Re: [Freedos-user] Games

2016-06-20 Thread Jerome Shidel
> On Jun 20, 2016, at 3:04 PM, userbeit...@abwesend.de wrote: > > Why? > Every emulator or VM I know about will quickly install any operating > system from a virtual CD-ROM. So if you just assign the FreeDOS-ISO as > the virtual ATAPI-CDROM you will very easily install it to the virtual >

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

2016-02-13 Thread Jerome Shidel
> On Feb 13, 2016, at 6:19 PM, Don Flowers wrote: > > I booted from the CD not USB , but my extreme test machine has 3 hard drives > wth various "C" drives among them. Even with XOSL hiding partitions, I think > the installer may not be prepared for setting drives beyond

Re: [Freedos-user] FreeDOS 1.2 Preview 11

2016-02-03 Thread Jerome Shidel
Hello Don, > On Feb 3, 2016, at 1:47 PM, Don Flowers wrote: > > Day after observation: I am getting an A: drive redirect when I try to copy > files by "COPY" command. One file will copy to the desired directory and then > it searches for the A: drive. Would this be a

Re: [Freedos-user] FreeDOS 1.2 Preview 11

2016-02-03 Thread Jerome Shidel
for me :^) and > setting an absolute path for C:\;C:\FDOS;C:\FDOS\BIN > > > Interesting, if changing the chaning them path variable order fixed the issue. It would not be a bug or other issue in the installer. Thanks for the update. Jerome > > >> On Wed,

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

2016-02-23 Thread Jerome Shidel
> On Feb 23, 2016, at 3:47 PM, Eric Auer wrote: > > > Hi Jerome, > >>> - user has another OS and DOS must not kill the boot menu without asking >>> >>> - user made a virtual computer for DOS, the disk contains nothing at all >> >> - user has some old hardware they want

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

2016-02-22 Thread Jerome Shidel
t;> http://up.lod.bz/FDI >> >> >> On Feb 19, 2016, at 1:51 PM, Louis Santillan <lpsan...@gmail.com> wrote: >> >> Hey all, >> >> I plan to do another test run with the hardware I have. 1.2p12 or 13, >> which ever is available. >> >

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

2016-03-08 Thread Jerome Shidel
Hello Don, > Jerome, this is not an installer issue, it occurs following an otherwise > successful install and reboot. I think it is a DOSLFN/Memory Management/SHELL > issue. It's a bug that has been around for a long time and the only way I > have gotten rid of it is to forgo DOSLFN. > > On

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

2016-04-10 Thread Jerome Shidel
> On Apr 10, 2016, at 12:59 PM, Don Flowers wrote: > > I just tried an install with FDI-SLiM.img from my GRUB2 boot menu and it was > super fast. I forgot to go to the advanced menu (maybe the final should have > the options following the language menu?); so my GRUB got

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

2016-04-10 Thread Jerome Shidel
> On Apr 10, 2016, at 12:59 PM, Don Flowers wrote: > > I just tried an install with FDI-SLiM.img from my GRUB2 boot menu and it was > super fast. I forgot to go to the advanced menu (maybe the final should have > the options following the language menu?); so my GRUB got

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

2016-03-22 Thread Jerome Shidel
Hello Eric, > please explain what goes wrong with Dosbox, Freecom and V8: Basically, the current DOSBox doesn't really support Stdin/out I/O redirection. It mostly seems to work once FreeCOM is loaded. However, testing if input is waiting on Stdin, it always replies yes when the data is piped

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

2016-03-22 Thread Jerome Shidel
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 ; NASM 2.11.08 for DOS ; Jerome Shidel, Public Domain. use16 cpu 8086 org 0x100 StdPassThru: mov ah, 0x0b; DOS

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

2016-03-08 Thread Jerome Shidel
Hello Don > On Mar 8, 2016, at 1:17 PM, Don Flowers wrote: > > Just did an install on my multiple Hard drive/multiple DOS/FreeDOS DC5700. I > used the advanced option and have nothing bad to report (except that *#$% > "Error reading from drive A: DOS area drive not ready

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

2016-03-30 Thread Jerome Shidel
Hello Matthew, Try using FreeDOS 1.2 Installer Preview Release 15 (FDI). http://up.lod.bz/FDI Use either the SLIM or full USB images. SLIM contains BASE and FULL installs and is under 32MB. The Full USB image contains those plus about 450MB of extra packages that are not automatically

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

2016-04-22 Thread Jerome Shidel
Hello, > On Apr 22, 2016, at 6:02 AM, Mateusz Viste wrote: > > Hi, > > I tested FDI, and - in general - it looks really awesome. I list below > all my remarks. > > *** 1st Screen *** > "Please select you language." - this should be "youR language" This has already been

Re: [Freedos-user] FDI Preview 16

2016-04-30 Thread Jerome Shidel
Hello Don, > On Apr 30, 2016, at 5:52 AM, Don Flowers wrote: > > Thanks Jerome, > Will be testing this weekend with feedback on Monday. :-) > > I just have to add this today about PGME - I have several vintage Menu > systems, but what you have done here is really an

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

2016-05-15 Thread Jerome Shidel
> On May 15, 2016, at 4:19 PM, Rugxulo wrote: > > Hi, > > On Sun, May 15, 2016 at 10:24 AM, Jerome E. Shidel Jr. > wrote: >> >> On May 11, 2016, at 11:11 PM, perditi...@gmail.com wrote: >> [..] >> >> Kernel update is forthcoming. >> I still need to run

Re: [Freedos-user] FreeDOS 1.2 needs you

2016-05-06 Thread Jerome Shidel
> So you just want us to weed out the license-incompatible ones?? That is only part of what is needed. Some packages have wrong or old license information. For example, some have switched from GPL to BSD. Others, are listed as GPL, but are actually GPLv2. And so on. >> base\ctmouse > >

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

2016-04-19 Thread Jerome Shidel
> On Apr 19, 2016, at 11:47 AM, Jim Hall wrote: > >> On Tue, Apr 19, 2016 at 9:28 AM, Jerome E. Shidel Jr. >> wrote: >> >> Hello All, >> >> At present there are two USB of FDI, 32MB and 512MB. >> >> Who would like the 512MB version expanded to 2GB in

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

2016-04-16 Thread Jerome Shidel
On Apr 16, 2016, at 7:45 PM, Jim Hall wrote: > > Putting on my "technical editor" hat, I'm suggesting these fixes and edits > for 1.2-pre16. I know these may seem like trivial edits, but I think they > make the installer more professional. > > > 1. Lists should be

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

2016-04-17 Thread Jerome Shidel
> On Apr 17, 2016, at 8:46 PM, Jim Hall wrote: > > Hi Jerome > > I'll email you offlist with a screenshot of the "Partitioner" typo. Ah, that was an old typo I corrected a little while back. It occurred when I reworded that option from "Launch Partitioner..." to

Re: [Freedos-user] Which freedos on 486

2016-07-18 Thread Jerome Shidel
Did you change the installed config? It uses himemx as well. Sent from my iPhone, ignore bad sentence structures, grammatical errors and incorrect spell-corrected words. > On Jul 18, 2016, at 3:46 PM, Dimitris Zilaskos wrote: > > Thank you all for your suggestions. What

Re: [Freedos-user] freedos 1.2 archivers

2016-08-16 Thread Jerome Shidel
; wrote: > > Ok thanks. Would be awesome to have an option to get them installed. > > Cheers, > > Dimitris > >> On Tue, Aug 16, 2016 at 5:52 PM, Jerome Shidel <jer...@shidel.net> wrote: >> Hello, >> >> > On Aug 16, 2016, at 11:38 AM

Re: [Freedos-user] questions on FreeDOS

2017-02-01 Thread Jerome Shidel
> Secondly, although this isn't super helpful advice (and yet > freedos.org does imply gaming), I don't think VirtualBox is ideal for > games. It just lacks some compatibility that some games need. Maybe > it'll work for some of your use cases, but normally it is suggested to > use (non-FreeDOS)

Re: [Freedos-user] FreeDOS 1.2 & VirtualBox: Wiki updated

2017-02-01 Thread Jerome Shidel
> On Feb 1, 2017, at 11:53 AM, Ulrich Hansen wrote: > > I have updated the pages at: > > http://wiki.freedos.org/wiki/index.php/VirtualBox > Looks pretty good. :-) Just one minor note you may wish to add. FDIMPLES is

Re: [Freedos-user] Rolling up from 1.1?

2017-02-08 Thread Jerome Shidel
> On Feb 8, 2017, at 4:57 PM, David McMackins wrote: > > Call me a noob, but is there a preferred way to upgrade from FreeDOS 1.1 > to 1.2 while keeping configurations intact? I haven't personally loaded > the new installer yet, but I wanted to check before I tried,

Re: [Freedos-user] Bug? Confusing boot options in FreeDOS 1.2

2017-02-08 Thread Jerome Shidel
Bug? Not really. Is it correct? Not even close. You are correct that there are at least a couple issues with the FDCONFIG.SYS and AUTOEXEC.BAT file. Also, #2 should not say EMM386 when it uses JEMM386. The current 1.2 config files are based on a clean install of 1.1 into VMware Fusion. Then

Re: [Freedos-user] Rolling up from 1.1?

2017-02-08 Thread Jerome Shidel
Also, if you run the installer in advanced mode. You can choose not to replace your config files, use zip to backup and other stuff. But, generally I recommend just running the install in normal mode. If you quit the installer and run it as "setup adv" , it will run in advanced mode. You can

Re: [Freedos-user] freedo

2017-01-23 Thread Jerome Shidel
Hello again, I do agree that it makes little sense to automatically load SHARE with boot config option 2. After all, no other boot option starts SHARE. Also, only a couple situations require its use. Mostly, those would be running a multitasking system like Windows or exporting network

Re: [Freedos-user] verification checksums should be served over https

2017-01-28 Thread Jerome Shidel
> On Jan 14, 2017, at 2:21 PM, shaclacroi wrote: > > The download page links to checksums at > http://www.freedos.org/download/verify.txt -- but since this page isn't > available over https, there's no way to confirm the validity of the > checksums, since the page

Re: [Freedos-user] freedo

2017-01-21 Thread Jerome Shidel
Tom, > what purpose is SHARE supposed to have? > SHARE is useful when the machine is running as a server, or with > windows (or any other multitasking OS). > > don't install this. You are probably correct that it should load it by default. I rem’d it out for future releases. Jerome

Re: [Freedos-user] freedos 1.2 LSM files without CR

2017-01-20 Thread Jerome Shidel
Rugxulo, It is even worse than you suggested for Turbo Pascal compiled programs for LF only files. The entire built-in text I/O system can't go anywhere near such files. If it does, you end up with an infinite display loop crash.

Re: [Freedos-user] Borland Pascal unhandled exception...

2017-02-10 Thread Jerome Shidel
FYI, there is a typographical error with option 2. It says EMM386. But, it uses JEMM386. > On Feb 10, 2017, at 1:57 PM, Eric Auer wrote: > > > Hi Geneb, about your Borland Pascal 7 Problem in FreeDOS 1.2: > >> When I run "bp" which is the protected mode compiler, I get

Re: [Freedos-user] freedos 1.2 LSM files without CR

2017-01-19 Thread Jerome Shidel
Eric, You and Tom are correct. But, so is Rugxulo. Is it a problem? As far as I know, only three programs every touch the LSM files. FDNPKG, FDINST and FDIMPLES. Other than install and remove, I don’t think FDNPKG & FDINST do anything with them. FDIMPLES uses them along with other files and

Re: [Freedos-user] freedos 1.2 archivers

2016-08-18 Thread Jerome Shidel
and TAR. But, you need to scroll down to see it. > > Best regards, > > Dimitris > >> On Wed, Aug 17, 2016 at 12:25 AM, Jerome Shidel <jer...@shidel.net> wrote: >> If you run the installer in advanced mode, you can add them at installation >> by using

Re: [Freedos-user] freedos 1.2 archivers

2016-08-16 Thread Jerome Shidel
Hello, > On Aug 16, 2016, at 11:38 AM, Dimitris Zilaskos wrote: > > Hi, > > I did a full freedos 1.2 installation but not all archivers were installed. > While I got them from the CD eventually from the ARCHIVERS directory I was > wondering if that is supposed to happen.

Re: [Freedos-user] Creating a DOS bootable USB drive

2017-02-26 Thread Jerome Shidel
> On Feb 26, 2017, at 5:34 PM, Rugxulo wrote: > > Hi, > > On Sun, Feb 26, 2017 at 8:10 AM, Wolfram Volpi wrote: >> >> I am new to FreeDOS and could use your help. >> I am trying to create a DOS bootable USB drive in for a BIOS update. >> I have done

Re: [Freedos-user] FreeDOS Install

2017-01-10 Thread Jerome Shidel
Also, try to just install BASE and not FULL. You can install the other packages after the install completes. > On Jan 10, 2017, at 4:59 PM, Ira Minor wrote: > > Try using the Legacy Installer CD rather than the Standard one. > > Ira > > irami...@gmail.com 805-212-0588

Re: [Freedos-user] Preload and start installer from installation target?

2016-12-30 Thread Jerome Shidel
> On Dec 30, 2016, at 11:44 AM, userbeit...@abwesend.de wrote: > > Hi, fellow FreeDOS users! I need your help. > > > I have an original Intel 80486 with 50 MHz that I want to try FreeDOS > on. I still haven't found the time so far an my first attempt came to an > early halt because I

Re: [Freedos-user] Freedos 1.2 Syslinux kernel.sys not found

2017-01-02 Thread Jerome Shidel
> On Jan 2, 2017, at 2:18 AM, Wolfgang ANdreas Heisele wrote: > > I have made a small video to show my issue with freedos 1.2 and syslinux. > After installing it freedos does not boot because it is looking for > kernel.sys in c:\fdos\bin\ were there is no such file. Also it

Re: [Freedos-user] HIMEMX.EXE - Invalid Opcode

2017-01-04 Thread Jerome Shidel
> On Jan 4, 2017, at 9:16 AM, Tony Richardson wrote: > > I am having exactly the same problem (Invalid Opcode at HIMEMX line) with a > laptop from the same era. FreeDOS 1.1 installed without problems. I was > using the 1.2 standard CD. I plan to try the 1.2

Re: [Freedos-user] Freedos 1.2 font with 4k monitor

2017-01-05 Thread Jerome Shidel
> On Jan 5, 2017, at 8:30 PM, Ralf Quint wrote: > >> On 1/5/2017 5:24 PM, Gordon wrote: >> That's what I was wondering -- can you install a larger font to get >> larger characters, or will the window still be the same size so you just >> get less lines and characters per

Re: [Freedos-user] Freedos 1.2 and kolibri os dualboot

2016-12-27 Thread Jerome Shidel
> On Dec 27, 2016, at 8:00 AM, Wolfgang ANdreas Heisele wrote: > > Hi, > > I am new to freedos and got to this mailing list through this youtube video: Welcome. > > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0sP1VAo0D8 > > Where I wrote the follwing question: > > Nice video.

Re: [Freedos-user] Simple guide for networking FreeDOS 1.2 in a VirtualBox VM ?

2016-12-25 Thread Jerome Shidel
> On Dec 25, 2016, at 4:57 PM, William Dudley wrote: > > Is there a simple guide for networking FreeDOS 1.2 in a VirtualBox VM ? No guide needed under VirtualBox Install the FDNET package and reboot. If you downloaded a CD version and did a FULL (not BASE) install, just:

Re: [Freedos-user] Simple guide for networking FreeDOS 1.2 in a VirtualBox VM ?

2016-12-26 Thread Jerome Shidel
William, > On Dec 26, 2016, at 12:16 PM, William Dudley wrote: > > Jerome, > > Thanks, that was useful. It would be better if it also discussed the settings > needed in VirtualBox. I figured it out eventually but it took me a bit of > googling > to figure out. > > Bill

[Freedos-user] FreeDOS 1.2 and DOSBox

2016-12-26 Thread Jerome Shidel
How can I add the power of FreeDOS to my DOSBox? Well, here you go. Keep all of the flexibility that DOSBox provides. Yet, add the power of the FreeDOS Command Shell and other FreeDOS utilities. The FreeDOS installer supports DOSBox. Please note, this is not a pure OS install. But, a special

Re: [Freedos-user] Simple guide for networking FreeDOS 1.2 in a VirtualBox VM ?

2016-12-26 Thread Jerome Shidel
Made a quick YouTube video of doing a VirtualBox install and how to add networking support. https://youtu.be/k0sP1VAo0D8 -- Developer Access Program for Intel Xeon Phi Processors Access to Intel Xeon Phi processor-based

Re: [Freedos-user] Fw: Freedos 1.2 Network with fix ip

2017-01-14 Thread Jerome Shidel
Rugxulo is correct. In 1.2, the AUTOEXEC.BAT checks for the existence of the %DOSDIR%\BIN\fdnet.bat file. If it is found, it is run to attempt to automatically start networking. The fdnet.bat and the %DOSDIR%\NETWORK directory provide all of the required programs and files to get networking

Re: [Freedos-user] boot floppy disk image too big for a disk

2017-03-24 Thread Jerome Shidel
A 1.44MB 3.5” DS HD floppy disk is 1,474,560 bytes when formatted. (2MB unformatted) It used 512 byte sectors, 18 sectors per track, 80 tracks per side and is/was a two sided media. 512 * 18 * 80 * 2 = 1474560 / 1024 = 1.44MB floppy. More information on this can be found at

Re: [Freedos-user] boot floppy disk image too big for a disk

2017-03-24 Thread Jerome Shidel
> On Mar 23, 2017, at 11:56 PM, Felix Miata wrote: > > I just looked inside http://www.freedos.org/download/download/FD12FLOPPY.zip > "boot floppy", and a 3.5" 1.44M floppy. My floppy has 1457664 total bytes, > 2847 > 512 byte sectors. The image downloaded is 1474560

Re: [Freedos-user] boot floppy disk image too big for a disk

2017-03-24 Thread Jerome Shidel
> On Mar 24, 2017, at 6:40 PM, Eric Auer wrote: > > > Hi Dennis, > >> The 486 that I plan to use FreeDOS on currently‎ has MS-DOS 6.22 as >> its only OS. My plan is to completely replace it but keep all my >> installed programs. The SCSI drivers are all in C:\SCSI and I

Re: [Freedos-user] Without DVD-ROM, USB working... install it from the HD?

2017-03-25 Thread Jerome Shidel
> On Mar 25, 2017, at 5:00 PM, Aleksei Ivan wrote: > > My USB ports are NOT working too. I have only to work with a installation > partition on this netbook. > Well, it is always tricky to install an OS to a computer with a single drive, no USB, no CD, no Floppy. It

Re: [Freedos-user] Creating a DOS bootable USB drive

2017-03-16 Thread Jerome Shidel
Some Windows users like using utilities like Rufus ( https://rufus.akeo.ie ) to create their bootable USB media. But, as a non-Windows user, I don’t know much about it. -- Check out the vibrant tech community on one of

Re: [Freedos-user] bsum - compute BSD checksums of your files

2017-04-11 Thread Jerome Shidel
Less than 256 bytes of code. Over 2 Megabytes of controversy. Shame on you Mateusz! :-) All joking aside, from what I gather, your bsum is only meant to verify local files were copied correctly from one machine to another. Most forms of checksums should be sufficient for that task. Sure a

[Freedos-user] V8Power Tools -- Update

2017-07-31 Thread Jerome Shidel
Hello all, I just released an update to V8Power Tools. It has some general improvements to a couple tools. Also, it includes a brand new utility called veach. veach can be used for processing lists of items or commands. Here are a couple example usages: You have a directory full of

Re: [Freedos-user] upgrade my PC from FD 1.1 to FD 1.2

2017-08-11 Thread Jerome Shidel
Hello, > On Aug 10, 2017, at 12:59 PM, Rugxulo <rugx...@gmail.com> wrote: > > Hi, > > On Wed, Aug 9, 2017 at 7:11 PM, Jerome Shidel <jer...@shidel.net> wrote: >> >> Just replacing the COMMAND and SYS files won’t really give you 1.2. It would >>

Re: [Freedos-user] upgrade my PC from FD 1.1 to FD 1.2 RE: to Rugxulo AUG 12, 2017

2017-08-12 Thread Jerome Shidel
> On Aug 12, 2017, at 7:32 PM, Pierre LaMontagne wrote: > > (I know it's the same thing, but it's easier to me to only have to look in > Sound for relevant sound/music tools than scroll through a list of hundreds > of programs, even if sorted / ordered.) > > For me too,

Re: [Freedos-user] (Upgrade FD 1.1 to FD 1.2) RE to Jerome on AUG 10, 2013

2017-08-10 Thread Jerome Shidel
> On Aug 10, 2017, at 11:17 AM, Pierre LaMontagne wrote: > > > /Jerome said:/ > > Take a look at the software comparison chart on the official FreeDOS software > repository. > > I looked at the rather extensive chart (thanx, BTW.) I was hoping you could > clear-up a

[Freedos-user] V8Power Tools

2017-07-07 Thread Jerome Shidel
Hello all, Just wanted to let you know I added a new feature to the VFDUTIL.COM utility in V8PT yesterday. Basically, it will search the system PATH directories for a given filespec and output all matching files. If it is not found, there is no output and it terminates with an errorlevel.

Re: [Freedos-user] V8Power Tools -- Update

2017-08-01 Thread Jerome Shidel
Hello Paolo, > On Aug 1, 2017, at 6:37 AM, Paolo Vincenzo Olivo wrote: > > Hi Jerome, > I've just tried your veach.com utility and it looks like it shall really > come in handy! I was missing a program capable of appending a command to a > sorted list (like a | in Unix ) .

Re: [Freedos-user] V8Power Tools -- Update

2017-08-01 Thread Jerome Shidel
Hi Tom, > On Aug 1, 2017, at 10:27 AM, Tom Ehlert wrote: > > >>> Hi Jerome, >>> I've just tried your veach.com utility and it looks like it shall really >>> come in handy! I was missing a program capable of appending a command to a >>> sorted list (like a | in Unix )

Re: [Freedos-user] upgrade my PC from FD 1.1 to FD 1.2

2017-08-09 Thread Jerome Shidel
Just replacing the COMMAND and SYS files won’t really give you 1.2. It would just be 1.1 an upgraded kernel. Take a look at the software comparison chart on the official FreeDOS software repository. http://www.ibiblio.org/pub/micro/pc-stuff/freedos/files/repositories/1.2/pkg-html/comparison.html

Re: [Freedos-user] FreeDOS Software Repositories Update

2017-05-14 Thread Jerome Shidel
I just weeded out a couple of packages that showed up in the RSS feed that had not been updated in a while. The showed up because they had recently had some METADATA corrections. Now that most of the packages should have correct METADATA, this type of corrections should be rare going forward. I

[Freedos-user] FreeDOS Software Repositories Update.

2017-05-12 Thread Jerome Shidel
Hello again everyone, I just finished adding some new stuff to the fdrepo.sh Software Repository Management Utility. These new features added support for automatic RSS feed creation and updating. It automatically adds any new or updated packages into the feed. The Official software

Re: [Freedos-user] (sort of) new user with boot issues

2017-06-20 Thread Jerome Shidel
Hi Curtis, Since you are using a multi-boot system, there is something you will probably want to NOT do during the installation of FreeDOS 1.2. You won't want to the boot sector overwritten. So, be sure to run the installer in Advanced Mode and tell it not to do it. It makes a backup of the

Re: [Freedos-user] Creating a DOS bootable USB drive

2017-05-06 Thread Jerome Shidel
From: Jerome Shidel <jer...@shidel.net> Some Windows users like using utilities like Rufus ( https://rufus.akeo.ie ) to create their bootable USB media. But, as a non-Windows user, I donrCOt know much about it. --

Re: [Freedos-user] boot floppy disk image too big for a disk

2017-05-06 Thread Jerome Shidel
From: Jerome Shidel <jer...@shidel.net> > On Mar 23, 2017, at 11:56 PM, Felix Miata <mrma...@earthlink.net> wrote: > > I just looked inside http://www.freedos.org/download/download/FD12FLOPPY.zip > "boot floppy", and a 3.5" 1.44M floppy. My floppy has 14576

Re: [Freedos-user] boot floppy disk image too big for a disk

2017-05-06 Thread Jerome Shidel
From: Jerome Shidel <jer...@shidel.net> > On Mar 24, 2017, at 6:40 PM, Eric Auer <e.a...@jpberlin.de> wrote: > > > Hi Dennis, > >> The 486 that I plan to use FreeDOS on currentlyrCA has MS-DOS 6.22 as >> its only OS. My plan is to completely replace i

Re: [Freedos-user] Without DVD-ROM, USB working... install it from the

2017-05-06 Thread Jerome Shidel
From: Jerome Shidel <jer...@shidel.net> --===0102739976113590580== Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary=Apple-Mail-1ED041EA-CFF0-4522-832C-BB10496C594B Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit --Apple-Mail-1ED041EA-CFF0-4522-832C-BB10496C594B Content-Type: text

Re: [Freedos-user] boot floppy disk image too big for a disk

2017-05-06 Thread Jerome Shidel
From: Jerome Shidel <jer...@shidel.net> > On Mar 24, 2017, at 6:15 PM, Dennis Fenton <dwf...@gmail.com> wrote: > > The 486 that I plan to use FreeDOS on currentlyrCA has MS-DOS 6.22 as its only OS. My plan is to completely replace it but keep all my installed programs. The

Re: [Freedos-user] boot floppy disk image too big for a disk

2017-05-06 Thread Jerome Shidel
From: Jerome Shidel <jer...@shidel.net> A 1.44MB 3.5rCY DS HD floppy disk is 1,474,560 bytes when formatted. (2MB unformatted) It used 512 byte sectors, 18 sectors per track, 80 tracks per side and is/was a two sided media. 512 * 18 * 80 * 2 = 1474560 / 1024 = 1.44MB floppy. More infor

Re: [Freedos-user] bsum - compute BSD checksums of your files

2017-05-06 Thread Jerome Shidel
From: Jerome Shidel <jer...@shidel.net> Less than 256 bytes of code. Over 2 Megabytes of controversy. Shame on you Mateusz! :-) All joking aside, from what I gather, your bsum is only meant to verify local files were copied correctly from one machine to another. Most forms of checksums

Re: [Freedos-user] overflooded by old emails

2017-05-07 Thread Jerome Shidel
> On May 7, 2017, at 2:11 PM, cc...@iglou.com wrote: > > Close, I think it was a configuration error on my part. I changed e-mail > address to one on my own server and the messages burped from my new one. > Sorry for the error. I can't speak for everyone else. But, as for me, no big deal. It

Re: [Freedos-user] overflooded by old emails

2017-05-07 Thread Jerome Shidel
> On May 7, 2017, at 10:43 AM, Jim Hall wrote: > > Some email address was playing back old messages, don't know why. I > unsubscribed the email address from the list. Well, here is my guess on the event. There are many sites that mirror the FreeDOS mailing list archives.

[Freedos-user] FreeDOS 1.

2017-05-06 Thread JEROME SHIDEL
From: Jerome Shidel <jer...@shidel.net> --===3627758014655191521== Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary="Apple-Mail=_694DF3F7-CA05-4DC5-A5F1-E105DCA460A1" --Apple-Mail=_694DF3F7-CA05-4DC5-A5F1-E105DCA460A1 Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printa

Re: [Freedos-user] Simple

2017-05-06 Thread JEROME SHIDEL
From: Jerome Shidel <jer...@shidel.net> > On Dec 25, 2016, at 4:57 PM, William Dudley <wfdud...@gmail.com> wrote: > > Is there a simple guide for networking FreeDOS 1.2 in a VirtualBox VM ? No guide needed under VirtualBox Install the FDNET package and reboot. If you do

Re: [Freedos-user] Simple

2017-05-06 Thread JEROME SHIDEL
From: Jerome Shidel <jer...@shidel.net> William, > On Dec 26, 2016, at 12:16 PM, William Dudley <wfdud...@gmail.com> wrote: > > Jerome, > > Thanks, that was useful. It would be better if it also discussed the settings > needed in VirtualBox. I figured it out e

Re: [Freedos-user] Freedo

2017-05-06 Thread JEROME SHIDEL
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Re: [Freedos-user] Preloa

2017-05-06 Thread JEROME SHIDEL
From: Jerome Shidel <jer...@shidel.net> > On Dec 30, 2016, at 11:44 AM, userbeit...@abwesend.de wrote: > > Hi, fellow FreeDOS users! I need your help. > > > I have an original Intel 80486 with 50 MHz that I want to try FreeDOS > on. I still haven't found the time so f

Re: [Freedos-user] freedo

2017-05-06 Thread JEROME SHIDEL
From: Jerome Shidel <jer...@shidel.net> Hello, > On Aug 16, 2016, at 11:38 AM, Dimitris Zilaskos <dimitr...@gmail.com> wrote: > > Hi, > > I did a full freedos 1.2 installation but not all archivers were installed. While I got them from the CD eventually fro

Re: [Freedos-user] freedo

2017-05-06 Thread JEROME SHIDEL
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Re: [Freedos-user] Freedo

2017-05-06 Thread JEROME SHIDEL
From: Jerome Shidel <jer...@shidel.net> > On Jan 2, 2017, at 2:18 AM, Wolfgang ANdreas Heisele <aheis...@web.de> wrote: > > I have made a small video to show my issue with freedos 1.2 and syslinux. After installing it freedos does not boot because it is looking for kern

Re: [Freedos-user] HIMEMX

2017-05-06 Thread JEROME SHIDEL
From: Jerome Shidel <jer...@shidel.net> > On Jan 4, 2017, at 9:16 AM, Tony Richardson <richardson.t...@gmail.com> wrote: > > I am having exactly the same problem (Invalid Opcode at HIMEMX line) with a laptop from the same era. FreeDOS 1.1 installed without problems.

Re: [Freedos-user] FreeDO

2017-05-06 Thread JEROME SHIDEL
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Re: [Freedos-user] Freedo

2017-05-06 Thread JEROME SHIDEL
From: Jerome Shidel <jer...@shidel.net> > On Jan 5, 2017, at 8:30 PM, Ralf Quint <freedos...@gmail.com> wrote: > >> On 1/5/2017 5:24 PM, Gordon wrote: >> That's what I was wondering -- can you install a larger font to get >> larger characters, or will the

Re: [Freedos-user] Fw: Fr

2017-05-06 Thread JEROME SHIDEL
From: Jerome Shidel <jer...@shidel.net> Rugxulo is correct. In 1.2, the AUTOEXEC.BAT checks for the existence of the %DOSDIR%\BIN\fdnet.bat file. If it is found, it is run to attempt to automatically start networking. The fdnet.bat and the %DOSDIR%\NETWORK directory provide all of the re

Re: [Freedos-user] freedo

2017-05-06 Thread Jerome Shidel
From: Jerome Shidel <jer...@shidel.net> Tom, > what purpose is SHARE supposed to have? > SHARE is useful when the machine is running as a server, or with > windows (or any other multitasking OS). > > don't install this. You are probably correct that it should load it b

Re: [Freedos-user] freedo

2017-05-06 Thread Jerome Shidel
From: Jerome Shidel <jer...@shidel.net> Hello again, I do agree that it makes little sense to automatically load SHARE with boot config option 2. After all, no other boot option starts SHARE. Also, only a couple situations require its use. Mostly, those would be running a multitasking

Re: [Freedos-user] FreeDOS 1.2 & VirtualBox: Wiki updated

2017-05-06 Thread Jerome Shidel
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Re: [Freedos-user] verification checksums should be served overhttps

2017-05-06 Thread Jerome Shidel
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Re: [Freedos-user] Rolling up from 1.1?

2017-05-06 Thread Jerome Shidel
From: Jerome Shidel <jer...@shidel.net> > On Feb 8, 2017, at 4:57 PM, David McMackins <cont...@mcmackins.org> wrote: > > Call me a noob, but is there a preferred way to upgrade from FreeDOS 1.1 > to 1.2 while keeping configurations intact? I haven't personally loaded

Re: [Freedos-user] Bug? Confusing boot options in FreeDOS 1.2

2017-05-06 Thread Jerome Shidel
From: Jerome Shidel <jer...@shidel.net> Bug? Not really. Is it correct? Not even close. You are correct that there are at least a couple issues with the FDCONFIG.SYS and AUTOEXEC.BAT file. Also, #2 should not say EMM386 when it uses JEMM386. The current 1.2 config files are based on a

Re: [Freedos-user] Rolling up from 1.1?

2017-05-06 Thread Jerome Shidel
From: Jerome Shidel <jer...@shidel.net> Also, if you run the installer in advanced mode. You can choose not to replace your config files, use zip to backup and other stuff. But, generally I recommend just running the install in normal mode. If you quit the installer and run it as &quo

Re: [Freedos-user] Borland Pascal unhandled exception...

2017-05-06 Thread Jerome Shidel
From: Jerome Shidel <jer...@shidel.net> FYI, there is a typographical error with option 2. It says EMM386. But, it uses JEMM386. > On Feb 10, 2017, at 1:57 PM, Eric Auer <e.a...@jpberlin.de> wrote: > > > Hi Geneb, about your Borland Pascal 7 Problem in FreeDOS 1.2: &g

Re: [Freedos-user] Creating a DOS bootable USB drive

2017-05-06 Thread Jerome Shidel
From: Jerome Shidel <jer...@shidel.net> > On Feb 26, 2017, at 5:34 PM, Rugxulo <rugx...@gmail.com> wrote: > > Hi, > > On Sun, Feb 26, 2017 at 8:10 AM, Wolfram Volpi <wolf_vo...@yahoo.com> wrote: >> >> I am new to FreeDOS and could use your help. >

Re: [Freedos-user] Some driver updates

2017-11-06 Thread Jerome Shidel
I gave a lot of thought to the issue of “Installed” and “required” free space for the batch based FDI in FreeDOS 1.2. With the amount of additional overhead and complexity it would require, I decided it was not worth the effort at present. Base size, Base + sources size, Full size, Full+

Re: [Freedos-user] Some driver updates

2017-11-07 Thread Jerome Shidel
>> On Nov 7, 2017, at 12:20 PM, Robert Riebisch wrote: >> >> Hi Jerome, >> >> I gave a lot of thought to the issue of “Installed” and “required” free >> space for the batch based FDI in FreeDOS 1.2. With the amount of additional >> overhead and complexity it would

Re: [Freedos-user] freedos installation disk space requirements - was: Some driver updates

2017-11-07 Thread Jerome Shidel
I see a lot of assume this, assume that, plus a little of roughly this... Maybe the installer should just assume FULL install + sources + (2x) old OS backup + 1-5MB safety margin at startup. If there is not that much space, tell user the error and stop. Like several other dangerous

Re: [Freedos-user] freedos installation disk space requirements - was: Some driver updates

2017-11-08 Thread Jerome Shidel
> On Nov 8, 2017, at 2:40 PM, Eric Auer wrote: > > > Hi Jerome, > >> Maybe the installer should just assume FULL install + sources > > Not really. Almost nobody installs all sources at the same time > and I would not even want the option in the installer: Instead, > I

Re: [Freedos-user] NASM update (and disk repairs)

2017-12-09 Thread Jerome Shidel
Hello, Also, NASM has very good multi-platform support. It has binaries for Mac, Linux, DOS and some others. You can even cross compile easily. For example, create a dos COM executable on a Mac. http://www.nasm.us/ Unfortunately, no arm support. For that you would probably want GAS. (GNU

Re: [Freedos-user] NASM update (and disk repairs)

2017-12-09 Thread Jerome Shidel
> On Dec 9, 2017, at 12:05 PM, Dale E Sterner wrote: > > An assembler might be useful if I can learn how to use it. > Downloaded both. What does "upx" mean? UPX is an executable file compressor. https://upx.github.io/ > > cheers > DS > > > > On Sat, 9 Dec 2017

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