Jim Hall wrote:
>>> I'm building the new website. I'll update the notice to encourage new
>>> users to install FreeDOS in a virtual machine.

Tom Ehlert wrote:
>> any reason why we don't provide ready to run virtual machines as .VHD
>> images?

Jim Hall wrote:
>> Hmm... I don't know why we haven't. I don't know anything about VHD
>> though. Is that a standard virtual disk image that any PC
>> emulator/virtual machine can read? Can free/open source software
>> virtual machines read these (or create them)?

On Mon, Jun 20, 2016 at 10:42 AM, Tom Ehlert <t...@drivesnapshot.de> wrote:
> .VHD is a fairly generic virtual *disk* format, and most virtual
> machines providers should be able to read them.
> a tiny bit more specialized are the virtual machine configuration
> files, but we should be able to provide multiple formats, for Virtual
> Box, DosBox, HyperV, ...
> still no rocket science, and no risk to damage user data.

Thanks for the pointer. I'll see if I can output a VHD from QEMU. If I
can, I'll post a default install of FreeDOS 1.1 to our ibiblio archive
and link to it. I'll do the same when 1.2 is out.

"VHD (Virtual Hard Disk) is a file format which represents a virtual
hard disk drive (HDD). It may contain what is found on a physical HDD,
such as disk partitions and a file system, which in turn can contain
files and folders. It is typically used as the hard disk of a virtual
machine. The format was created by Connectix for their Virtual PC
product, known as Microsoft Virtual PC since Microsoft acquired
Connectix in 2003. Since June 2005, Microsoft has made the VHD Image
Format Specification available to third parties under the Microsoft
Open Specification Promise."

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