Re: [Freedos-user] re: QHIMEM 1.3

2006-04-24 Thread tom ehlert
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Re: [Freedos-user] (fwd) FDXMS Sources.

2006-05-08 Thread tom ehlert
Hello Johnson, You are free to post this on FD-Devel. They should see it. ... If Auer/DeVore/Ehlert/Lucho/Hall believe I would ever help THEM again, after all the ABUSE directed at me on FD-User and FD-Devel, they truly have LOST THEIR MARBLES!!! I'm tired/annoyed/pissed by this ellis guy,

Re: [Freedos-user] (fwd) FDXMS Sources.

2006-05-09 Thread tom ehlert
Hello Johnson, If you still insist ignoring the technical advise, I'll care no more, it only cause the users who lost their data mourn and grinning their teeth. technical advise is welcome. Jack just want to warn about the FDXMS/HIMEM interrupt not locking simply need to change, yet a

Re: [Freedos-user] Problems Loading SHSURDRV.EXE

2006-05-16 Thread tom ehlert
Hello Lester, I noticed that the sequence at which the commands are actually executed (hit F8 at boot time) is different for TDSK.EXE and for SHSURDRV.EXE. It looks like shsurdrv insists on loading after nansi.sys and set commands. that's a kernel feature: INSTALL=... is executed AFTER

Re: [Freedos-user] Contributions towards FreeDOS 1.0

2006-07-07 Thread tom ehlert
For those who would like to contribute towards FreeDOS 1.0 but don't know how to program, you might still be able to help. If you know two languages sufficiently to help translating, you can check which programs don't support your language on http://wiki.fdos.org/Main/Translations and make

Re: [Freedos-user] Wrote an article about upcoming FreeDOS 1.0...

2006-07-27 Thread tom ehlert
The date of release is official - BUT I don't think it is a problem if the release will be some days later. ;-) I don't think it is a problem if it's not released until INSTALL trashed my working computer gets solved. And what I get from the discussion, the possibility for this seems to

[Freedos-user] MEM source is missing from fdbasews.iso

2006-08-16 Thread tom ehlert
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Re: [Freedos-user] Incorrect DOS version even with Version=6.22

2006-08-19 Thread tom ehlert
Hello Eric, I ran your SHARE in DOSEMU. It indeed insists that the DOS version is 6.22, and it does something bad: 0439:0adb B452 mov ah,0x52 0439:0add CD21 int 0x21 0439:0adf 26C6060303FF mov es:[0303],0xff 0439:0ae5 FA cli 0439:0ae6

Re: [Freedos-user] Compatibility EMM386/HIMEM 2.25 New Release

2006-08-21 Thread tom ehlert
Hello Norbert, But there are still some systems, where the machine completely stops responding when initializing the network. some network clients don't work if loaded into UMB memory; they also don't work with MSDOS emm386 So, for your testing I applied for a fully functional test version

Re: [Freedos-user] Compatibility EMM386/HIMEM 2.25 New Release

2006-08-21 Thread tom ehlert
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Re: [Freedos-user] DOS PR question - what LOOKS fancy in DOS?

2006-09-22 Thread tom ehlert
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Re: [Freedos-user] installing freedos on secondary drive

2006-10-26 Thread tom ehlert
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Re: [Freedos-user] Boot sector not standard? [Solved]

2006-10-27 Thread tom ehlert
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Re: [Freedos-user] Microsoft C/C++

2007-01-19 Thread tom ehlert
Hello Japheth, May you show examples? Starting from minimal void main(){}, then with printf(Hello, world!\n), then something more complex? With OW 1.6: a dummy main and a hello world main are utterly irrelevant if you want to compare size/speed optimisations (leaving CRT aside). right

Re: [Freedos-user] Questions to memory management, DEVICEHIGH, LOADHIGH

2007-02-09 Thread tom ehlert
When calling mem.exe /all, I get told, that FreeDOS is using HMA, but that there is still 11Kbytes (11359 bytes) free within HMA. Is it possible to load some drivers into this free area of HMA or to use it in some way? you can't load anything there (but some smart software could use it) That

Re: [Freedos-user] ASPI driver

2007-03-05 Thread tom ehlert
Hello charles, The FreeDOS kernel doesn't seem to want anything to do with the SCSI int 13h extensions and completely ignores them. Which SCSI int 13 extensions, and why would they be useful ? the kernel DOES support drives up to 2 TB This also includes loading an ASPI driver. there's no

Re: [Freedos-user] ANNOUNCE: XGREP version 1.03

2007-03-14 Thread tom ehlert
I've replaced the license with one previously used for some of my BSD work (it is essentially the old 386BSD license). Please move your code to the GNU GPL version 2 or later. I really don't like BSD only the binary is free licenses. as the BSD license is more free then GPL 2 (or even

Re: [Freedos-user] keyboard locked

2007-04-20 Thread tom ehlert
Hello francesco, hello, help me please how running freedos with a kwyboard wireless (USB) BIOS settings - 'enable legacy support' for USB devices or something similar Tom - This SF.net email is sponsored by DB2

Re: [Freedos-user] On to FreeDOS 2.0...

2007-05-14 Thread tom ehlert
Hello Japheth, Dos is much more than a FAT driver Do you talk about the date/time functions? :) FAT code is a big part of kernels footprint, but certainly not the biggest part. Look into yhe kernel map. but a JEMMX plugin version of DOSLFN would be an idea... why should this be better than

Re: [Freedos-user] Internet Extender

2007-05-14 Thread tom ehlert
Hello Eric, It does allow to convert any PC with 2 network connections into a simple router, and thus it would give FreeDOS another usage on a machine. While this is indeed a very fancy use for DOS, I would like to remind you that a typical router (with built-in DSL modem and other stuff)

Re: [Freedos-user] On to FreeDOS 2.0...

2007-05-15 Thread tom ehlert
Moving a 16 Bit DOS program that uses far pointers *extensively* to a 32 bit world comes close to rewriting it (and redebugging it with a zillion crazy programs). Only if the 16-bit program has a very bad design! :) Sorry; I was talking about the kernel. Just try searching for MK_FP()

Re: [Freedos-user] FoxCalc: New version on-line... v0.83

2007-05-22 Thread tom ehlert
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Re: [Freedos-user] COUNTRY.SYS settings

2007-06-27 Thread Tom Ehlert
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Re: [Freedos-user] COUNTRY.SYS settings

2007-06-27 Thread Tom Ehlert
*/ ',/* Decimal point - by aitor */ look swapped Tom (Can't remember if the DOS country codes are the ones used in telephony, but in such case, it's definitely 34). Aitor 2007/6/27, Tom Ehlert [EMAIL PROTECTED]: BTW: country=33 (spain) would be perfekt

Re: [Freedos-user] Running FreeDOS on a HP Model nx7400 Vista Business.

2007-07-05 Thread Tom Ehlert
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Re: [Freedos-user] collision between freedos emm386 and memdisk

2007-07-16 Thread Tom Ehlert
We (many people in this list) espent months testing himem and emm386 from Michael Devore. Are those two just a bugfix from *that* well tested version or is it descendent from somewhere else? As for HimemX: there are 12 bugfixes and some optimizations, all described in the readme.txt. After

Re: [Freedos-user] Running FreeDOS directly from CD-ROMwithoutinstalling on HD?

2007-10-09 Thread Tom Ehlert
1) downloaded fdbasecd.iso 2) used MagicISO to add two files to its structure (it is the bios flash utility and new bios) 3) saved the fdbasecd.iso and burned it without any problems. What I don't understand is why FreeDOS offers me the Run FreeDOS from CD-ROM option only when there is no

Re: [Freedos-user] Free-DOS And VPC

2007-10-19 Thread Tom Ehlert
And have a Shared Folder to communicate the WinXP with FreeDOS, without using TCP / IP is possible from the 'virtaul maschine additions', search FSHARE.COM start this in the VM Mit freundlichen Grüßen/Kind regards Tom Ehlert +49-241-79886

Re: [Freedos-user] Speed boost with xdma32/xcdrom32 in virtualizers

2007-12-12 Thread Tom Ehlert
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Re: [Freedos-user] Networking Freedos

2007-12-18 Thread Tom Ehlert
Hi Ulrich, So on the driver side, PKT and ODI drivers fade out, which only leaves NDIS2. And packet driver over NDIS Which means we are stuck with MS Client / LAN Manager Client. Unless there is some new free networking software for DOS. this is unrelated. NDIS (or packet driver) is a

Re: [Freedos-user] Watt-32 + MS network client together

2007-12-19 Thread Tom Ehlert
Ah, that's why I tried rtsnd.dos: ... rtspkt hangs after installing share whilst trying net initialize. loading 2 drivers (ndis AND packet driver) for the same card is a BAD idea - SF.Net email is sponsored by: Check out

Re: [Freedos-user] freedos update and 4dos

2008-01-16 Thread Tom Ehlert
1) 4DOS in FreeDOS 1.1: Will it - the package - have the structure of directory as the other programs? Or not? (freecom is in the root-directory...) You are right - FreeCOM should be moved to the BIN directory. At the moment, a FreeCOM in your own selected language is made (by concatenating

Re: [Freedos-user] File Access denied

2008-01-17 Thread Tom Ehlert
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Re: [Freedos-user] usb stick

2008-01-17 Thread Tom Ehlert
yesterday I made a USB pendrive bootable and installed FreeDOS with latest drivers... Access of the USB-Stick is very slow Many (Most) BIOS's only enable it as an USB 1.1 drive. sometimes (not often) using a different USB port helps make it a USB 2.0 stick Tom

Re: [Freedos-user] Compact Flash Card wont Boot

2008-04-19 Thread Tom Ehlert
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Re: [Freedos-user] Arachne + network, problem with conventional memory

2008-05-02 Thread Tom Ehlert
ifshelp.sys is already devicehigh and most of the net tools LH. Still... If I want to start Arachne I am out of conventional memory. Also did try all different memory managers already. Can someone please be so kind an contribute some example configuration files for network + arachne so I see

Re: [Freedos-user] NEW IBM DIAGNOSTIC TOOLS DOS

2008-07-15 Thread Tom Ehlert
Also strange... If I unpack the iso on XP then I see just a single txt file, no other files. this is the 'CD' part; use IsoBuster to look into the 'Bootable' part (2,8 MB Floppy emulation) Tom - This SF.Net email is

Re: [Freedos-user] app starter

2008-07-18 Thread Tom Ehlert
For my lots of my applications (both, console and graphical) I need some tiny menu with sub menus so I don't need to input the name in shell myself. It must be a 100 % compatible app starter. (No memory hog while running some application, start application and terminate the app starter

Re: [Freedos-user] Mpxplay won't be developed in the future...

2008-07-30 Thread Tom Ehlert
Any non Windows applications, better said any pure DOS legacy application should work on FreeDOS the same way it would work on MS-DOS? (this test on same hardware of course) right. we (the kernel and emm386/himem developers) put a lot of effort into exactly this. after that, we declared the

Re: [Freedos-user] USB support for FreeDOS.

2008-08-07 Thread Tom Ehlert
For CD-ROM there are a lot of drivers, try xcdrom. could be S-ATA CDROM. then he'n need gcdrom or UIDE Mit freundlichen Grüßen/Kind regards Tom Ehlert +49-241-79886 - This SF.Net email is sponsored by the Moblin Your

Re: [Freedos-user] COCO 3 and freedos..

2008-08-26 Thread Tom Ehlert
What I'm wondering is, beyond software to read COCO disks under dos is there software that will allow me to replace the disk drives via a serial link to my dos machine? The free FileMaven file manager has a link mode where you can start the program on two DOS computers and transfer files

Re: [Freedos-user] COCO 3 and freedos..

2008-08-26 Thread Tom Ehlert
What I'm wondering is, beyond software to read COCO disks under dos is there software that will allow me to replace the disk drives via a serial link to my dos machine? The free FileMaven file manager has a link mode where you can start the program on two DOS computers and transfer

Re: [Freedos-user] Packet driver: Realtek RTL8211B

2008-09-01 Thread Tom Ehlert
The network adapter on my computer is: Realtek RTL8211B 10/100/1000 Ethernet RTL8211B is a 'PHYceiver' (only the electrical stuff); youre network card is something different (and most likely not a NE2000 chip, either) Tom

Re: [Freedos-user] Cyrillic charset.

2008-10-14 Thread Tom Ehlert
2) I see no way for type cyrillic char 'р' (hex E0) in the command prompt. Got empty space instead of desired 'р'. In 4dos. And FreeCOM too. By the way, in DR-DOS with the same 4dos I have desired char in command promt. What make you think this command interpreter bug? I'm sure on 100% -

Re: [Freedos-user] Cyrillic charset.

2008-10-14 Thread Tom Ehlert
Hallo Herr Eric Auer, That was not clear from your previous mail. However, here is the relevant bit of code from kernel readkey / ConRead / KbdRdChar: - if AL is returned as E0, return AL as 0 if AH is not 0 else that's simply a bug. the BIOS will never return E0 as the char code Well

Re: [Freedos-user] FreeDOS for Large Scale Storage?

2008-11-17 Thread Tom Ehlert
the Dawicontrol DC-154 PCI SATA RAID card. Surprisingly, it says that this low end controller supports RAID 5 - and MS DOS! Up to 4 disks, SATA/150, Sil3114 chip... Can use LBA48 and 33 and 66 MHz PCI bus. RAID 0, 1, 0+1, 5, JBOD, with flash BIOS Can anybody confirm this? Or does this

Re: [Freedos-user] Purpose of dos...

2009-01-19 Thread Tom Ehlert
I'm talking about non-FAT DOS block devices. This especially includes (beside Int13 devices) any SCSI/USB/whatever device that is _not_ accessible through Int13 (and therefore invisible to usual Int13-only local filesystem redirectors). no idea what you are talking about. as a matter of

Re: [Freedos-user] generic bootsector as file? - versatility of grub4dos explained

2009-02-07 Thread Tom Ehlert
Hope you don't mind me to ask, why didn't you rather contribute to FreeDOS? But he DOES contribute to FreeDOS: once the few remaining bugs are fixed in the RxDOS kernel, it will replace the inferior current FD kernel. why do you think that the RxDOS kernel is superior - besides having many

Re: [Freedos-user] generic bootsector as file? - versatility of grub4dos explained

2009-02-07 Thread Tom Ehlert
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Re: [Freedos-user] generic bootsector as file? - versatility of grub4dos explained

2009-02-07 Thread Tom Ehlert
That was the case with the unstable DOS-C version 2037 (which had many features version 2036 and the upcoming 2038 don't have). I forgot to mention: 2038 is 'upcoming' since about 2 years. it's probable stable (the last changes were done by Bart, no Arkady in sight ), most likely better then

Re: [Freedos-user] state of kernel 2038

2009-02-07 Thread Tom Ehlert
Does anybody know why we assumed that all compilers except MS C (which almost nobody uses for the kernel) would init BSS to 0, while at least the often-used OpenWatcom does not? a) ALL compilers initialize BSS to 0 b) ALL compilers do this in the RTL startup code c) there is no RTL startup

Re: [Freedos-user] generic bootsector as file? - versatility of grub4dos explained

2009-02-09 Thread Tom Ehlert
Yes, but that appends only one file. Appending two files to the kernel raises the need to find where the second file begins. (If possible without unreliable signature searchs.) using the SYS CONFIG mechanism, you could easily have SYS CONFIG /AndThe1stAttachedFileIsHasSize12345

Re: [Freedos-user] [BUG] FreeDOS not compatible with escape [NEW]

2009-03-26 Thread Tom Ehlert
but there are good news, too: as there is no development going on, there's no urgent need to test ;) With automated testing those who want to could reactivate the unstable branch and stabilize it, for example... it might show that it's unstable. fixing it is an entirely different story.

Re: [Freedos-user] aimed compatibility?

2009-03-30 Thread Tom Ehlert
Originally it was 3.3 ... Later we got UMB and HMA which are very useful so we aimed for 5.0 kernel compatibility. Remember that 5.0 and 6.22 basically have the same kernel. Just a bit compatible? yes and no. and irrelevant. the goal followed by the kernel programmers was both ' make

Re: [Freedos-user] LFN in FreeDOS kernel? - was: aimed compatibility?

2009-03-30 Thread Tom Ehlert
LFN for FAT and for NTFS are working stable in Linux. Could a FreeDOS developer grab this free knowledge from Linux and improve DOSLFN this way? very unlikely. Linux drivers are too different from DOS kernel or DOS TSR to be useful Tom

Re: [Freedos-user] patents - was: LFN in FreeDOS kernel? - was: aimed compatibility?

2009-03-31 Thread Tom Ehlert
Adding LFN support directly to the kernel could have a much larger impact. In reality, the first step is always a Cease Desist letter - which usually means stop distributing the offending parts. Where LFN remains with DOSLFN (an external TSR) we simply remove DOSLFN from ibiblio and from our

Re: [Freedos-user] network drive

2009-04-02 Thread Tom Ehlert
Umm, yes it does after you modified a drive's CDS to show that it's a redirected drive. So get familiar with some of the data described at Int21.52 (MS-DOS 4+ CDS and SFT, MS-DOS 5+ List of Lists) and some of the Int2F.12 functions, too. The free SHSUCDX source contains all of this

Re: [Freedos-user] License or Sale? WAS Abandonware site...

2009-04-20 Thread Tom Ehlert
Will that suppress the constant warnings that UAC is turned off tho? this is DEFINITIVELY the wrong mailing list to ask these questions. Tom -- Stay on top of everything new and different, both inside and around Java

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

2009-06-16 Thread Tom Ehlert
Because running Win32 console applications are not reliable in HX. I have a few of them on my own FreeDOS machine, and they don't really run very well. is that your entry to the ever lasting 'WORST BUG REPORT EVER' competition ? in that case, consider yourself a front runner. and - BTW -

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

2009-06-20 Thread Tom Ehlert
Please remove Arachne from Freedos 1.1 Please leave this list. I second this. this entire discussiopn is a waste of bandwidth. Tom -- Are you an open source citizen? Join us for the Open Source Bridge conference!

Re: [Freedos-user] Fwd: Announcement: New DOS USB Drivers

2009-07-02 Thread Tom Ehlert
Anyone these days using UHCI? Yes. PCs are randomly distributed as UHCI and OHCI, acording to chip-set manufacturer. unlikely. while O/UHCI is certainly fast enough for keyboards/mice/printers(?), noone want to have different USB ports in he same computer plug your USB stick/external

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

2009-10-18 Thread Tom Ehlert
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. don't use EMM386 Microsoft client is what I need, but there are no free ndis drivers for my built in Intel nic. Does

Re: [Freedos-user] iscsi support

2010-02-01 Thread Tom Ehlert
does freedos support iscsi as a client (initiator)? if your BIOS supports it, yes. basically, if you can boot any OS from iSCSI, freedos will work, too. Tom -- The Planet: dedicated and managed hosting, cloud

Re: [Freedos-user] A fantasy of a future for FreeDOS

2010-04-13 Thread Tom Ehlert
if you like the idea of a multitasking DOS, just get DeskView, and see if you like the idea of a multitasking DOS as much as we (you and me) did in ~1990 Yes indeed. But then, there clearly are some skilled people working on FreeDOS! sorry, no. there is clearly nobody *working* on FreeDOS

Re: [Freedos-user] Balder: Can't move system files into \fdos

2010-08-05 Thread Tom Ehlert
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Re: [Freedos-user] Balder: Can't move system files into \fdos

2010-08-05 Thread Tom Ehlert
kernel.sys Tom Thank you for your answer, but I'm afraid you have to spell it out. There is no kernel.sys in the Balder image - at least not any that can be seen by a ls -al or find. the 'at least' part is important. and moving kernel.sys into a subdirectory is a bad idea Tom

Re: [Freedos-user] File corruption in portables, and solution

2010-09-22 Thread Tom Ehlert
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Re: [Freedos-user] file corruption

2010-09-23 Thread Tom Ehlert
Some older machines (e.g. this) require an specific cluster size in order to use LBA. The BIOS doesn't know anything about cluster sizes. right (doesn't know and doesn't care) Maybe you mean sector sizes? Almost all floppy and hard disks have a sector size of 512 byte. Expect problems

Re: [Freedos-user] 387 emulator

2010-11-24 Thread Tom Ehlert
What he is looking for is a TSR which provides x87 emulation ... right Best chance would probably is if any author of the EMM386 versions around here could comment and eventually work with him together to fix any incompatibilities... as the original author: goto EBAY, spend ~10 USD for really

Re: [Freedos-user] Help: UIDE cannot load

2011-03-17 Thread Tom Ehlert
Hallo Herr Lee Eric, am 17. März 2011 um 15:21 schrieben Sie: Hi, I download UIDE driver and try to make it work but when system boots it will hang when UIDE driver loads. Here's AUTOEXEC.BAT contents: @echo off SET dosdir=C:\FDOS REM C:\FDOS\BIN\BANNER2 REM C:\FDOS\BIN\BLACKOUT set

Re: [Freedos-user] Problem with UIDE

2011-05-17 Thread Tom Ehlert
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Re: [Freedos-user] Why I use FreeDOS

2011-06-06 Thread Tom Ehlert
See HP, Dell, Asus, etc. They all happen to ship FreeDOS on their systems. See HP, Dell, Asus, and you will learn quickly that FreeDOS is a synonym for 'without operating system', intended for people that install their own OS (which is most likely NOT FreeDOS) On Sun, Jun 5, 2011 at

Re: [Freedos-user] Problem with USB keyboard in some computers

2011-07-07 Thread Tom Ehlert
We (well, at least I) have a severe dilemma going on here. let's call it 'disagreement' int 15.4f is supposed to be called from the BIOS from the INT 09 handler, and NOBODY else. Obviously, MS believes that INT 15.4F can be called from outside INT 09, based on what they've published on

Re: [Freedos-user] Problem with USB keyboard in some computers

2011-07-07 Thread Tom Ehlert
Particularly in the case of USB, where the USB keyboard may be the only one the computer has, simulation at the scancode level is the only viable option. Simulation at the BDA level would almost be pointless. use the 8042 keyboard controller command 0xd2 to simulate scancode received. that's

Re: [Freedos-user] Problem with USB keyboard in some computers

2011-07-07 Thread Tom Ehlert
use the 8042 keyboard controller command 0xd2 to simulate scancode received. that's documented (again in the IBM technical reference) this will simulate a scancode all the way through interrupt handler, int15.4f, ... That is exactly what I call Method 1 does. The problem is, function

Re: [Freedos-user] Problem with USB keyboard in some computers

2011-07-07 Thread Tom Ehlert
are you sure 200 is enough ? this should *ALWAYS* succeed, so IMHO it might be worth trying 0x instead. (and you nowhere log if this test fails) I can also imagine some situations where CLI might hurt ('flaky'). in particular if some data are still in the keyboard receive buffer (for

Re: [Freedos-user] Problem with USB keyboard in some computers

2011-07-07 Thread Tom Ehlert
I personally think that the invention of INT 15.4F was a mistake, though I'm sure IBM thought it was a really good idea, at least at the time. I personally think that the invention of INT 15.4F was a fantastic idea; actually it was really necessary. DOS is supposed to use the BIOS for all

Re: [Freedos-user] Announce: vmsmount, a driver for mounting VMware's shared folders in DOS

2011-10-05 Thread Tom Ehlert
Hi Eduardo, I'm pleased to announce the availability of the first version of VMSMOUNT, an installable file system for DOS that allows access to VMware's shared folders as a normal drive letter: it simply woks as advertised it doesn't leave unused clutter loaded as TSR

Re: [Freedos-user] Announce: vmsmount, a driver for mounting VMware's shared folders in DOS

2011-10-05 Thread Tom Ehlert
Hi Eduardo, sorry; pressed the send key too early ;) I'm pleased to announce the availability of the first version of VMSMOUNT, an installable file system for DOS that allows access to VMware's shared folders as a normal drive letter: it simply works as advertised it doesn't leave unused

Re: [Freedos-user] Announce: vmsmount, a driver for mounting VMware's shared folders in DOS

2011-10-14 Thread Tom Ehlert
Eduardo, bug ro feature ? I don't see any files with long filenames. Shouldn't they be visible with their short filenames filena~1.exe Tom -- All the data continuously generated in your IT infrastructure contains

Re: [Freedos-user] *** HEAR YE, HEAR YE *** (FREEDOS 1.1 NEEDS A HELP-FILE CORRECTION.)

2011-10-27 Thread Tom Ehlert
Hi, THE HELP-COMMAND SCREEN FILE HAS IMPROVED WELL. BUT IT STILL NEEDS ONE THING: UNDER THE TOPIC SHELL AND SHELLHIGH, THE SWITCHES /F and /MSG NEED TO BE DOCUMENTED, SO PEOPLE DON'T HAVE TO FIDDLE WITH THE SWITCHES TO SEE HOW THEY WORK. both are related to the non-XMS-swapping

Re: [Freedos-user] int 33 problem.

2012-02-14 Thread Tom Ehlert
(see #03171) ES:DX - FAR routine (see #03172) you should terminate with CX=0 Mit freundlichen Grüßen/Kind regards Tom Ehlert +49-241-79886 -- Keep Your Developer Skills Current with LearnDevNow! The most

Re: [Freedos-user] hardware timer QueryPerformanceCounter

2012-03-24 Thread Tom Ehlert
1). I wouldn't use the PIT, sounds unreliable, using the PIT can be made reliable; has worked flawless for over 20 years since some 80286 but then again, I don't know how anyways. ;-) 3). RDTSC (586+) is probably not what you want, esp. due to early 586-686 time duration limitations and

[Freedos-user] VFat patent could be invalidated, thanks to Motorola and Torvalds

2012-03-29 Thread Tom Ehlert
more details here http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/VFat-patent-could-be-invalidated-thanks-to-Motorola-and-Torvalds-1486484.html Tom -- This SF email is sponsosred by: Try Windows Azure free for 90 days Click

Re: [Freedos-user] Strange timer-related issue

2012-04-11 Thread Tom Ehlert
With a help of Ed (DXForth creator) the problem is recognized; Ed wrote: #v+ 4DOS (or something associated with it) is setting PIT timer 0 from mode 3 to mode 2 - which in turn is causing MS in DX-Forth to run slow. #v- Nice find, didn't really expect that. Any hints in the sources as to

Re: [Freedos-user] ...and about FreeCon this time

2012-04-11 Thread Tom Ehlert
be executed P.S. On the contrary: to 4DOS could be added line completion, which works nicely in FreeCon. nobody's perfect ;) Mit freundlichen Grüßen/Kind regards Tom Ehlert +49-241-79886 -- Better than sec? Nothing

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

2012-04-12 Thread Tom Ehlert
11. April 2012 um 21:23, dmccunney dennis.mccun...@gmail.com wrote Current machines won't *boot* DOS, but will *run* it in a compatibility box, emulator or virtual machine. I wonder what you are talking about. current machines *do* boot DOS, and mosty likely will continue to do so for the

Re: [Freedos-user] LH PCNTPK INT=0x60 not working

2012-05-08 Thread Tom Ehlert
Hi! howto says to edit autoexec.bat changing the line REM LH PCNTPK INT=0x60 to LH PCNTPK INT=0x60. This didn't work for me. please take the time and report the drivers error message. if needed place a PAUSE command below the LH PCNTPK INT=0x60 line. this could be a problem between the

Re: [Freedos-user] Laptop With Built in Wireless

2012-05-08 Thread Tom Ehlert
I recently put FreeDOS on my laptop that has built in wireless. I tried to see if the BIOS on the computer would let me know what the packet driver name was or where, but it didn't. So I was wondering how to find it or how to scan for what type of driver to get, or something. I tried just

Re: [Freedos-user] Virtual floppy change problem with VirtualBox

2012-05-23 Thread Tom Ehlert
I was about to post bugreport at VirtualBox bugtracker, but decided to double-check the issue first. On my system floppy images change are correctly recognized. VirtualBox 4.1.4-3.2.3 OSE OpenSUSE 12.1. The issue is that VirtualBox is not posting diskette media-change status in the BIOS

Re: [Freedos-user] Virtual floppy change problem with VirtualBox

2012-05-23 Thread Tom Ehlert
Jack, The issue is that VirtualBox is not posting diskette media-change status in the BIOS data table. the 'issue' is that VirtualBox clearly states 'floppy without change-line support' int13/15 returns '01h floppy without change-line support int13/16 returns '06h change line active or

Re: [Freedos-user] Virtual floppy change problem with VirtualBox

2012-05-23 Thread Tom Ehlert
Given how UIDE/UIDE2's diskette I-O has never been a problem BUT for VirtualBox, I will keep UIDE/UIDE2 as-is. this is going nowhere. Jack is right and everybody else is a bloody idiot. AMEN Tom -- Live Security

Re: [Freedos-user] UIDE Diskette Change Line Capability Tests.

2012-05-25 Thread Tom Ehlert
Hallo Herr Jim Hall, am 25. Mai 2012 um 00:06 schrieben Sie: Use UIDE/UIDE2 if you think they work. Otherwise, do not use them. The third choice is giving my prosthetic helper a try ;-) Users of VirtualBox and UIDE, but also of other systems including real hardware, are invited to write me

Re: [Freedos-user] UIDE Diskette Change Line Capability Tests.

2012-05-25 Thread Tom Ehlert
Jack, Bret, VirtualBox users, A favorite tactic of propagandists, be they Fascist/Nazi/Communist or others, is that they flatly IGNORE any information from opponents At this point, you lost the discussion and many readers will simply have skipped the rest of your mail, as explained here:

Re: [Freedos-user] Networking

2012-06-16 Thread Tom Ehlert
Hi Marcos , So where exactly is the file server that's storing the data file(s) in this scenario? Is it on the doctor's PC, assistant's PC, or some other location? In another location. could you be more specific about 1) where is the database located (not geografically, but what machine)

Re: [Freedos-user] Networking

2012-06-16 Thread Tom Ehlert
I remember databases benefitting from a high amount of file handles, not 'benefit'. for some problems, many handles are needed, otherwise the database will not work at all. there is NEVER spurious problems caused by too many handles. but likely that's already being taken care of by caching

Re: [Freedos-user] Networking

2012-06-16 Thread Tom Ehlert
I'm running FreeDOS, but yes, Linux is a possibility. This database project started modestly in 2006, but now the Health Center is relying more and more on it, so I want it to be very safe. in that case don't gamble with untested share.exe Still I would definitely prefer to stay with FreeDOS

Re: [Freedos-user] Networking

2012-06-18 Thread Tom Ehlert
Tom Ehlert t...@drivesnapshot.de wrote: try using MSDOS or linux (or even Windows) for the 'server' machine, and see if the problema go away I did the test with MS-DOS in the server and FreeDOS in the client. The problem vanished. I even used MODE con rate=32 which is the fastest

Re: [Freedos-user] Networking

2012-06-19 Thread Tom Ehlert
conclusion: don't use FreeDOS as a 'server' machine. Sure, that's the obvious easy way out. But wouldn't it be better overall (and wiser) to 1). actually find out what MS-DOS does, and 2). fix it in FreeDOS' kernel?;-) sure. as always: talk is cheap good luck Tom

Re: [Freedos-user] Networking

2012-06-19 Thread Tom Ehlert
Whatever the issue is, it is apparently not that easy to find or fix. whatever the issue is, nobody is going to fix it anyway Reading RBIL for INT 21.5C, it seem to indicate that DR-DOS never was able to figure out how to do it, and it wasn't until Novell got involved that it actually

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