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Mercury127(R)

11.06.2019, 21:08
(edited by Mercury127, 11.06.2019, 21:25)
 

IOPACK - Compressing MS-DOS 7/8 kernel (IO.SYS) + more (Announce)

In past December, i make automated toolkit for this.
Yes, it is like LZ-DOS (and. unfortunatelly, was forced to use part of code from LZ preloader). But, now it is MORE, than LZ-DOS :)
In short, now is possible call any user code BEFORE jump into IO.SYS.
For example, there is packed (and heavy patched) IO.SYS 7.10 2001 w/o logo, but with integrated font loader and Cyrillic 8x16 font.
link removed
Password is 1
Anyone have interest for this toolkit? ;)

rr(R)

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Berlin, Germany,
12.06.2019, 21:09

@ Mercury127

IOPACK - Compressing MS-DOS 7/8 kernel (IO.SYS) + more

> For example, there is packed (and heavy patched) IO.SYS 7.10 2001 w/o logo,
> but with integrated font loader and Cyrillic 8x16 font.
> link removed

IO.SYS from Windows 9x is copyrighted software. Please don't post such links!

Mercury127(R)

12.06.2019, 22:37
(edited by Mercury127, 13.06.2019, 19:54)

@ rr

IOPACK - Compressing MS-DOS 7/8 kernel (IO.SYS) + more

> > For example, there is packed (and heavy patched) IO.SYS 7.10 2001 w/o
> logo,
> > but with integrated font loader and Cyrillic 8x16 font.
> > link removed
>
> IO.SYS from Windows 9x is copyrighted software. Please don't post such
> links!

Really? It such problem? :-(
OK...

Good, I understand. But what about toolkit?

tom(R)

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Germany,
13.06.2019, 20:04

@ rr

IOPACK - Compressing MS-DOS 7/8 kernel (IO.SYS) + more

> > For example, there is packed (and heavy patched) IO.SYS 7.10 2001 w/o
> logo,
> > but with integrated font loader and Cyrillic 8x16 font.
> > link removed
>
> IO.SYS from Windows 9x is copyrighted software. Please don't post such
> links!

Thanks very much for removing the link.

There is no need of another LZDOS in new disguise.

Rugxulo(R)

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Usono,
14.06.2019, 02:40

@ Mercury127

IOPACK - Compressing MS-DOS 7/8 kernel (IO.SYS) + more

> > > For example, there is packed (and heavy patched) IO.SYS 7.10 2001 w/o
> > logo,
> > > but with integrated font loader and Cyrillic 8x16 font.
> > > link removed
> >
> > IO.SYS from Windows 9x is copyrighted software. Please don't post such
> > links!
>
> Really? It such problem? :-(
> OK...

Germany (.de) apparently frowns upon even links to such unauthorized copying of proprietary software. So even linking could get him (rr) into trouble, maybe. Perhaps your country is more lenient, but even here in the U.S., it's considered bad.

> Good, I understand. But what about toolkit?

Anything that you own the copyright to or have permission to redistribute is okay (preferably free/libre, aka four freedoms, aka FOSS).

FreeDOS' kernel is compressed with UPX, roughly 45 kb, not too shabby. (Thanks to Tom and others.)

MS-DOS is somewhat harder to find these days (MSDN??). You can make a system floppy in Win7 Explorer (extremely minimal MS-DOS; also optionally used by RUFUS), but Win10 doesn't include that anymore, allegedly. (Even Win7 will stop Extended Support in January 2020.)

"Just use FreeDOS!" :-P :-D

KormaX(R)

14.06.2019, 16:25

@ Mercury127

IOPACK - Compressing MS-DOS 7/8 kernel (IO.SYS) + more

> > > For example, there is packed (and heavy patched) IO.SYS 7.10 2001 w/o
> > logo,
> > > but with integrated font loader and Cyrillic 8x16 font.
> > > link removed
> >
> > IO.SYS from Windows 9x is copyrighted software. Please don't post such
> > links!
>
> Really? It such problem? :-(
> OK...
>
> Good, I understand. But what about toolkit?

Could you please send me the link in private? kormos.x@gmail.com

I'm not interested in IO.SYS because I use DR-DOS, but still interested in the toolkit, so you could send me the link. You can also try IBMBIO.COM instead of IO.SYS (DR-DOS).

Thanks :)

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