在 2016年12月17日 21:21, Rugxulo 写道:
> Hi,
>
> On Sat, Dec 17, 2016 at 2:55 PM, Mingcong Bai <jeffbaich...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> I happen to have a ThinkPad 340 kicking around:
>>
>> - Intel 486SLC2 25/50MHz
>> - 12MB RAM
>> - 3.5 inch 1.44MB Floppy Drive
>>
>> But FreeDOS seemed to have CD installation only... Is it possible to
>> install FreeDOS with a set of floppy disks still? If not, what are my
>> options?
> You mean that old bunch of like 88 floppy images for full FD 1.0?? Uh,
> no, that hasn't been attempted this time, probably overkill.
I must admit that I had no idea how complete a suite of FreeDOS is... 
That makes sense.
> FreeDOS is just a simple DOS, so bare minimum installation from floppy
> is easy (fdisk, fdapm warmboot, format, sys, xcopy). Of course that
> won't give you all third party software or even a full FD "BASE", but
> it will boot up (giving you at least a kernel, shell, and
> partition/MBR/boot sector). You can piecemeal add whatever you want.
> Truly, you don't always absolutely need all the extras (networking,
> games, archivers, development).
Okay... After the installation then would be a lot of playing with 
floppy disks.
> Do you have a working packet driver for networking for that machine?
> (My own MetaDOS floppy heavily relies on that, but it works fine under
> VBox or QEMU. So you can download there first and rawrite to physical
> disk later.) If so, that would make things a lot easier. IIRC, one way
> to halfway tell what card was "pcisleep q02" (or maybe NSSI or similar
> tool).
>
> http://www.ibiblio.org/pub/micro/pc-stuff/freedos/files/distributions/unofficial/metados/
>
> Most other floppy image files are very old and abandoned. If you just
> need "whatever", I could point you to various ones, like I did on the
> bug tracker:
>
> * https://sourceforge.net/p/freedos/bugs/143/
> * https://sourceforge.net/p/freedos/bugs/129/
>
> But FD 1.2 RC2 has a bootable floppy installer (thanks to Jerome):
>
> http://www.ibiblio.org/pub/micro/pc-stuff/freedos/files/distributions/1.2/previews/1.2-rc2/FD12FLOPPY.zip
>
> And Mateusz recently made his own Svarog86 floppy images:
>
> https://sourceforge.net/projects/svarog86/files/2015-05-29/
>
> Or if you could copy the .iso to the hard drive (via another
> computer), then you could then mount it via SHSUCDHD (I think).
>
> http://adoxa.altervista.org/shsucdx/index.html
> http://www.ibiblio.org/pub/micro/pc-stuff/freedos/files/dos/shsucdx/other/
Cool.
>> Oh also, I am a native Simplified Chinese user/speaker, there doesn't
>> seem to be any translation for CJKV (Chinese, Japanese, Korean,
>> Vietnamese) locales yet - is it not supported or just no one had gone in
>> and translate FreeDOS to these particular languages?
> Not sure exactly, you'd have to ask Henrique, the resident codepage
> expert (or maybe Wengier Wu on BTTR). Most of here don't grok such CJK
> languages, and IIRC there is no (fully working?) support for DBCS
> (unlike MS-DOS).
>
> IIRC, the typical DOS codepage doesn't hold many glyphs, so it's too
> small for most non-European (non-Roman alphabet) languages (but maybe
> some Cyrillic support). There are some minor workarounds (maybe), but
> most of us aren't qualified to test them.
>
> As far as Chinese (viewing only?), take a look here:
>
> https://www.ibiblio.org/pub/micro/pc-stuff/freedos/files/util/file/pg/libs/
>
> Or Foxtype (viewing only):
>
> http://www.ibiblio.org/pub/micro/pc-stuff/freedos/files/distributions/1.2/repos/util/foxtype.zip
>
> We did have a (theoretical only, albeit with a few third-party links)
> discussion a few years ago about Japanese support (freedos-user, date:
> Nov. 8, 2013, subject: "FreeDOS/V"):
>
> https://sourceforge.net/p/freedos/mailman/freedos-user/thread/559d6bb6.6000...@gmail.com/
>
> In other words, such CJK languages probably need their own TSRs or
> tools in order to use graphics mode (instead of limited text mode).
> There is however no active support (AFAIK) in FreeDOS for any CJK.
That's exactly how it worked for MS-DOS, when I read about some 
information on the FreeDOS Wikipedia page regarding 
"internationalization" I thought FreeDOS already had Unicode display 
support. Oh well... I will try and get in touch with someone soon.
> You can still write Unicode stuff with various DOS ports, e.g. Mined
> or GNU Emacs or Blocek (gfx). It's not universal DOS system support by
> any means, but it's far better than nothing.
GNU Nano all the way!

Thanks for all your answers though, just a couple more questions...

- I have just managed to find a Disney Sound Source on eBay, how 
compatible is FreeDOS with MS-DOS drivers? I hope it would work on 
FreeDOS...
- How does "version upgrade" work for FreeDOS? Do I have to overwrite my 
installation every time, or is there update/upgrade mechanism built it?

Best Regards,
Mingcong Bai

------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Check out the vibrant tech community on one of the world's most 
engaging tech sites, SlashDot.org! http://sdm.link/slashdot
_______________________________________________
Freedos-user mailing list
Freedos-user@lists.sourceforge.net
https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/freedos-user

Reply via email to