environment is quite confusing indeed... hard to
sort out "real" bugs out of buggy vbox behavior (but at least the
keyboard works now, last time I played with vbox I remember it had big
troubles to handle keyboard keypresses...)
On 08/11/2014 04:31 AM, Rugxulo wrote:
> On Sun, Aug 10, 2014 at 8:57 PM, Mateusz Viste <mate...@viste.fr> wrote:
>> About fdnpkg freezing: how could I reproduce this problem exactly? Should it
>> be enough to just install
>> freedos 1.1 on virtualbox, without any special configuration, and boot the
>> latest version of all_cd.iso
>> on top of it? What network card model are you simulating? (and what packet
>> driver handles it?)
> For my VBox, the default seems to be "PCnet-FAST III (Am79C973)".
> Can't remember what FD 1.1 uses ... (boots up temporarily) ...
> apparently PCNTPK.COM (though I don't know the details offhand).
> He says he's using 4.3.14, which is "latest", AFAICT. However, due to
> obscure bugs on some hosts (e.g. Windows), some people (including
> myself) have rolled back to 4.3.12. And my Dell laptop machine here is
> Win7 (64-bit) and no VT-X.
> So, my point is, I think I vaguely remember him saying he uses Mac OS
> X, presumably the 64-bit VBox app, but I don't know if he's got VT-X
> enabled or not (nor whether that helps or hurts).
> P.S. Sorry, I admit to not fiddling with FDNPKG much lately, so I
> don't know much about it. Though if you want someone to try to
> duplicate his steps, feel free to give me explicit hints. But I'm not
> sure what's going on here so far, sounds very confusing.
>> On August 11, 2014 1:21:29 AM GMT+02:00, Ulrich <my.gr...@mailbox.org> wrote:
>>> I am a bit stuck with FDNPKG.
>>> Unfortunately there's no installation routine that lets me install the
>>> necessary 79 packages (plus configuration files) conveniently. Also
>>> only the first fdnpkg command runs successfully. Afterwards the
>>> VirtualBox guest freezes. I didn't have the nerve to switch the guest
>>> off and on again 79 times and then create FDCONFIG.SYS and AUTOEXEC.BAT
>>> by hand.
>>> VirtualBox version is 4.3.14.
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