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DR-DOS Enhancement Project (Announce)

posted by lproven(R) Homepage E-mail, Prague, Czechia, 16.11.2017, 13:21

Is, or has, anyone experimented with this?

I am working in parallel on 2 projects, mainly for my own entertainment but also in the hope that at least one may be useful to others.

One is a bootable USB key with IBM PC DOS 7.1 and some old DOS wordprocessors and other tools, as a distraction-free writing environment.

Note, not PC DOS 7.01, the Y2K-safe version. 7.1 has LBA and FAT32 support. It's available for free download from IBM as part of the Serverguide Scripting Toolkit.

http://toogam.com/software/archive/opsys/dos/ibmpcdos/getpcd71.htm

Only part of the OS is there -- the boot files and a few utilities. The rest must be taken from PC-DOS 7.01.

I have made a boot disk image that works with VirtualBox. I would welcome offers of offsite backups of this.

But I can't re-distribute this -- IBM specifically does not permit this. So I am also building a version based on DR OpenDOS 7.01, which was FOSS and permits redistribution.

I have this working with DR-DOS 7.01 and ViewMax.

However, I would like to use the latest version, 7.02.08, again with LBA and FAT32 support.

https://archiveos.org/drdos/

But I can't get it to boot. It displays 2 full stops (periods) and then halts.

Anyone know a way past this?

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