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DR-DOS Enhancement Project (Announce)

posted by roytam(R), 17.11.2017, 00:20

> 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?

Maybe the boot loader doesn't like your partition layout/ID?

Try using GRUB4DOS to chainload DR-DOS' DRBIO.SYS.

 

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