[Freedos-user] freedos 1.1

2008-11-23 Thread Michael Robinson
How much longer till this much anticipated release? I see the occasional compiler update or arachne update... where is the freedos 1.1 project as a whole though? - This SF.Net email is sponsored by the Moblin Your Move

[Freedos-user] Arachne filtering plugin...

2008-12-23 Thread Michael Robinson
Aside from arachne not support horde webmail imp sites completely, is there a filtering plugin for it? I like firefox because I can add Procon to it. With the amount of smut on the Net, running an unfiltered browser has a few downsides.

[Freedos-user] Netware 4.11 in vmware...

2008-12-23 Thread Michael Robinson
What network card driver do I need on the server side and client side and where do I get it from? I am running vmware workstation 6. All my attempts to grab the netware driver for an AMD PCnet PCI II card have netted me Windows executables. Argh! I wish vmware could emulate a different type of

Re: [Freedos-user] Poll and ideas compressed filesystem

2009-01-13 Thread Michael Robinson
I don't want a graphical web browser at all in freedos. The current option does not support out of the box filtering or plugins comparable to what Internet Explorer and Firefox have. Freedos is not a system that completely insulates the hardware nor is it a multiuser system, so it's

[Freedos-user] Verdict on filesystem work...

2009-01-15 Thread Michael Robinson
What is the verdict, is compression slated for Freedos 1.1 or down the road? I'm curious, is the FAT implementation for ReactOS compatible with Freedos? Theoretically, since ReactOS only supports Fat16/32 right now, it should be possible for Freedos and ReactOS to share the same files system.

[Freedos-user] Purpose of dos...

2009-01-17 Thread Michael Robinson
I like dos when I have an old computer and some old games that work under dos. Running Windows on a 486 is a pain in general. Even a low end Pentium these days is slow. As far as web browsing and dos, isn't dos susceptible to almost every single virus on the planet? Another thing, some

Re: [Freedos-user] Loading old DOS programs under FreeDOS

2009-01-23 Thread Michael Robinson
On Fri, 2009-01-23 at 15:26 -0600, Steve Owens wrote: As Marco said, Word's Find and Replace does this easily - you need to click on the 'More' button in the Find and Replace dialog, then click on 'Special', then insert as many of the characters as you like in sequence - in this case,

[Freedos-user] Villa Crespo's 7 card stud...

2009-02-21 Thread Michael Robinson
This came with MS DOS 6.20 upgrade. Has anyone gotten it to work in Freedos 1.0? I get a floating point error when I try to run it. I may have a corrupted copied. -- Open Source Business Conference (OSBC), March

[Freedos-user] Freedos 1.1 status???

2009-03-14 Thread Michael Robinson
What is the status of Freedos 1.1? It has been a while since the you can help link has been updated. -- Apps built with the Adobe(R) Flex(R) framework and Flex Builder(TM) are powering Web 2.0 with engaging,

[Freedos-user] fdupdate won't work on my 486...

2009-03-17 Thread Michael Robinson
I have a DTK 486 with a very simple AMI bios and on it a Dlink DE220PT nic on IRQ 12 IO 0x240. Arachne works fine, but fdupdate crashes. It crashes regardless of whether or not I choose to update a package. I'm using the crynwr packet collection ne2000 driver. I get an error about 2 near

[Freedos-user] Freedos needs hardware testing tools...

2009-03-19 Thread Michael Robinson
Something specific to my hardware on my 486 DX2 66 must be causing fdupdate to crash, but there seem to be no diagnosis tools to find out what that is. Please rectify this problem. I want something that detects resource conflicts, flaky memory, etcetera.

[Freedos-user] I want to port drivewire to freedos...

2009-03-19 Thread Michael Robinson
I have the C source code for the 1.7 release that is meant for Linux. I want to port this code to freedos and build a gem compatible interface for it. Drivewire, for those who don't know, is a piece of software that allows a color computer 1/2/3 to access via serial port a modern computer and

Re: [Freedos-user] Freedos needs hardware testing tools...

2009-03-19 Thread Michael Robinson
On Thu, 2009-03-19 at 10:25 +0100, Eric Auer wrote: Hi! Something specific to my hardware on my 486 DX2 66 must be causing fdupdate to crash, but there seem to be no diagnosis tools to find out what that is. Please rectify this problem. I want something that detects resource

Re: [Freedos-user] FreeDOS on Virtual PC 2007

2009-03-20 Thread Michael Robinson
On Fri, 2009-03-20 at 02:12 -0400, Michael Horvath wrote: I am able to boot after selecting option #3 (Load FreeDOS with HIMEM XMS-memory driver), but installing the game still fails. Option #4 (Load FreeDOS without drivers) is unselectable. -Mike That's a bug, the 4th option not

Re: [Freedos-user] I want to port drivewire to freedos...

2009-03-20 Thread Michael Robinson
O.K. It looks like it depends at least on pthreads, curses, termios, and linux-specific tty devices. Often (as is the case with curses), linux C libraries are available under FreeDOS with DJGPP; they are the same libraries, just re-compiled (DJGPP has a fairly POSIX-compatible c-library, it

Re: [Freedos-user] Freedos needs hardware testing tools...

2009-03-27 Thread Michael Robinson
On Fri, 2009-03-27 at 11:04 +0100, Eric Auer wrote: Hi Michael, Something specific to my hardware on my 486 DX2 66 must be causing fdupdate to crash, but there seem to be no diagnosis tools to find ... First try to boot without loading (J)EMM386, a common cause of problems is a bad

Re: [Freedos-user] FDUPDATE crash

2009-04-03 Thread Michael Robinson
On Fri, 2009-04-03 at 17:12 +0200, Mateusz Viste wrote: On Friday 03 April 2009 16:08, Michael Robinson wrote: When I run fdupdate, it crashes with a 2 near fnodes error. Hi, Please define the crash. When exactly is it happening? When FDUPDATE is starting itself, or when it run wget

Re: [Freedos-user] FDUPDATE crash

2009-04-03 Thread Michael Robinson
I'm not certain about what is crashing. Changing to curl makes no difference at all. This works on my Pentium 4, so I suspect there is something specific to my 486 that is causing the problem. I wish the crash message was more descriptive. A dump of the processor's registers and more than

Re: [Freedos-user] FDUPDATE crash

2009-04-04 Thread Michael Robinson
I was wrong about wget not crashing, it just took it a long time to crash running it on it's own. Is the kernel going to be reworked anytime soon to remove this fnode concept? --

[Freedos-user] What is the trick to get Windows 3.1 to run on freedos???

2009-04-09 Thread Michael Robinson
I think I'm using the stable kernel instead of the unstable one. I get an error that says essentially unload the protected mode software and try again when windows tries to start. Are people taking out the smartdrive stuff or simply adding a menu entry and if someone wants windows loading

[Freedos-user] New problems with Windows 3.1...

2009-04-09 Thread Michael Robinson
Not workgroup. If I don't load emm386.exe, freedos version, I get an error that I have an unsupported dos version. If I try loading windows 3.1 in standard mode, I get an error that there isn't enough extended memory. Uge!

Re: [Freedos-user] New problems with Windows 3.1...

2009-04-09 Thread Michael Robinson
On Thu, 2009-04-09 at 14:34 -0700, Blair Campbell wrote: If I don't load emm386.exe, freedos version, I get an error that I have an unsupported dos version. Load the microsoft version that comes with windows, himem too. If I try loading windows 3.1 in standard mode, I get an error

Re: [Freedos-user] New problems with Windows 3.1...

2009-04-09 Thread Michael Robinson
On Thu, 2009-04-09 at 15:35 -0700, Blair Campbell wrote: If I don't load emm386.exe, freedos version, I get an error that I have an unsupported dos version. Load the microsoft version that comes with windows, himem too. If I try loading windows 3.1 in standard mode, I get an

Re: [Freedos-user] Anyone know why 386 enhanced mode doesn't work Windows 3.1???

2009-04-10 Thread Michael Robinson
On Fri, 2009-04-10 at 10:34 +0200, Mateusz Viste wrote: On Friday 10 April 2009 10:24 (CEST), Michael Robinson wrote: I'm still getting the 2 near fnodes error with fdupdate. Do you tried the beta 0.55 version I sent you few days ago (the one using HTGET as a downloader)? Still crashing

[Freedos-user] Abandonware site...

2009-04-10 Thread Michael Robinson
If you own a computer that had MS-DOS 6.22 and Windows 3.1 on it at one point, but your install media are fried, try this abandonware site. http://vetusware.com I worry about the legality of downloading from this site, but technically the software they are allowing people to download is

[Freedos-user] Is Windows 3.1 worth it and wordprocessing?

2009-04-11 Thread Michael Robinson
I notice that I can run Windows 98 SE on my old 486 DX2 66 with 32 megs of ram. Windows 98 SE supports more recent programs than Windows 3.1 does. Gem is nice, but it can't support windows apps and it isn't meant to. I'm not certain that I really want to try WordPerfect Suite 8 for Windows

Re: [Freedos-user] Is Windows 3.1 worth it and wordprocessing?

2009-04-12 Thread Michael Robinson
On Sun, 2009-04-12 at 09:38 +0200, Mateusz Viste wrote: On Sunday 12 April 2009 07:54 (CEST), Michael Robinson wrote: I'm not certain that I really want to try WordPerfect Suite 8 for Windows 95 on 98se. If you ask me, I am using WordPerfect 6.0 for DOS, which does the job just fine

Re: [Freedos-user] Abandonware site...

2009-04-12 Thread Michael Robinson
On Sun, 2009-04-12 at 20:13 -0500, Jim Hall wrote: If you own a computer that had MS-DOS 6.22 and Windows 3.1 on it at one point, but your install media are fried, try this abandonware site. http://vetusware.com I worry about the legality of downloading from this site, but

[Freedos-user] I lost the link to fdupdate 0.55 beta...

2009-04-12 Thread Michael Robinson
That's why I haven't been testing it on my 486 to see if it crashes or not. Since it's meant for freedos 1.1, how do I test it again? BTW: The archives for this list are really hard to search. -- This SF.net email is

Re: [Freedos-user] Abandonware site...

2009-04-18 Thread Michael Robinson
But just to say the last word about this thread: please avoid warez, sources and links to any other illegal activities. Thanks. Aitor Downloading commercial software that you own a copy of for personal use is not illegal. Downloading old commercial software that isn't sold anymore which

Re: [Freedos-user] Abandonware site...

2009-04-19 Thread Michael Robinson
Speaking of abandonware, all the Nintendo games for the original 8 bit system fit that description now. Should anyone distribute an emulator to run the old games on PC's? Should anyone distribute instructions on how to get a rom image of an old game so a person can play it on his/her PC?

Re: [Freedos-user] Abandonware site...

2009-04-19 Thread Michael Robinson
On Sat, 2009-04-18 at 22:59 -0700, Blair Campbell wrote: Downloading commercial software that you own a copy of for personal use is not illegal. Downloading old commercial software that isn't sold anymore which the author doesn't care about is not illegal. To be illegal, the owner of the

Re: [Freedos-user] Abandonware site...

2009-04-19 Thread Michael Robinson
Use without author's permission is not legal, selling without author's permission is not legal (unless your local law allows otherwise), and making a profit of something gets you in court quite fast indeed. Bernd The GPL is an exception, it gives you permission to use the software it

Re: [Freedos-user] Abandonware...

2009-04-19 Thread Michael Robinson
There is a need to elect leaders who will change the law concerning abandonware. Abandonware is any software program that is proprietary where the owner of the intellectual property decides either a not to license any more copies of it or b not to support it anymore. Typically, abandonware is

[Freedos-user] FDUPDATE and the 486...

2009-04-19 Thread Michael Robinson
Has anyone gotten fdupdate to work with a 486? I lost the link to fdupdate v0.55 and the instructions on how to use it in fdupdate v0.54. If using a 486 is the problem because of a bug in the math coprocessor or something similar, that would be nice to know. I've noticed that I get a C prompt

[Freedos-user] Vista thoughts...

2009-04-19 Thread Michael Robinson
I have never used Vista. I think the minimum hardware requirements are too high for me. Worse than that, I don't even like XP because it's a pain to deal with activation and an even greater pain to back it up. I've never figured out how to back up Windows XP. That said, I don't use XP very

Re: [Freedos-user] FDUPDATE and the 486...

2009-04-26 Thread Michael Robinson
On Sat, 2009-04-25 at 16:35 +0200, Eric Auer wrote: Hi, Has anyone gotten fdupdate to work with a 486? I lost the link to fdupdate v0.55 and the instructions on how to use it in fdupdate v0.54. If using a 486 is the problem because of a bug in the math coprocessor or something

Re: [Freedos-user] Abandonware site...

2009-04-26 Thread Michael Robinson
MS-DOS and Windows 3.x are clearly abandonware. If I want to use this abandonware, am I suddenly breaking the law? Not suddenly. It is and was breaking the law. Of course you can hope that MS is too busy hunting people who steal Vista, but you cannot just say that stealing MS DOS is

[Freedos-user] Improve sound card support...

2009-05-03 Thread Michael Robinson
It seems that the sound blaster ISA and sound blaster 16 PCI cards are the only ones that will work with freedos. Well, I have a soundmaker cadenza on my D845PEBT2 Intel mobo with a P4. It would be nice if there was a dos driver for this sound card, but as far as I know there is only a

Re: [Freedos-user] Improve sound card support...

2009-05-03 Thread Michael Robinson
On Sun, 2009-05-03 at 22:29 +0200, Eric Auer wrote: Hi! It seems that the sound blaster ISA and sound blaster 16 PCI cards are the only ones that will work with freedos. Well, This is not freedos specific. It depends on your games or other software that you use for sound output,

[Freedos-user] FATS don't match...

2009-05-03 Thread Michael Robinson
Has anyone else run chkdsk on their Freedos C drive and gotten this error? I have a 500 meg partition which is probably FAT16. I have used Windows 98 to defrag another partition that I allow freedos to access. Is the implementation of FAT in 98 and Freedos compatible? Using chkdsk, I tried a

[Freedos-user] Strange procedure to get sound working...

2009-05-06 Thread Michael Robinson
I got a SB PCI 16 bit sound card I picked up working by installing first to windows 98. Unfortunately, there is no way to install in a dos only environment directly. Worse, I have to create a Windows directory tree with mywindows98/system/nameofpcidriver.??? For dos initialization of the

Re: [Freedos-user] A windows 9x replacement...

2009-06-13 Thread Michael Robinson
being worked on, all it does is make people angry. Because you are unable to describe your problem in a way understandable to other people ;-) It's not that simple. Asking questions about when XYZ will work or what is being worked on raises people's ire because they can't give good

Re: [Freedos-user] A windows 9x replacement...

2009-06-18 Thread Michael Robinson
On Tue, 2009-06-16 at 05:21 -0800, dos386 wrote: No it is not and it is rude Try ReactOS forum. How long you will survive there before getting banned, if you are not yet. Have you been banned from the ReactOS forums? Too many people treat it like it's a mere hobby and tempers do flare on

[Freedos-user] What do you need from Windows world...

2009-06-18 Thread Michael Robinson
I haven't gotten the positive response I had hoped for trying to drum up some interest in a Windows 9x replacement. Some have talked about possibly enhacing HX extender and cloning Windows 3.x first, which makes a lot of sense. Maybe it doesn't make sense to replace dos based Windows. Maybe

Re: [Freedos-user] What do you need from Windows world...

2009-06-19 Thread Michael Robinson
On Fri, 2009-06-19 at 10:29 +0200, Bernd Blaauw wrote: Michael Robinson schreef: I haven't gotten the positive response I had hoped for trying to drum up some interest in a Windows 9x replacement. Some have talked about possibly enhacing HX extender and cloning Windows 3.x first

[Freedos-user] Please remove Arachne from Freedos 1.1...

2009-06-19 Thread Michael Robinson
It isn't Firefox and so there isn't a filtering plugin for it that will block certain web sites. It is very low resolution by today's standards and php web pages aren't likely to work correctly with it. I've had problems downloading from ftp sites with Arachne with the download being corrupted.

Re: [Freedos-user] Peace and Quiet!

2009-06-20 Thread Michael Robinson
I never intended to start a WAR over Arachne and coming up with a Windows replacement. I would like to see Arachne, because it's graphical and there are no filter plugins for it, moved from the Freedos ditribution to say an extras respository. I can't install procon:latte to Arachne, which

[Freedos-user] DOS and network security...

2009-06-21 Thread Michael Robinson
It's starting to dawn on me that although Freedos is an excellent choice for being able to run most old dos programs, it's a nightmare from a network security point of view. I suppose there's the option of running it on top of Linux and using Linux to control where dos can go on your network,

Re: [Freedos-user] FreeDOS, Windows and higher resolutions

2009-07-10 Thread Michael Robinson
On Fri, 2009-07-10 at 15:07 -0400, Santiago Almenara wrote: Hello! I've been using FreeDOS for a couple of months and it's working great. Right now, I am trying to install Windows for Workgroups 3.11. Is it possible to use it with higher resolutions? For instance 1024x768 16 millions

[Freedos-user] Freedos 1.1...

2009-07-28 Thread Michael Robinson
Anyone know where Freedos 1.1 stands at this point? I'd like to see it get released. I would also like to see a focus on supporting people who want to set up their own local update servers. Putting dos on the Internet has some major downsides. The fdupdate program seems to have an option to

[Freedos-user] Whatever happened to freedos-32?

2009-08-12 Thread Michael Robinson
There was an effort to create a 32 bit version of freedos with memory protection and possibly some other features. What is happening with this project? I'm just curious is all. -- Let Crystal Reports handle the

[Freedos-user] Concerns about topics on this mailing list...

2009-08-21 Thread Michael Robinson
DOS predates more than 4 gigabytes of memory on a single computer, yet there has been a LOT of discussion on having Freedos be able to handle that much memory. There has also been a lot of discussion on making sound cards which lack dos drivers work in Freedos. My concern is, these features

[Freedos-user] Trouble with netbooting freedos...

2009-10-16 Thread Michael Robinson
I've been net booting freedos to play battle tech I no problem. Even with a ramdisk though, I can't get battle tech II to work. I picked up a packet driver for the D845PEBT2 built in nic, but whether it's wget or lynx, trying to execute the application simply causes the computer to reset. Uge!

Re: [Freedos-user] Trouble with netbooting freedos...

2009-10-18 Thread Michael Robinson
I know about prodos.exe, it requires Windows to extract the drivers from it and the drivers you extract are probably Windows drivers. An update on the reset problem, updating to kernel 2039 and dropping emm386 updating himem as well seems to fix the problem. Another advantage of kernel 2039 is

[Freedos-user] Freedos 1.1 distribution...

2009-11-01 Thread Michael Robinson
The newest kernel 2039 seems to fix a lot of problems. Is there ongoing kernel development? What has to be updated still before Freedos 1.1 comes out? I occasionally see stuff get added to http://www.freedos.org, but the 1.1 release seems to be delayed. I see no reason why there couldn't be a

[Freedos-user] Freedos and weird hardware...

2009-11-04 Thread Michael Robinson
Bear with me, I suppose in a dos environment that it is hard to support hardware device XYZ because in dos most hardware is controlled by application programs. Sound cards for example are activated often times by games. I have the PCI version of the soundblaster 16 and it works under freedos,

[Freedos-user] Must be hardware problem...

2009-11-06 Thread Michael Robinson
My Intel D845PEBT2 P4 System networks no problem and ssh works on it. On my Tyan S1854 Pentium III board, ssh doesn't work no matter how I load freedos even when I load it without drivers. I suspected that maybe the sbinit.com program was installing a TSR to emulate a standard soundblaster that

[Freedos-user] Strange apollo pro 133 chipset bios settings...

2009-11-12 Thread Michael Robinson
I have a VIA Apollo Pro 133 chipset motherboard with a PIII 450 on it. There are some memory timing parameters in the bios as well as some other parameters that include usb support, usb keyboard, usb mouse, assign irq for usb, assign irq for vga. Should I be assigning an IRQ for usb or vga?

[Freedos-user] Freedos 1.1 delayed???

2010-02-15 Thread Michael Robinson
What are the goals at this point for Freedos 1.1? When might it actually be released? Freedos 1.0 definitely has some bugs still that could be fixed. Updating Freedos 1.0 is haphazard at best, especially with limited networking support and movement towards a newer updating standard. What are

[Freedos-user] Who needs WIndows?

2010-02-24 Thread Michael Robinson
I have been interested in ReactOS, but as of today I gt my forum posting priviledges revoked for merely recommending that open source compilers and build tools be used instead of MSVC and the Windows SDK. The ReactOS community seems to be extremely abusive, so I no longer link to the ReactOS home

Re: [Freedos-user] Who needs WIndows?

2010-02-24 Thread Michael Robinson
I used to go by the name nute on the ReactOS forums. My site concerning Reactos is: http://web.robinson-west.com/reactos.php or: http://xerxes.robinson-west.com/reactos.php On Wed, 2010-02-24 at 20:33 -0800, dos386 wrote: Who needs WIndaube? I don't :-D I have been interested in

Re: [Freedos-user] Print server

2010-03-02 Thread Michael Robinson
I think it depends on what network card you have and I think you are limited to Microsoft Client. Network support in dos in general could be improved. Microsoft Client as far as I know is closed source and it hasn't been maintained by Microsoft for years. One approach if you have Windows 98SE

[Freedos-user] AST driver problem...

2011-12-19 Thread Michael Robinson
There has been quite a bit of talk about AST hardware needing special drivers even under DOS. Well, if the company won't put the drivers in the public domain and there aren't very many AST computers in the world, the logical thing to do is recycle the ones that are left and replace them. Am I

[Freedos-user] Freedos 1.1...

2011-12-29 Thread Michael Robinson
How soon will the official release be? :-) -- Ridiculously easy VDI. With Citrix VDI-in-a-Box, you don't need a complex infrastructure or vast IT resources to deliver seamless, secure access to virtual desktops. With

[Freedos-user] Freedos and graphical user interfaces...

2012-01-11 Thread Michael Robinson
The problems encountered strapping a GUI onto a DOS system are similar to the problems that were encountered when object orientation and classes were added to C to create C++. C++ is really a hybrid language, neither a strictly procedural nor a strictly object oriented language. Any GUI strapped

Re: [Freedos-user] Freedos and graphical user interfaces...

2012-01-11 Thread Michael Robinson
A kiosk is a multiple user system, but not necessarily a simultaneously multiple user system. So DOS will work most likely. Chances are though, the DOS system files and tools themselves need to be on read only memory if there is any possibility of a person being at a command line and making a

Re: [Freedos-user] FreeDOS 1.1 released

2012-01-14 Thread Michael Robinson
First off, I don't appreciate anyone calling anyone an idiot on this email list. Second, I haven't experimented with Freedos 1.1 myself, but I hope any difficulty others have working with it is dealt with both patiently and professionally. Myself, I'm waiting for the 1.2 release. Problems:

[Freedos-user] SB16 PCI not working...

2012-03-22 Thread Michael Robinson
It has to be installed using Windows 98SE, but once that's done one can grab the dos files for freedos. At least that used to be the way it was until I upgraded to Freedos 1.1. Something about not able to allocate below the 4 megabyte barrier when sbinit.com runs. I'm using Jemm386.

[Freedos-user] DOS and timing...

2012-03-28 Thread Michael Robinson
Since DOS environments typically don't multitask, there's no need to time applications as they consume CPU resources and preempt them to let other applications run. Modern multi core processors can do real multitasking and don't have to simulate process concurrency. In DOS environments,

Re: [Freedos-user] A tool for CPU-load measurement

2012-03-28 Thread Michael Robinson
On Wed, 2012-03-28 at 23:27 +, Zbigniew wrote: You know: graphics is one thing - this is just actual fun project - but being able to detect instantly the weak place in program, which is causing unnecessarily high CPU load (say: looping for a key without any pause 10 ms), is the other

[Freedos-user] Freedos 1.1 install errors...

2012-04-03 Thread Michael Robinson
There is a syntax error message that flashes before the where to install freedos to and from menu comes up. Another problem, install freezes at installing command.com. Uge! -- Better than sec? Nothing is better than

Re: [Freedos-user] 32 bit FreeDOS?

2012-04-08 Thread Michael Robinson
Windows 3.11 and Windows 9x seem to be the closest thing to a 32 bit DOS environment that I know of. I agree that creating a 32 bit dos would be awkward. Heck, 20 bit memory addressing is awkward, isn't it? If you need to run dos games or want to run a Wordprocessor like Wordperfect on an old

[Freedos-user] Sound card drivers...

2012-04-12 Thread Michael Robinson
I have a dos driver for the Sound Blaster 16 PCI card, but not a Windows 3.1 driver. The patch for the SVGA256 driver to make it VESA compliant worked beautifully, thanks for the tip. I've been trying to play LodeRunner where it crashes on the bomb scene. Why does Jemmex give an error when I

[Freedos-user] Why DOS shouldn't be emulated...

2012-05-16 Thread Michael Robinson
There has been a fair amount of just run it under emulation being said. One of the advantages of DOS is that it isn't a modern operating system. An easy way to install Freedos safely to a desktop computer involves the following: 0) Back up all existing systems. 1) Disconnect all existing hard

[Freedos-user] DOS based backup delivered via PXE...

2012-08-12 Thread Michael Robinson
I blew it, my Linux From Scratch system that I've been trying to tailor to run over NFS so I can use it for backup and restoration purposes no longer has /usr/bin or /usr/sbin. Are there any free dos based backup solutions that work over network? The obvious problem is network card and file

Re: [Freedos-user] FreeDOS bootable CD image sought

2012-11-24 Thread Michael Robinson
On Sat, 2012-11-24 at 20:47 -0800, Ralf A. Quint wrote: At 07:28 PM 11/24/2012, bruce.bowman tds.net wrote: This may be a FAQ. I have an old DOS program that I wrote and still want to run, but it uses VESA 3.0 SVGA graphics, which are not [fully] supported by later versions of Windoze.*

[Freedos-user] Try gparted on a live CD.

2012-11-24 Thread Michael Robinson
http://gparted.sourceforge.net/livecd.php Based on Debian I believe, there is a download link you'll need to click to get the iso image. Deepburner is a free CD/DVD burning tool that works in Windows XP/2000. There is a way to create a virtual floppy disk under Linux and burn that to CD. I

[Freedos-user] FLTK...

2012-12-06 Thread Michael Robinson
It is impressive, quite fast actually. Unfortunately, I tried to use it in VirtualBox only to have it choke when I attempted to enable networking. The Crynwr packet drivers are not very complete either. This gui seems well on track to replace the aging and proprietary Windows 3.1, especially if

Re: [Freedos-user] What about scsi???

2012-12-18 Thread Michael Robinson
I guess my Compaq 4.3 gig scsi hard drive is the part that doesn't work. I swapped in a Seagate Cheetah drive, works just fine without any kind of driver. -- LogMeIn Rescue: Anywhere, Anytime Remote support for IT. Free

[Freedos-user] Windows 98SE screwing up Freedos 1.1...

2012-12-18 Thread Michael Robinson
First I installed Freedos 1.1 and used the 4x4 NEC cdrom, only the first slot seemed to work, to copy over the Windows 98SE cabinet files. I then proceeded to boot from the 98se cdrom and run setup from the directory with the cab files. Long story short, this screwed up the freedos installation.

Re: [Freedos-user] freedos-98

2012-12-19 Thread Michael Robinson
On Thu, 2012-12-20 at 03:32 +, dos386 wrote: I'm not even sure there's a reason to have FreeDOS in the mix. Sure there is, especially if your 98 copy isn't legal. My copy is sort of legal, but I don't have as many licenses for it as I have computers running it. The computer I'm running

[Freedos-user] Windows 98SE and ipxwrapper...

2012-12-20 Thread Michael Robinson
Windows 98 sort of running on top of a DOS system doesn't work with ipxwrapper-0.4.0. There is an error that iplphapi.dll can't be found or something similar. Turns out, this DLL probably doesn't show up till Windows 2000. So the thought of using Windows 98 boxes and Windows 7 boxes together

[Freedos-user] Made XP work okay...

2012-12-26 Thread Michael Robinson
I got my K6-2 500 with 504 megs of ram running XP SP3 well enough by turning off the swap file. Don't let XP swap, Warcraft II works fine. The scsi hard drive, despite being a Seagate Cheetah, really slows the system down. I don't let my Linux firewall allow this old machine to access the Net,

Re: [Freedos-user] Long-term survival of FreeDOS

2013-01-03 Thread Michael Robinson
Dos makes sense for 8/16 bit computers that can't handle multitasking very well. There are plenty of 8/16 bit computers around still, think e-readers probably and other embedded devices that don't need the higher functionality a 32/64 bit machine/multi core machine offers. Dos was a quick and

Re: [Freedos-user] Freedos V2.0 - when will it be available?

2013-01-08 Thread Michael Robinson
On Tue, 2013-01-08 at 18:46 +0100, Bernd Blaauw wrote: Op 8-1-2013 15:38, KOS schreef: Hello there, do you know when V2.0 of freedos will be available? I'm not sure there's going to be a V2.0 sometime soon, be there FreeDOS roadmaps or not. I'm still quitely working on version 1.2 of the

Re: [Freedos-user] Freedos V2.0 - when will it be available?

2013-01-09 Thread Michael Robinson
Most embedded processors (that are still actively produced) are 32-bit. Anyways, I don't think FreeDOS qualifies, at least not for 8-bit (AVR??) ones. PIC16F505, PIC16F1938... these are microchip baseline 8 bit microprocessors intended for embedded use. Yes microchip offers 32 bit

Re: [Freedos-user] Active GUI development?

2013-04-16 Thread Michael Robinson
On Mon, 2013-04-15 at 19:57 -0700, turtleman wrote: Hello, I am new to freeDOS, but I find the project very interesting. However, upon doing research of DOS applications I found that there are almost no desktop GUIs being developed. It appears that freeDOS supports openGEM, but even that

[Freedos-user] Think I have a hardware mess...

2013-10-22 Thread Michael Robinson
I have a Pentium III 750, 768 megs of ram, and a soundblaster 16 PCI card. Turns out, that sound card was causing a crash, a 0D exception. I got around that by adding the SB option to the jemm386.exe line. Well, trying to add msclient as it seems to be the only way to go for a national

Re: [Freedos-user] running windows 3.1

2013-12-27 Thread Michael Robinson
On Fri, 2013-12-27 at 10:40 -0500, James Crawford wrote: Hey Guys, I have a Pentium 3 running Freedos alone. I tried to load Win 3.1 and got the error : Win 3.1 will not run in protected mode. I understand that the command.com runs in protected mode. Do I have to change this