Thanks Louis Santillan, userbeitrag, Andy Stamp, Mateusz Viste and Jerome
E. Shidel Jr. for your comments and help .... will investigate further and
post results shortly....


On 28 October 2016 at 18:04, Simon Atkinson <>

> Hi there
> I presume that FreeDOS, like other versions of DOS, will run on an
> 8086-based system.... or have I missed something?
> I have tried to boot FreeDOS on a IBM PS/2 Model 30 (8086 CPU and standard
> 8-bit ISA and version with a 1.44MB floppy drive), but have had little luck.
> The boot disks I created for MSDOS5.0 and OpenDOS 7.01 and DRDOS7.02 work
> fine – dropping me into the DOS prompt. I can then use their respective
> versions of FDISK to see to the installed 20MB hard disk etc. These boot
> disks also work fine if the hard disk is removed allowing me to run the
> respective version of DOS from the floppy.
> However, FreeDOS doesn’t boot at all! I’m puzzled... I’ve tried simple
> boot disks that I have created based on FreeDOS 1.1 and 1.2, but no luck.
> For 1.2, for example, I just get a series of dots and the word “ERROR!”
> When I have tried FreeDOS 1.1, with the hard disk in place, it boots to the
> point where it list the hard disk’s CHS geometry and then just hangs....
> Any ideas?
> Simon
> ====>
Developer Access Program for Intel Xeon Phi Processors
Access to Intel Xeon Phi processor-based developer platforms.
With one year of Intel Parallel Studio XE.
Training and support from Colfax.
Order your platform today.
Freedos-user mailing list

Reply via email to