From: Tom Ehlert <t...@drivesnapshot.de>

Dear Eric Auer,

could concentrate ONCE on the problem at hand, and not on all this
blablabla about file versions?


the problem seems to be that this freedos.img, booted in VirtualBox,
is able to generate funny characters (i without dot, C with hook, ...)
and not on real hardware.

now it would be cool if we had a screenshot (photo) of this iamge,
booted on real hardware.

btw: don't use EMM386 at all (for the moment), although I would not
expect problems.

now remove EVERYTHING not strictly necessary except keyboard.sys

last question: do you have the problem on the command line as well, or
only in VTUR?

Tom




am 10. September 2016 um 13:52 schrieben Sie:


> Hi Salih,

> thanks for sharing the 1.44 MB boot floppy image. It is correct that
> you cannot send files to the list, but the config & autoexec easily
> fits into a mail for the list by cut and paste:

>> !DEVICE=A:\DRIVER\HIMEM.EXE

> Supports options to manually select things but default should be okay.

>> !DEVICE=A:\DRIVER\EMM386.EXE FRAME=d800 X=TEST

> If you do not really need EMS 3 support, you should not force EMM386
> to provide a page frame. In particular, you should not force it to
> use a hardcoded location which may or may not work on a given system.

> You could for example try: X=TEST I=TEST NOEMS /VERBOSE

>> !COUNTRY=090,857,A:\DRIVER\COUNTRY.SYS
>> !SHELL=A:\COMMAND.COM A:\ /E:2048 /F /MSG /P=A:\FREEDOS\FDAUTO.BAT

>> !DEVICEHIGH=A:\DRIVER\XDMA.SYS

> XDMA is rather old. If you do not need it, you can skip it.

>> !DEVICE=A:\DRIVER\SRDXMS.SYS

> You may want to specify the size of the desired ramdisk here?

>> !DOSDATA=UMB
>> !DOS=HIGH,UMB
>> !FILES=120
>> !BUFFERS=30
>> !LASTDRIVE=Z

>> @echo off
>>
>> PATH=A:\;A:\FREEDOS;A:\DRIVER
>>
>> DISPLAY con=(EGA,857,1)
>> mode con codepage prepare=((857) A:\FREEDOS\EGA.CPX)
>> mode con codepage select=857
>> NLSFUNC /Y A:\DRIVER\COUNTRY.SYS
>> KEYB.exe tr,857,A:\FREEDOS\keybrd2.sys /id:179

> Interesting that you specify a special variant of keyboard.
> As mentioned earlier, you may want to use /NOHI for KEYB.

>> VTUR

> Your software gets started at boot automatically.



> Finally, here is a full list of versions of used files. They
> seem to be a bit old in general, but it is quite possible that
> many files simply had no updates since then, as they already
> had reached the desired state.

> File sizes & versions root:

>    315 fdconfig.sys
>  46685 KERNEL.SYS 2042 (build 2042 OEM:0xfd) [compiled May 11 2016]
>  66945 COMMAND.COM 0.84-pre2 XMS_Swap [Aug 28 2006 00:29:00]

> File sizes & versions freedos:

>   233 fdauto.bat
>   504 getargs.com reads memdisk command line
>   510 hdd.bat textinst / postinst installer caller??
>  1024 xmssize.com 2005, checks free XMS
>  1456 iniadd.com 2004, edits config
>  1530 oscheck.com 2004, checks boot sector type
>  2839 nlsfunc.exe 2004, version 0.4, /Y loads optional Y/N tables
>  2977 append.exe 2004, appends search path for data files
>  3657 DISPLAY.EXE 0.13b, loads custom fonts
>  3759 localize.com 2003, shows translateable messages
>  4149 choice.exe 2003, version 4.4, lets user make choices
>  5861 DOSKEY.COM obsolete, command.com has functionality built-in
>  6464 EGA.CPX from CPIDOS, with fonts 437, 850, 858, 852, 853, 857
> 11446 KEYB.EXE version 2.01
> 11681 sys.com version 3.6e
> 13077 KEYBRD4.SYS keyboard definitions
> 14395 VTUR.COM (your own software)
> 16254 MODE.COM old 2005 version
> 17049 USBKEYB.COM version 0.09
> 29722 KEYBRD2.SYS keyboard definitions
> 30189 EDIT.HLP compressed help texts
> 36640 KEYBRD3.SYS keyboard definitions
> 40332 KEYBOARD.SYS keyboard definitions
> 49264 srdisk.exe version 2.09 (Marko Kohtala's resizeable ramdisk)
> 64046 EDIT.EXE (text editor)

> File sizes & versions driver:

>  1577 eltorito.sys version 1.4
>  2423 shsucdhd.exe version 3.01
>  2535 xdma.sys old version 3.3
>  2882 srdxms.sys version 2.09 (see above)
>  3069 devload.com version 3.15
>  3745 xcdrom.sys version 2.3
>  4595 cdrcache.sys 2004 version
>  5612 shsucdx.com version 3.03a (SHCDX33A)
>  8058 himem.exe version 3.26, Aug 25 2006
> 15201 USBUHCI.OVL overlay for usbuhci
> 16799 emm386.exe version 2.26, Aug 25 2006
> 20776 USBUHCI.COM version 0.14, apparently 2010
> 30250 country.sys data file for nlsfunc country specific settings

> Maybe the others have additional comments on the used file versions!

> Regards, Eric



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Mit freundlichen Grn#en/Kind regards
Tom Ehlert
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