Hi Rugxulo,

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 
investigate :)

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:
> Hi,
> 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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