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From: Dimitris Zilaskos <dimitr...@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, Jul 18, 2016 at 11:36 AM
Subject: Re: [Freedos-user] Which freedos on 486
To: "Discussion and general questions about FreeDOS." <
Thank you for your reply. Please see answers inline.
On Jul 18, 2016 9:34 AM, "Louis Santillan" <lpsan...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Jul 17, 2016 at 5:21 PM, Dimitris Zilaskos <dimitr...@gmail.com>
> > Hi,
> > I am trying to install FreeDOS on my old 486. Version 1.0 will boot from
> > floppy (only with himem, emm3886 with crash), detect CDROM drive (only
> > connected on Vesa Local bus controller, not on SB16 IDE - tertiary ide
> It is likely that you'll require you sound card manufacturer's CDROM
> driver to have it recognize the IDE channel there. The VLB card is
> likely recognized natively by the BIOS and/or registering itself in
> such a way that its channels are "natively" available to the BIOS.
> > channel) , and install happily. However upon reboot it just hangs ,
> > printing anything.
> Are you sys'ing the C: drive after install? Run `sys c:` after the
> install program.
I tried it, it completed successfully but there was no change.
> > Versions 1.1 and 1.2 floppy bootdisks either hang on boot printing odd
> > characters or will not detect the CDROM.
> Which specific bootdisks do what?
I have done a poor job recording that, sorry.
> > System is a 486DX4-100, 32 MB RAM.VESA Local Bus controller with
> > loaded with 2 HDD - 6 GB and 4 GB, secondary IDE the CDROM. BIOS
> > boot only from floppy and hdd. SB16 CT2290 used to handle the CDROM
> > via its IDE interface - now I moved the CDROM drive to the VESA card.
> > Windows 98SE happily gets installed and works on this system.
> Win98SE has much more capable HW detection & driver routines. FreeDOS
> (like all DOSes) depends on the BIOS and whatevers you supply it.
> > Is there a recommended strategy to get FreeDOS installed on such an
> > system? Did some research and tried several bootdisks that float around,
> > nothing worked quite like FreeDOS 1.0.
> If you're willing to test FDI 1.2, download the beta boot floppy ,
> and the cdrom iso . Make sure the boot floppy can recognize your
> two hard drives and your CD-ROM. Add drivers and edit
> autoexec.bat/fdconfig.sys as necessary (especially wrt to ensuring
> CD-ROM access). Install FD 1.2 beta. `sys c:` at the end of your
>  http://dnld.lod.bz/FDI-2016-07-17-0.pre.zip
I have tried it please see the output attached. This is endlessly scrolling
after drives are detected.
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