[Freedos-user] FDI Preview 20

2016-05-26 Thread Jerome E. Shidel Jr.
Hello All, FDI Preview 20 has been released for testing. http://www.ibiblio.org/pub/micro/pc-stuff/freedos/files/distributions/1.2-pre20/ or http://up.lod.bz/FDI

Re: [Freedos-user] Games - and DOS installation

2016-06-18 Thread Jerome E. Shidel Jr.
> On Jun 18, 2016, at 1:29 PM, Eric Auer wrote: > > > Hi guys, > > (sorry about the long mail...) > >> During the discussion of version 1.2, this was my interpretation of >> how this should be handled and what was implemented when the >> user installed FreeDOS in normal

Re: [Freedos-user] Games - and DOS installation

2016-06-18 Thread Jerome E. Shidel Jr.
> On Jun 18, 2016, at 7:20 AM, Eric Auer wrote: > […] > I think this was part of the FreeDOS 1.2 discussion before, but > how about detection whether a harddisk is "totally" empty before > showing the question how to install? I agree that for people who > made a totally empty

[Freedos-user] FreeDOS 1.2+ Preview 12 - Now with Dimples

2016-02-10 Thread Jerome E. Shidel Jr.
Hello all, Just released FDI Preview 12. Some major non-UI underlying changes, for better performance and compatibility. Too many improvements and far to many things to list. Hopefully, this will be the last preview before FreeDOS 1.2 beta. Next, I intend on looking through the package lists

Re: [Freedos-user] FreeDOS 1.2+ Preview 12 - Now with Dimples

2016-02-13 Thread Jerome E. Shidel Jr.
> On Feb 12, 2016, at 10:26 PM, Eric Auer wrote: > > > Hi Don, to make a PESSIMISTIC GUESS about the following: > >> Downloaded and burned to CD. >> Lots of "Error writing to drive A: DOS area write protection violation >> attempted" errors. Is there reason I am getting

[Freedos-user] FreeDOS 1.2 Preview 11

2016-02-01 Thread Jerome E. Shidel Jr.
I just released the FreeDOS 1.2 Installer Preview 11. If you wish to participate in the general pre-beta testing of the hopefully soon to arrive FreeDOS 1.2 release, you can find it’s floppy image and a link to the required package repository CD image at: http://up.load.bz/FDI/latest

Re: [Freedos-user] FreeDOS 1.2 Preview 11

2016-02-02 Thread Jerome E. Shidel Jr.
> On Feb 2, 2016, at 12:17 PM, Eric Auer wrote: > > > Hi! > >>> Wait, that is pretty serious! Only really important cache errors beep: > > ... > >> Hopefully, it is just from attempted writing of temp files to the locked USB >> stick. > > Well that is still serious.

Re: [Freedos-user] FreeDOS 1.2 Preview 11

2016-02-02 Thread Jerome E. Shidel Jr.
> On Feb 2, 2016, at 7:54 PM, Eric Auer wrote: > > > Hi! > >>> Well that is still serious. Even if you do something as harmless as >>> >>> copy STUFF SOMEWHERE | more >>> >>> you would still end up 1. not seeing the output of "copy" and >>> possibly even 2. block the

Re: [Freedos-user] FreeDOS 1.2 Preview 11

2016-02-02 Thread Jerome E. Shidel Jr.
ler performed as expected with no hiccups whatever. I’m glad to hear you had no issues with the Floppy based install. :-) > Can't wait for the rest of the packages to be included! This is something I'm are still trying to hash out with the FreeDOS developers group. > > > On Mon

[Freedos-user] Roll your own FreeDOS 1.2+

2016-02-02 Thread Jerome E. Shidel Jr.
Hello all, I have also created a youtube video that demonstrates how to create your own custom FreeDOS 1.2+ installation Floppy and USB stick images with FDI. (The FreeDOS Installer — Preview 11) It demonstrates the complete process from scratch, includes what you need to download, how to

Re: [Freedos-user] FreeDOS 1.2 Preview 11

2016-02-02 Thread Jerome E. Shidel Jr.
Hello again Don and Eric, > On Feb 2, 2016, at 10:50 AM, Eric Auer wrote: > > > Hi Don et al, > >> USB installer is a different matter. >> First, please disable BELL on lbacache - it wreaks havoc on my wifes's >> hearing aid. > > Wait, that is pretty serious! Only really

Re: [Freedos-user] FreeDOS 1.2+ Preview 12 - Now with Dimples

2016-02-23 Thread Jerome E. Shidel Jr.
Preview 14, Is going to zap the MBR by default in normal mode. In advanced mode, this can be overridden. I may push Preview 14 out the door sometime today. Mostly, because I made a dumb mistake in FDIMPLES with search and replace. Completely breaking the detailed package selection in advanced

Re: [Freedos-user] FreeDOS 1.2+ Preview 12 - Now with Dimples

2016-02-23 Thread Jerome E. Shidel Jr.
> On Feb 23, 2016, at 3:05 PM, Eric Auer wrote: > > > Hi! > >> Matuesz, I actually went and tested this. MS-DOS 6.22 [0] >> handles the MBR that same way as FDI [1] does. :/ Both leave a broken >> MBR, one that cannot boot into the newly installed DOS. > > Ouch. Note

Re: [Freedos-user] FreeDOS 1.2+ Preview 12 - Now with Dimples

2016-02-23 Thread Jerome E. Shidel Jr.
> On Feb 23, 2016, at 8:54 AM, Corbin Davenport > wrote: > > Is there a possibility FreeDOS could install the GRUB manager by default on > PCs with multiple partitions? Or even go a step further and try to detect an > existing GRUB installation, and adding it's own

Re: [Freedos-user] FreeDOS 1.2+ Preview 12 - Now with Dimples

2016-02-19 Thread Jerome E. Shidel Jr.
> On Feb 19, 2016, at 1:51 PM, Louis Santillan wrote: > > Hey all, > > I plan to do another test run with the hardware I have. 1.2p12 or 13, > which ever is available. 13 should be up in a few minutes or so. > > On Sat, Feb 13, 2016 at 3:46 PM, Jerome Shidel

Re: [Freedos-user] FreeDOS 1.2+ Preview 12 - Now with Dimples

2016-02-19 Thread Jerome E. Shidel Jr.
There are a lot of major internal changes in 13. no sense testing 12. Anyhow 13, floppy an 32mb slim usb images are up. it will be about an hour for the 512mb image. Internet is very slow where I am at right now. http://up.lod.bz/FDI > On Feb 19, 2016, at 1:51 PM, Louis

[Freedos-user] FDI Preview 13

2016-02-19 Thread Jerome E. Shidel Jr.
FDI Preview 13 is now available. http://up.lod.bz/FDI -- Site24x7 APM Insight: Get Deep Visibility into Application Performance APM + Mobile APM + RUM: Monitor 3 App instances at just $35/Month

Re: [Freedos-user] FDI Preview 15, update 2

2016-04-05 Thread Jerome E. Shidel Jr.
Hello Don, > What QEMU version are you using? > 2.5.0 for me (I'm on Xubuntu 16.04). Well, It is a bit of a pain for me to run QEMU. Basically, I can only run it on my server. It is a 2 x XEON 3.0Ghz w/dual core cpus, 36GB RAM and Multi-TB RAID, running OpenSUSE Tumbleweed with QEMU 2.4.0.

Re: [Freedos-user] FDI Preview 15, update 2

2016-04-06 Thread Jerome E. Shidel Jr.
Hello, > On Apr 5, 2016, at 12:58 PM, Louis Santillan > wrote: > > QEMU supports VNC like VirtualBox and VMware. > > http://wiki.qemu.org/download/qemu-doc.html#sec_005finvocation >

Re: [Freedos-user] DOSBox I/O issue follow-up

2016-03-23 Thread Jerome E. Shidel Jr.
Sorry, minor correction on results. > On Mar 22, 2016, at 9:06 PM, Jerome Shidel wrote: > > Hello Eric (and anyone else who is interested), > > Here is a little proof-of-concept demonstration of the issue regarding I/O > redirection in DOSBox. > > ; begin example code > >

Re: [Freedos-user] DOSBox I/O issue follow-up

2016-03-23 Thread Jerome E. Shidel Jr.
The workaround is easy, you just read from STDIN as a file with DOS FN 0x3F. The other is supposed to work and this is a little more code. But, who is complaining. :) -- Transform Data into Opportunity. Accelerate data

[Freedos-user] FDI Preview 14 - Updated

2016-03-06 Thread Jerome E. Shidel Jr.
I decided that FDI should take care of a couple things. So, I pushed a minor update. -- ___ Freedos-user mailing list Freedos-user@lists.sourceforge.net

[Freedos-user] FreeDOS Installer Preview 14 - The Final Chapter.

2016-03-06 Thread Jerome E. Shidel Jr.
Hello All, The wholesome and awesome goodness of the FreeDOS Installer Preview 14 is now available. P14 contains many improvements over P13 including auto-partitioning (when obvious), fixed FDIMPLES bug, MBR updating and many many more enhancements. http://up.lod.bz/FDI I also ran an tested

[Freedos-user] Minor update to FDI Preview 15

2016-04-01 Thread Jerome E. Shidel Jr.
Hello All, I just wanted to let you know I just pushed a minor update to FDI Preview 15. I noticed that occasionally under DOSBox, the installer would hang at startup. The RAM drive program would get stuck sometimes. Since temporary storage is not absolutely required at that point I just have

Re: [Freedos-user] Minor update to FDI Preview 15

2016-04-01 Thread Jerome E. Shidel Jr.
Oh, I also started including a VMDK file with the USB images to ease usage with virtual machines. -- Transform Data into Opportunity. Accelerate data analysis in your applications with Intel Data Analytics Acceleration

[Freedos-user] FDI Preview 15, update 2

2016-04-03 Thread Jerome E. Shidel Jr.
Hello All, I just pushed another minor update to Preview 15. changes: - Typo correction on Partition Drive Screen. - Automatic updating of installed FDNPKG drive letters to C: (some were pointing to D: after USB stick installation) Thanks, Jerome

Re: [Freedos-user] FreeDos booting from a USB stick

2016-04-03 Thread Jerome E. Shidel Jr.
> On Mar 29, 2016, at 1:26 PM, Thomsen Thomsen wrote: > > Hello. I managed to create a bootable USB key running FreeDos using Rufus > (http://www.howtogeek.com/136987/how-to-create-a-bootable-dos-usb-drive/). It > works well and boots fine. I even managed to move

Re: [Freedos-user] FDI Preview 15, update 2

2016-04-03 Thread Jerome E. Shidel Jr.
Hello Don, > Are you ready for a chuckle? My server drive is mapped to F: - the same as > the CDROM drive assignment . LOL > no worries - I will modify it on my end. > Well, you’ll probably like this then. If you have correctly configured FDNPKG.CFG. And basically, have switched to a

Re: [Freedos-user] FDI Preview 15, update 2

2016-04-04 Thread Jerome E. Shidel Jr.
> On Apr 4, 2016, at 8:00 AM, Jim Hall wrote: > > Thanks! I'll try it out tonight. > > I didn't see the link for the USB image, but I see that it is there. I saw > the link for Download and the link for Latest, then a bunch of text that I > didn't read. My bad. ;-) No

Re: [Freedos-user] Boot FreeDOS (Black screen/blinking cursor)

2016-03-30 Thread Jerome E. Shidel Jr.
Hello Matt, > I don't understand. I don't see AHCI.SYS or UIDE/UDVD in the FDI image. Don is referring to line 18 in the autoexec.bat DEVLOAD /H /Q %dosdir%\BIN\UDVD2.SYS /D:FDCD0001 > This particular disk has never never been GPT and the table is obliterated > anyway because I dd'd the FDI

Re: [Freedos-user] Boot FreeDOS (Black screen/blinking cursor)

2016-03-30 Thread Jerome E. Shidel Jr.
Hello Matt, > In the Boot tab in my BIOS, the menu for Xst Boot has CD, USB Floppy, USB CD, > etc, etc and UEFI at the bottom. Usually I have UEFI as first and only boot. > However, I've changed it to USB Floppy (I dunno why it thinks it's a floppy) > as first and only, no UEFI. I can't see

Re: [Freedos-user] Boot FreeDOS (Black screen/blinking cursor)

2016-03-30 Thread Jerome E. Shidel Jr.
Hello Matt, > On Mar 30, 2016, at 6:15 AM, matthew berardi wrote: > > Hi Jerome, > Thanks a lot for the response. > I dd'd that image onto a hard drive. I could mount it and see DOSy looking > stuff. I tried to boot off it as USB and internal SATA and got the same

[Freedos-user] Preview 15, The Final Preview.

2016-03-29 Thread Jerome E. Shidel Jr.
Hello All, Well I finally had a little bit of spare time and incorporated the enhancements I mentioned. I foresee no further changes or enhancements. Technically, preview 15 should be called Beta or RC 1. However, I just finished the modifications and hammered on the latest version. So, I am

Re: [Freedos-user] FreeDos booting from a USB stick

2016-03-29 Thread Jerome E. Shidel Jr.
Hello, > On Mar 29, 2016, at 1:26 PM, Thomsen Thomsen wrote: > > Hello. I managed to create a bootable USB key running FreeDos using Rufus > (http://www.howtogeek.com/136987/how-to-create-a-bootable-dos-usb-drive/). It > works well and boots fine. I even managed to

Re: [Freedos-user] FDI Preview 15, update 2

2016-04-03 Thread Jerome E. Shidel Jr.
No testing has been done on QEMU on linux. I will have to look into the issue. It may related to startup temp storage RAM drive creation. -- ___ Freedos-user mailing list

Re: [Freedos-user] FDI Preview 15, update 2

2016-04-03 Thread Jerome E. Shidel Jr.
Hello Jim, Don and Everyone, > On Apr 3, 2016, at 7:28 PM, Jim Hall wrote: > > Is anyone else testing using QEMU (virtual machine on Linux)? I'm not > getting anywhere. The installation seems stuck after 'Done processing > startup files FDCONFIG.SYS and AUTOEXEC.BAT'. > >

Re: [Freedos-user] FDI Preview 15, update 2

2016-04-04 Thread Jerome E. Shidel Jr.
> On Apr 4, 2016, at 6:13 PM, Rugxulo <rugx...@gmail.com> wrote: > > Hi, > > On Mon, Apr 4, 2016 at 12:28 AM, Jerome E. Shidel Jr. <jer...@shidel.net> > wrote: >> >> I have tested under QEMU on Linux and have detected the issue and its cause. >&g

[Freedos-user] FreeDOS 1.2 BETA, Coming soon--ish.

2016-03-22 Thread Jerome E. Shidel Jr.
Hello All, This is mostly a status update regarding the FreeDOS 1.2 BETA release. There have been no installer related issues reported with the current FDI Preview 14 and it is technically ready for the BETA release. However, I intend on implementing a couple things prior to that release. They

Re: [Freedos-user] FDI Preview 15, Update 3

2016-04-23 Thread Jerome E. Shidel Jr.
Hello Mateusz and All, > *** freezing *** > After my C: drive being partitioned, the installer restarted and > formatted the drive. Then, it displayed a message "Gathering some > information to prepare for the installation." > note 1: the message should end with 3 dots "installation...", since

[Freedos-user] FDI Preview 16

2016-04-29 Thread Jerome E. Shidel Jr.
Hello all, FreeDOS 1.2 - FDI Preview 16 is now available for download at http://up.lod.bz/FDI It now includes a Boot Floppy, 32mb Slim USB, 512mb USB and 400mb+ Bootable CD. Booting the CD is not supported under VirtualBox. It requires booting the install floppy and just using the CD. Or,

Re: [Freedos-user] FreeDOS 1.2 Package LSM Data Verification

2016-05-19 Thread Jerome E. Shidel Jr.
> On May 19, 2016, at 3:55 PM, Louis Santillan <lpsan...@gmail.com> wrote: > > On Wed, May 18, 2016 at 3:22 PM, Jerome E. Shidel Jr. <jer...@shidel.net> > wrote: > [SNIP] >> >> Is DOSLFN going to be dropped? I don’t know. It is not up to me and my

Re: [Freedos-user] FreeDOS 1.2 Package LSM Data Verification

2016-05-18 Thread Jerome E . Shidel Jr .
> On May 18, 2016, at 10:12 AM, Tom Ehlert wrote: > >>> Without DOSLFN, no support at all for long filenames? > >> Correct. Although, I hear the was another very buggy one that was >> around before DOSLFN. I don’t know the name. > > THIS.IS.RIDICULOUS. > > one of the

Re: [Freedos-user] FreeDOS 1.2 Package LSM Data Verification

2016-05-18 Thread Jerome E. Shidel Jr.
Eric, > On May 18, 2016, at 12:24 PM, Eric Auer > wrote: > > > I would like to agree with Tom: It is good that FreeDOS comes > with a nice collection of drivers for modern hardware! Those > times when a DOS driver was included when people

Re: [Freedos-user] FreeDOS 1.2 Package LSM Data Verification

2016-05-19 Thread Jerome E. Shidel Jr.
Hello Eric and all, First, I went through the couple old 1.1 packages that were not on the update repo. They were buried elsewhere on ibiblio. So, at present these will be included on big USB but are not currently installed under ALL or BASE. RIPCORD DOSUTIL, also updated to latest version.

Re: [Freedos-user] FreeDOS 1.2 needs you

2016-05-12 Thread Jerome E. Shidel Jr.
So far, I have gone through all of the ARCHIVER and BASE packages and have corrected their LSM data. In those groups, these packages have not been solved. Unknown license information and will probably be dropped from release, ARCHIVER/ARJ ARCHIVER/ZOO Missing sources, BASE/COMMAND Yet

Re: [Freedos-user] FreeDOS 1.2 Package LSM Data Verification

2016-05-17 Thread Jerome E. Shidel Jr.
> On May 17, 2016, at 8:23 AM, Tom Ehlert wrote: > >>CRYNWR - Unknown License, Dropped. > >>GCDROM - Listed as GPL, No Sources, Based on XCDROM, Removed. > > GCDROM sources are available. > > >>UIDE - Free for non-commercial, Removed. >>

Re: [Freedos-user] FreeDOS 1.2 needs you

2016-05-13 Thread Jerome E. Shidel Jr.
> On May 12, 2016, at 6:19 PM, Rugxulo wrote: [..] > https://www.ibiblio.org/pub/micro/pc-stuff/freedos/files/distributions/1.0/pkgs/commands.zip [..] Thanks, Jerome -- Mobile security can be

Re: [Freedos-user] FreeDOS 1.2 Package LSM Data Verification

2016-05-14 Thread Jerome E. Shidel Jr.
Hello John and All, > I note that DOSLFN installs by default in FreeDOS 1.1, so if it is not kept > then the FD 1.2 installer would have to accommodate. At present, DOSLFN is not installed with BASE. However, It is installed under ALL. I was unable to determine it’s license. It may be BSD,

[Freedos-user] FreeDOS 1.2 Package LSM Data Verification

2016-05-14 Thread Jerome E. Shidel Jr.
Hello All, It took some doing. But, I have gone through all both the packages proposed for the FreeDOS 1.2 release. So, here are the changes that have been implemented. Some of these are listed even though it was decided beforehand that they were going to be pulled. One or two, have problems

Re: [Freedos-user] FreeDOS 1.2 Package LSM Data Verification

2016-05-14 Thread Jerome E. Shidel Jr.
Hello, > On May 14, 2016, at 9:45 PM, Rugxulo wrote: > In particular, some software is "GPLv2 only" while others are "GPLv2 > (or later)" or even "GPLv2 (only) or GPLv3 (only)”. I did not go into that fine of detail. But, someone should do that someday. > [It's a mess.]

Re: [Freedos-user] FreeDOS 1.2 Package LSM Data Verification

2016-05-15 Thread Jerome E. Shidel Jr.
Hello Eric and all, 4DOS: I fixed the missing source issue. If Jim is fine with including a “Non-commercial use only” program it can stay. Otherwise, it will either have to be installed later or could be provided on unofficial FreeDOS releases. GCDROM: The GCDROM are incomplete they only

Re: [Freedos-user] FreeDOS 1.2 Package LSM Data Verification

2016-05-15 Thread Jerome E. Shidel Jr.
> On May 15, 2016, at 1:17 AM, dmccunney wrote: >> [..] >> 4DOS - Listed as Free, No Sources. Kept for now, may get Dropped? > > 4DOS sources, for the original 7.50 release, and the later 8.0 release > by Luchezar Georgiev may be found here, along with 4DOS original >

Re: [Freedos-user] FreeDOS 1.2 Package LSM Data Verification

2016-05-15 Thread Jerome E. Shidel Jr.
> On May 15, 2016, at 12:41 AM, Thomas Mueller wrote: > [..] > I don't know if DIALOG proposed for FreeDOS is the same as any of those > dialogs. I think it is the “DIALOG” package that shipped with FD1.1. > > Without DOSLFN, no support at all for long filenames?

Re: [Freedos-user] FreeDOS 1.2 Package LSM Data Verification

2016-05-15 Thread Jerome E. Shidel Jr.
> On May 15, 2016, at 1:26 AM, Rugxulo wrote: > > I assume that your .ZIPs of CuteMouse > (ctmouse.zip) and Jemm386 (jemm.zip) come from here: > > http://www.ibiblio.org/pub/micro/pc-stuff/freedos/files/distributions/1.1/repos/base/ Yep, nearly all others are from ibiblio

Re: [Freedos-user] FreeDOS 1.2 Package LSM Data Verification

2016-05-15 Thread Jerome E. Shidel Jr.
Hello, > >Just as a general statement regarding “Dropped” packages. It doesn’t >mean > >they cannot be used or installed later. It also doesn’t mean they cannot be > provided on ibiblio. > > I am a bit confused by this, it seems to be an "end-around" solution; has > this been happening all

Re: [Freedos-user] FreeDOS 1.2 - Preview 17

2016-05-15 Thread Jerome E. Shidel Jr.
:-) > On May 11, 2016, at 11:11 PM, perditi...@gmail.com wrote: > [..] > Kernel update is forthcoming. > I still need to run some tests and make 386+ builds, but updated > packages will be available at > http://www.fdos.org/kernel/release/LATEST/fdpkg/ >

Re: [Freedos-user] FreeDOS 1.2 Package LSM Data Verification

2016-05-15 Thread Jerome E. Shidel Jr.
> > I can't imagine anyone taking stuff from a FreeDOS 1.2 release and > *wanting* to issue it as a commercial product. Rex released 4DOS as > open source because it was no longer selling. The world had moved on > from MSDOS and 16 bit, and so had he. > __ > Dennis It is not an

Re: [Freedos-user] Something to look forward to when Preview 17 is released.

2016-05-03 Thread Jerome E. Shidel Jr.
> On May 3, 2016, at 2:12 AM, Thomas Mueller wrote: > […] > Now I wonder if FDI will run in DOSBox running under FreeBSD, NetBSD or > Linux. FDI since Preview 13 or 14 (I think), runs fine under DOSBox on a Mac. 1) Assume you have setup a C: drive for DOSBox. 2) Either:

[Freedos-user] FreeDOS 1.2 Missing Packages and XDEL

2016-05-06 Thread Jerome E. Shidel Jr.
Hello Alain, I mentioned several days ago, that if there anything additional anyone wanted included to let me know. But, it is still not to late. However, XDEL is not on the FreeDOS Repo. As long as I receive it. It is open source and includes the source. Is packaged up with the proper LSM

[Freedos-user] FreeDOS 1.2 needs you

2016-05-06 Thread Jerome E. Shidel Jr.
Hello All, FreeDOS 1.2 needs your help verifying package information. This is one of the main holdups for the next OS release. Verifying this data is correct is essential. Especially the the licensing information. GPL, GPLv2, MIT, BSD …… Other information, such as website, authors and etc,

[Freedos-user] Something to look forward to when Preview 17 is released.

2016-05-02 Thread Jerome E. Shidel Jr.
Well, FDI Preview 17 is not out yet. But, I though I would tell you about a new feature for the Power Users. The USB stick versions will contain a command line utility to recreate the entire FDI Build environment. So, all you FreeDOS hackers out there can build your own personal completely

[Freedos-user] FDI Preview 15, Update 3

2016-04-15 Thread Jerome E. Shidel Jr.
Hello All, Sorry that it took so long, but I have been swamped the last couple weeks. Anyhow, I updated vinfo in V8Power tools to detect QEMU. So, FDI should no longer get stuck by trying to create a RAMDRIVE or have issues under QEMU emulation. Preview 15 Update 3 is now available at

[Freedos-user] FreeDOS 1.2 - Preview 16

2016-04-19 Thread Jerome E. Shidel Jr.
Hello All, At present there are two USB of FDI, 32MB and 512MB. Who would like the 512MB version expanded to 2GB in Preview 16? This would not effect the download size or installed software. However, it would require a 2GB USB drive instead of only 512MB. The only benefit I see in doing this

Re: [Freedos-user] FDI Preview 15, Update 3

2016-04-17 Thread Jerome E. Shidel Jr.
Hello Jim and All, Changed the English language “Select Language” text. Changed all “wish to” to “want to”. I removed all of the Periods for options. I removed the Background fill character from the default theme. (That all took about 2 minutes)

Re: [Freedos-user] FreeDOS 1.2 - Preview 16

2016-04-19 Thread Jerome E. Shidel Jr.
> On Apr 19, 2016, at 5:55 PM, Louis Santillan wrote: > > That would have been my argument. The default imaging/image writing > tools do not automagically expand the filesystem. But, if you include > a tool that could do off-line or on-line FAT expansion with freespace >

Re: [Freedos-user] FreeDOS 1.2 - Preview 16

2016-04-19 Thread Jerome E. Shidel Jr.
Hello Jim, Oops, I forgot to answer this part. > For putting the image on a USB fob drive, wouldn't you use Live USB > Creator or some similar tool anyway, so the 2GB thing doesn't matter? > Live USB Creator allows you to set aside extra space on the target fob > drive as writable space.

Re: [Freedos-user] FreeDOS 1.2 - Preview 17

2016-05-09 Thread Jerome E. Shidel Jr.
> On May 7, 2016, at 8:43 PM, Corbin Davenport wrote: > > Thanks for the explanation, that was very interesting! However, I will say > that I haven't had any issues with El Torito under VirtualBox. I am currently > developing a FreeDOS distribution called Cobalt >

Re: [Freedos-user] FreeDOS 1.2 needs you

2016-05-09 Thread Jerome E. Shidel Jr.
Updated list of packages that still need LSM data and License version verification. ; FreeDOS Installer Package List File ; BASE Packages archiver\unzip archiver\zip base\assign base\attrib base\chkdsk base\choice base\command base\comp base\cpidos base\ctmouse base\debug base\defrag

Re: [Freedos-user] FreeDOS 1.2 needs you

2016-05-07 Thread Jerome E. Shidel Jr.
> What did we decide about XMGR? XMGR along with UIDE and several other packages have been dropped from FreeDOS 1.2. This was not my decision. But, I completely agree with the reasoning behind their removal. These are still available on the ibiblio repository. So, if you really need them in

[Freedos-user] FreeDOS 1.2 - Preview 17

2016-05-07 Thread Jerome E. Shidel Jr.
Hello all, I have just released Preview 17, http://up.lod.bz/FDI This release contains: * Minor package and data updates. * Some internal improvements. * Some VirtualBox compatibility updates. * USB versions include FDIDEV.BAT to aid in replicating

Re: [Freedos-user] FreeDOS 1.2 - Preview 17

2016-05-07 Thread Jerome E. Shidel Jr.
Don, > No KERNEL update? The kernel is just another package. All packages were updated to their latest available version that is available on the ibiblio package repository on 4/24/16. Packages that have been updated since then have not yet been incorporated. This is partially do to some

Re: [Freedos-user] FreeDOS 1.2 - Preview 17

2016-05-07 Thread Jerome E. Shidel Jr.
Hello Corbin, > I'm really curious about the VirtualBox compatibility fixes, was there any > major changes? > Corbin > Simple answer: Not really. :-) Long answer: The changes only effect VirtualBox. Real hardware and other Virtual Machines are unchanged. Really, really, really long

Re: [Freedos-user] FreeDOS 1.2 Missing Packages and XDEL

2016-05-07 Thread Jerome E. Shidel Jr.
> Hello Alain, > Here is the XDEL zip file: > https://www.dropbox.com/s/5xah8zlociu59yi/xdel206b.zip?dl=0 > > I updated the LSM but I am not 100% sure if the zip file is in > accordance with the rules, specially the HISTORY.TXT file. > If needed just send me a word and I can fix it For the

Re: [Freedos-user] FreeDOS 1.2 Missing Packages and XDEL

2016-05-07 Thread Jerome E. Shidel Jr.
Hello Alain, > I could not find your fix at > http://www.ibiblio.org/pub/micro/pc-stuff/freedos/files/dos/ > , > where can I get the fixed version, just in case I need to release some future > fix… I am not responsible for the

Re: [Freedos-user] FreeDOS 1.2 - Preview 22 - EDIT CPU load

2016-07-20 Thread Jerome E. Shidel Jr.
> On Jul 20, 2016, at 10:24 AM, Rugxulo wrote: > > Hi, > > On Wed, Jul 20, 2016 at 6:01 AM, Eric Auer wrote: >> >>> I just downloaded the bootable FD 1.2pre22 CD and booted a VM in >>> VirtualBox. I see `FDAPM APMDOS` in autoexec.bat. No IDLEHALT in

Re: [Freedos-user] Which freedos on 486

2016-07-20 Thread Jerome E. Shidel Jr.
> On Jul 20, 2016, at 12:56 PM, Dimitris Zilaskos wrote: > […] > Dimitris I have a few silly questions. You have verified the drive has the correct jumpers set? You are not trying to use cable select mode? You are using the correct position on the IDE cable? You are

Re: [Freedos-user] Which freedos on 486

2016-07-20 Thread Jerome E. Shidel Jr.
> On Jul 20, 2016, at 5:23 PM, Dimitris Zilaskos <dimitr...@gmail.com> wrote: > > Hi, > > On Wed, Jul 20, 2016 at 9:50 PM, Jerome E. Shidel Jr. <jer...@shidel.net > <mailto:jer...@shidel.net>> wrote: >> On Jul 20, 2016, at 12:56 PM, Dimitris Zilask

[Freedos-user] FreeDOS 1.2 Networking and Internet.

2016-07-17 Thread Jerome E. Shidel Jr.
Hello all, As you you may already know, we have been working on the FreeDOS 1.2 release. One thing I would like to see make it into the release is some networking. I don’t think it would be practical to have a universal setup for each and every machine and NIC at this time. But, it may be

Re: [Freedos-user] Which freedos on 486

2016-07-18 Thread Jerome E. Shidel Jr.
> On Jul 18, 2016, at 9:02 AM, Dimitris Zilaskos > wrote: > > Hi, > > Thanks for the followup. Hitting F8 reveals HIMEMX triggering this problem: > https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B2zW1ur6Z_WeSWtGNXN0NmxxaU0 >

[Freedos-user] FreeDOS 1.2 - Preview 22

2016-07-17 Thread Jerome E. Shidel Jr.
Preview 22 just released. Includes lots more packages. http://www.ibiblio.org/pub/micro/pc-stuff/freedos/files/distributions/1.2/previews/1.2-pre22/ or http://up.lod.bz/FDI

Re: [Freedos-user] Which freedos on 486

2016-07-18 Thread Jerome E. Shidel Jr.
> On Jul 18, 2016, at 2:34 AM, Louis Santillan wrote: > > On Sun, Jul 17, 2016 at 5:21 PM, Dimitris Zilaskos > wrote: > > […] > >> Is there a recommended strategy to get FreeDOS installed on such an ancient >> system? Did some research and tried

Re: [Freedos-user] Which freedos on 486

2016-07-18 Thread Jerome E. Shidel Jr.
One more thing, > On Jul 18, 2016, at 2:34 AM, Louis Santillan wrote: > [...] > Install FD 1.2 beta. `sys c:` at the end of your install. I don’t think you need to do the ‘sys c:’ at the end of the install anymore. It shouldn’t hurt anything if you do run it. Now, on the

Re: [Freedos-user] Which freedos on 486

2016-07-18 Thread Jerome E. Shidel Jr.
> On Jul 18, 2016, at 7:51 AM, Dimitris Zilaskos > wrote: > I have tried it please see the output attached. This is endlessly scrolling > after drives are detected. > >

[Freedos-user] FreeDOS 1.2 Preview 21

2016-06-27 Thread Jerome E. Shidel Jr.
Hello All, I have just released Preview 21. This is only a minor preview update. Mostly these things: installed configuration for FDNPKG now points to the 1.2 repository. a couple of additional utilities by Eric Auer are included as EXTRAS on the big USB and CD image. some release building

Re: [Freedos-user] Cannot boot FreeDOS on 8086-based IBM PS/2 -- any ideas?

2016-10-29 Thread Jerome E. Shidel Jr.
> On Oct 28, 2016, at 1:04 PM, Simon Atkinson > wrote: > > 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

[Freedos-user] FreeDOS 1.2 -- Whats Up?

2016-11-03 Thread Jerome E. Shidel Jr.
Have you wondered exactly what has been updated in the new FreeDOS release since version 1.1? Check it out http://www.ibiblio.org/pub/micro/pc-stuff/freedos/files/distributions/1.2/previews/1.2-rc1/compare.html --

Re: [Freedos-user] FreeDOS 1.2 -- Whats Up?

2016-11-03 Thread Jerome E. Shidel Jr.
> On Nov 3, 2016, at 6:24 PM, Louis Santillan wrote: > > WOW! Awesome work here. Thanks for posting this! > Thanks. I see there might be a possible version regression with a couple base packages. I will have to look into those. Jerome

[Freedos-user] FreeDOS 1.

2017-05-06 Thread JEROME E. SHIDEL JR.
From: "Jerome E. Shidel Jr." <jer...@shidel.net> Have you wondered exactly what has been updated in the new FreeDOS release since version 1.1? Check it out http://www.ibiblio.org/pub/micro/pc-stuff/freedos/files/distributions/1.2/previe s/1.2-

Re: [Freedos-user] Cannot

2017-05-06 Thread JEROME E. SHIDEL JR.
From: "Jerome E. Shidel Jr." <jer...@shidel.net> > On Oct 28, 2016, at 1:04 PM, Simon Atkinson <simonatkin...@operamail.com> wrote: > > Hi there > > I presume that FreeDOS, like other versions of DOS, will run on an 8086-based system or have I misse

Re: [Freedos-user] FreeDO

2017-05-06 Thread JEROME E. SHIDEL JR.
From: "Jerome E. Shidel Jr." <jer...@shidel.net> > On Nov 3, 2016, at 6:24 PM, Louis Santillan <lpsan...@gmail.com> wrote: > > WOW! Awesome work here. Thanks for posting this! > Thanks. I see there might be a possible version regression with a couple