[Freedos-user] Problem installing FreeDOS together with Win98SE using metakern

2008-06-15 Thread Anton Shepelev
Hello all, I tried to install FreeDOS 1.0 on the same partition (C:) as Win98SE using metakern, but ran into the following problem. Here's what I did: 0. Installed FreeDOS on C: 1. With Win98SE active, I booted from win98 cd and typed: sys c: fdisk /mbr

Re: [Freedos-user] Problem installing FreeDOS together with Win98SE using metakern

2008-06-15 Thread Anton Shepelev
Hi again! Dear, Bernd, everything had been fine (paths and filesizes) but one thing: fdisk and bootmgr were returning wrong bootsector dumps! I got it back to Win98SE, and invoked bootfix. Unfortunately, bootfix returns everything in a text (ascii) format, so I had

Re: [Freedos-user] Problem installing FreeDOS together with Win98SE using metakern

2008-06-16 Thread Anton Shepelev
Hi again, Robert I know my problem was confusion between MBR and the boot sector. But anyway, fdisk and bootmgr should return the same data... Anton - Check out the new SourceForge.net Marketplace. It's the best place to

Re: [Freedos-user] Problem installing FreeDOS together with Win98SEusing metakern

2008-06-19 Thread Anton Shepelev
All right. To your judgement is presented a patch for the metakern manual that I think will make things clearer for unexperienced users. Hope it sounds OK: The best way to install FreeDOS on a common partition with another OS would be to make a dump of its

[Freedos-user] mpxplay + via onboard soundcard

2008-06-19 Thread Anton Shepelev
Hello, I tried playing some music with mpxplay and couldn't. I enabled AC97 in BIOS and launched mpxplay with -scs VIA option, and it did procuce sound, but it was faltering and CPU Load (reported by mpxplay) swung between 12% and 279% outrageneously. My

Re: [Freedos-user] mpxplay + via onboard soundcard

2008-06-20 Thread Anton Shepelev
Hello, Eric you may have to set the BIOS option to AC97 on/off or SB16 legacy support on/off or both, and you may have to use the VIAAUDIO.COM tool (see my other mail) to un-mute the VIA. Yes, I enabled onboard audio (otherwise there's be no sound at all...) and also Legacy

Re: [Freedos-user] mpxplay + via onboard soundcard

2008-06-20 Thread Anton Shepelev
Bad news: Now I have tried turning off everything connected with USB and booting without emm386. It didn't help. And viaudio.com (not viaaudio...) doesn't un-mute my card when I run mpxplay in the -scs SBP mode. Also overclocking my processor to 855 MHz (for plain .wav

Re: [Freedos-user] mpxplay + via onboard soundcard

2008-06-29 Thread Anton Shepelev
Hi everybody and thanks for the feedback. After futher experiments I fixed the problem by changing mpxplay's buffering mode to that defined by the -bp key. And then it started to work in the -scs VIA mode. No sound in the SPB mode though. Same with QuickView: pretends to