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RxDOS 7.24 release (Announce)

posted by cm(R) Homepage E-mail, Düsseldorf, Germany, 11.10.2018, 11:53

> I can't get RxDOS to boot fully from diskette -- it could not find a
> command interpreter.
>
> Followed directions:
> INSTSECT A:
> copy RXDOS.COM a:
> copy RXCMD.EXE a:
>
> Both files are on the diskette. But on reboot, RxDOS reports:
> ...
> init: Boot drive and file name: "A:\RXDOS.COM"

Does it show a drive A: in the file system login dump?

> Starting RxDOS...
> init: Loading shell "RXCMD.EXE" arguments ""
> init: Error 0002h: File not found
> init: Loading shell "RXCMD.COM" arguments ""
> init: Error 0002h: File not found
> init: Loading shell "COMMAND.COM" arguments ""
> init: Error 0002h: File not found
> Could not find command shell
> Halted. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to reboot.
>
> I also tried it with a couple of COMMAND.COMs, first from MS-DOS 7.1 and
> then from PC-DOS 7.1 -- same result.

I recommend FreeCOM. But that won't help here.

> Is there something i'm missing? Or is it a bug?

Looks like a bug. What kind of machine do you use?

I'll try booting off a diskette later today. If that doesn't reproduce the bug, we'll have to think about debugging on your end. Are you familiar with (MS-DOS or FreeDOS) DEBUG? My lDebug (based on FreeDOS's) can boot and thus be used to debug a kernel.

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