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How to find/install FreeDos Kernel version?


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#1 asot

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Posted 27 April 2016 - 07:31 AM

Hi Guys,

 

While I can manage to install FreeDos with several boot loader options I can't seem to be able to install the exact version that I had before - "FreeDos Kernel version":
 
 
Would someone be so kind to help me with this ? I've tried searching but couldn't find anything similar.
 
Thank you in advance for any advice :)
 
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Posted 27 April 2016 - 08:07 AM

I don't know how you'd go finding a specific prior version of an unstable release unless you can figure out how to compile that build, what version is the current download?

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Posted 27 April 2016 - 10:15 AM

Hi Platypus,

 

Thanks for your reply.

 

I tried to install Freedos from here: http://www.freedos.org/download/ , the 1.1 version

But I get a different results, like a 4 option boot and different "freedos versions" that appear different. When the laptop came, it would boot directly to that screen - so no boot options, and nothing else. Is there a way to replicate that with a newer build ?

 

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Posted 27 April 2016 - 06:34 PM

Someone familiar with FreeDOS may come along and offer advice, it's many years since I worked with DOS, and then not specifically FreeDOS.

 

I won't have time to research today, but my first thought would be to see if there is a C:\FDCONFIG.SYS file that includes a menu. If there is, and there is also a default CONFIG.SYS file (which FDCONFIG overrides), you may just be able to rename FDCONFIG and get a standard boot.


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Posted 29 April 2016 - 04:26 AM

Hi Platypus,

 

I have found a mid-way solution and will go with that. Thanks for your help!

 

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Posted 07 May 2016 - 10:12 AM

Found this when looking:

http://www.freedos.org/technotes/newsitem/173.html

 

which lead me here:

http://odin.fdos.org/dual/fdinst091.pdf

 

which came up with

http://odin.fdos.org/dual/fdinst091.iso

 

I am not sure how old the information is, however they mentioned using 1.1.35w kernel which was in your screen shot.

 

Please note that I haven't verified the download, however Symantec cleared it on my work computer, so usual considerations on unknown software is probably ok.

 

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