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w3a537(R)

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Colorado Springs CO USA,
17.02.2011, 02:38
 

HXRT (Miscellaneous)

I'm trying to get my MSDOS system to fit
on one floppy.

I have 319,553 bytes free on the floppy,
after deleting EVERYTHING unnecessary.

I want to install HXRT.

1. Can it's EXE files be compressed with UPX or APACK? This would help.
2. Are all of the files really necessary, can I delete something?

Steve Broshears ...

Thanks ...

Rugxulo(R)

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Usono,
17.02.2011, 03:02

@ w3a537

HXRT

> I'm trying to get my MSDOS system to fit on one floppy.
>
> I have 319,553 bytes free on the floppy,
> after deleting EVERYTHING unnecessary.
>
> I want to install HXRT.
>
> 1. Can it's EXE files be compressed with UPX or APACK? This would help.
> 2. Are all of the files really necessary, can I delete something?

I think all you need is BIN/*.* and of course you can compress that (ZIP, 7-Zip, PAQ) and unpack to RAM disk.

w3a537(R)

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Colorado Springs CO USA,
17.02.2011, 05:46

@ Rugxulo

HXRT

NOT what I'm asking.

I'm asking if I can pack tghr EXE's with an executable packer,
either APACK OR UPX

Steve ...

DOS386(R)

17.02.2011, 06:18

@ w3a537

HXRT

> I'm trying to get my MSDOG system to fit on one floppy.
> 1. Can it's EXE files be compressed with UPX or APACK? This would help.

Most likely NO (and most files are DLL's, not EXE's :-P ).

> 2. Are all of the files really necessary

NO, why don't you test ? :-P

> can I delete something?

YES

> NOT what I'm asking.

:-P

> I'm asking if I can pack tghr EXE's with an executable packer

why don't you test ? :-P

delete MSMOUSE.SYS HIMEM.SYS EMM386.EXE ... ... ...

maybe you can also live without HDPMI16 DPMILD16 HXLDR ... .... ....

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This is a LOGITECH mouse driver, but some software expect here
the following string:*** This is Copyright 1983 Microsoft ***

Japheth(R)

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Germany (South),
17.02.2011, 08:12
(edited by Japheth, 17.02.2011, 08:32)

@ w3a537

HXRT

> 1. Can it's EXE files be compressed with UPX or APACK? This would help.

HDPMI32/HDPMI16 [EDIT: and *.DLL files] might cause problems.

> 2. Are all of the files really necessary, can I delete something?

It depends on what you want to do. HDPMI32.exe is a full DOS-extender, which can work independently. Both the PE loader (DPMILD32.EXE) and the Win32 emulation dlls (*.DLL) are optional.

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MS-DOS forever!

w3a537(R)

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Colorado Springs CO USA,
18.02.2011, 01:06

@ DOS386

HXRT

Sorry but HIMEM EMM386 etc are not part of the HXRT package.
That's what I was asking about.

Steve ...

w3a537(R)

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Colorado Springs CO USA,
18.02.2011, 01:10

@ Japheth

HXRT

If HDPMI32 is an extender can I then remove CWSDPMI v7?

And, what's a good way to test to see if a WIN CONSOLE
APP works?

Steve ...

DOS386(R)

18.02.2011, 04:12

@ w3a537

HXRT

> If HDPMI32 is an extender can I then remove CWSDPMI v7?

YES ( HDPMI32 -r )

> And, what's a good way to test to see if a WIN CONSOLE APP works?

Launch it :hungry:

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This is a LOGITECH mouse driver, but some software expect here
the following string:*** This is Copyright 1983 Microsoft ***

w3a537(R)

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Colorado Springs CO USA,
18.02.2011, 22:21

@ DOS386

HXRT

The HXRT programs are all a group working together.
They are a system making it possible to run other
WIN CONSOLE programs.

I am looking for a way to do a comprehensive test
to see if they are ALL working properly.

This would probably involve running several known
to be ok WIN CONSOLE apps to see if everything
is good.

Then I would run the HXRT EXE files through an EXE
file compresser (APACK -or- UPX) and run the tests
again to see if everything is stoll ok.

I need some help here.

Steve ...

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