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iw2evk(R)

Magenta (Italy),
21.02.2015, 18:17
 

freedos like m$ dos 4 multitasking (Developers)

Hi,

for info, may be possible add a multitasking support to freedos kernel
like european m$ dos 4
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MS-DOS_4.0_%28multitasking%29

or caldera dr dos 7.o3 ?

Thanks

Roberto

Guti(R)

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27.02.2015, 08:22

@ iw2evk
 

freedos like m$ dos 4 multitasking

MS-DOS 4.00M was amazing.
Any idea of where to get 4.1M?

> Hi,
>
> for info, may be possible add a multitasking support to freedos kernel
> like european m$ dos 4
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MS-DOS_4.0_%28multitasking%29
>
> or caldera dr dos 7.o3 ?
>
> Thanks
>
> Roberto

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iw2evk(R)

Magenta (Italy),
27.02.2015, 13:33
(edited by Rugxulo, 07.10.2015, 02:54)

@ Guti
 

freedos like m$ dos 4 multitasking

> MS-DOS 4.00M was amazing.
> Any idea of where to get 4.1M?
>
> > Hi,


may be this :

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abandonware#Law

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Guti(R)

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28.02.2015, 08:27
(edited by Rugxulo, 07.10.2015, 02:54)

@ iw2evk
 

freedos like m$ dos 4 multitasking

Thanks, but first link is for 4.00M, which by the way can be tryied online vía Javascript at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abandonware#Law

While second one is not the multitasking version.

Hope someone can point to 4.1M...

Guti(R)

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02.03.2015, 09:36
(edited by Rugxulo, 07.10.2015, 02:55)

@ Guti
 

Download link for MS-DOS 4.10 Multitasking

Finally got it. It is a partial image, but works: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abandonware#Law

glennmcc(R)

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North Jackson, Ohio (USA),
02.03.2015, 20:56
(edited by Rugxulo, 07.10.2015, 02:55)

@ Guti
 

Download link for MS-DOS 4.10 Multitasking

That probably is a complete image due to the fact that
way back then 720KB disks were quite common.

Quick-Calculator V1.01 02-12-95 - Enigma Software - Neal Walfield
This is Shareware! For registration info and help hit F1.

Equasion >720 * 1024 = 737280


Archive: msdos4m-goupil.zip
Length Method Size Ratio Date Time CRC-32 Name
-------- ------ ------- ----- ---- ---- ------ ----
737280 Defl:N 181410 75% 04-07-14 18:54 f0b2e34d msdos4m.img
-------- ------- --- -------
737280 181410 75% 1 file

glennmcc(R)

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North Jackson, Ohio (USA),
02.03.2015, 21:27
(edited by Rugxulo, 07.10.2015, 02:56)

@ glennmcc
 

Download link for MS-DOS 4.10 Multitasking

Hmmm... used rawrite to make the diskette and it's actually only 360KB

--a---_______21,274___5-15-86___4:53p__a:\io.sys
--a---_______62,080___3-26-86__10:44a__a:\msdos.sys
--a---_______13,619__11-26-85__10:49p__a:\debugdd.sys
--a---________2,535__11-26-85__10:49p__a:\ansi.sys
--a---________6,466__11-26-85__10:49p__a:\ramdrive.sys
--a---________2,325__11-26-85__10:49p__a:\com.sys
--a---________3,442___3-24-86___6:58p__a:\net.sys
--a---___________99___1-03-80__12:08a__a:\autoexec.bat
--a---________1,870__11-26-85__11:04p__a:\popup.exe
--a---________3,580__11-26-85__11:04p__a:\he_daem.exe
--a---__________967___3-20-97___8:19p__a:\popup.pif
--a---__________967___3-20-97___8:19p__a:\he_daem.pif
--a---___________96___4-07-86__10:19p__a:\config.sys
--a---________5,344__11-26-85__11:03p__a:\bin\assign.exe
--a---________9,280__11-26-85__11:03p__a:\bin\chkdsk.exe
--a---_______37,488___2-24-86__11:42a__a:\bin\command.com
--a---__________369___7-15-85___9:28p__a:\bin\diskcopy.pif
--a---________4,504__11-26-85__11:03p__a:\bin\diskcopy.exe
--a---_______16,294__11-26-85__11:03p__a:\bin\fdisk.exe
--a---________8,892___3-02-86___3:40p__a:\bin\format.exe
--a---________9,060__11-26-85__11:04p__a:\bin\join.exe
--a---_______11,554__11-26-85__11:04p__a:\bin\mode.exe
--a---________2,508__11-26-85__11:03p__a:\bin\append.exe
--a---________6,410__11-26-85__11:03p__a:\bin\attrib.exe
--a---________8,400__11-26-85__11:05p__a:\bin\subst.exe
--a---________9,830__11-26-85__11:04p__a:\bin\label.exe
--a---________7,044__11-26-85__11:03p__a:\bin\edlin.exe
--a---________2,585__11-26-85__11:03p__a:\bin\fc.exe
--a---________3,693___3-02-86___3:52p__a:\bin\sys.exe
--a---_______11,554___1-04-80__12:04a__a:\bin\ps.exe
--a---________9,457___3-03-86___3:14p__a:\bin\print.exe
--a---________6,312__11-26-85__11:04p__a:\bin\queuer.exe
--a---__________938__11-26-85__11:04p__a:\bin\more.exe
--a---_______32,366__11-26-85__11:04p__a:\bin\pifedit.exe
--a---________1,632__11-26-85__11:05p__a:\bin\sort.exe
--a---________6,363__11-26-85__11:03p__a:\bin\find.exe
--a---________2,846__11-26-85__11:04p__a:\bin\keybfr.ex
--a---________3,010__10-07-85___5:08p__a:\bin\dossize.exe
total files 38
total bytes 337,053
disk free space 5,120
_______________________________________________________________________

WARNING:__Redirecting_CHKDSK_output_to_a_file
on_the_same_drive_that_is_being_checked,_can_result
in_CHKDSK_reporting_additional_errors.

Volume_in_drive_A:_does_not_have_a_label
Volume_Serial_Number_is_00B8-1F0E

______362,496_bytes_total_disk_space.
________1,024_bytes_in_1_directories.
______356,352_bytes_in_38_user_files.
________5,120_bytes_available_on_disk.

________1,024_bytes_in_allocation_unit.
__________354_total_allocation_units_on_disk.
____________5_available_allocation_units_on_disk.

______655,360_total_bytes_of_memory.
______640,864_total_bytes_of_free_memory.
______640,384_bytes_in_largest_free_memory_block.
______________________________________________________________________

WASTED_SPACE_v1.0_by_Dan_Ginsburg
Calculating_drive_statistics,_please_wait...
The_total_size_of_the_disk_is__________:_______362496_bytes
The_total_amount_of_space_used_is______:_______357376_bytes
The_total_free_space_on_the_disk_is____:_________5120_bytes
The_total_number_of_bytes_in_files_is__:_______337053_bytes
The_amount_of_WASTED_SPACE_is__________:________20323_bytes
The_percentage_of_disk_space_wasted_is_:__________5.6_%
_____________________________________________________________________

RayeR(R)

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CZ,
16.03.2015, 12:35

@ glennmcc
 

Download link for MS-DOS 4.10 Multitasking

I tried to boot the rawritten disk but hanged very early after first touched FD. I also tried to use WinImage to convert it to 1,44 but the same. I can unpack files from image but sys.com cannot be run due to incorrect dos version. I could try to run another DOS 4.0 from my archive if it allows run sys. But I have suspection that it hangs due to some hw/bios incompatability...

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glennmcc(R)

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North Jackson, Ohio (USA),
02.03.2015, 21:31
(edited by Rugxulo, 07.10.2015, 02:56)

@ Guti
 

Download link for MS-DOS 4.10 Multitasking

> Finally got it. It is a partial image, but works:
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abandonware#Law
>

I booted it up... it's v4.00

So, the search continues to find v4.1M

Guti(R)

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03.03.2015, 09:01
(edited by Rugxulo, 07.10.2015, 02:57)

@ glennmcc
 

Download link for MS-DOS 4.10 Multitasking

Even if labeled 4.00, according to my understanding this is 4.1, including ps, and dossize.

Nevertheless not an official nor complete image, which lacks for instance sm.exe.

> > Finally got it. It is a partial image, but works:
> > https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abandonware#Law
> >
>
> I booted it up... it's v4.00
>
> So, the search continues to find v4.1M

iw2evk(R)

Magenta (Italy),
03.03.2015, 13:38

@ Guti
 

Download link for MS-DOS 4.10 Multitasking

Hi guys,

i post a intersting note regarding m$ dos multitasking from Eric

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

Hi Roberto, about

http://www.bttr-software.de/forum/forum_entry.php?id=14103

Maybe the image contains TWO disks of 360k each? ;-)

http://www.bttr-software.de/forum/forum_entry.php?id=14104

Of course it is version 4.0, I thought the whole point was
that you guys were looking for EUROPEAN MS DOS 4.0 (not to
be confused with normal MS DOS 4.01) WITH (a very limited,
only for specifically backgroundable tools) MULTITASKING?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multi-tasking_MS-DOS_4.0#Features

As you see, it is a very exotic version of MS DOS 3.xx sold
with some exotic workstation PC models and similar. Yes, a
version 4.1 (NOT 4.10) seems to have existed for that model:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ICL_DRS_Professional_Workstation#DRS_PWS

(this again warns not to confuse with 4.01 and again compares
the goal with the goal of OS/2, not with a normal DOS version)

"Microsoft agreed to write a custom version of MS-DOS 4.0 for ICL
that would take advantage of the extra memory on the ICL computers.
As a consequence, PWS users had a number of software compatibility
challenges" (so it probably does not even run on normal computers)

The ICL workstation had 286, later 386 CPU, up to 16 MB of very
expensive RAM, normally no 1.44 MB floppy support (only as upgrade
in later versions), ENGA graphics which displayed "EGA with an
additional line reserved on the bottom row for multitasking and
communications task messages" :-p

I suggest that the people in the BTTR thread think about this :-)

Eric
-------------------------------------

Roberto iw2evk

Guti(R)

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04.03.2015, 08:15

@ iw2evk
 

Download link for MS-DOS 4.10 Multitasking

Thanks. Very interesting readings.

> Hi guys,
>
> i post a intersting note regarding m$ dos multitasking from Eric
>
> -----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Hi Roberto, about
>
> http://www.bttr-software.de/forum/forum_entry.php?id=14103
>
> Maybe the image contains TWO disks of 360k each? ;-)
>
> http://www.bttr-software.de/forum/forum_entry.php?id=14104
>
> Of course it is version 4.0, I thought the whole point was
> that you guys were looking for EUROPEAN MS DOS 4.0 (not to
> be confused with normal MS DOS 4.01) WITH (a very limited,
> only for specifically backgroundable tools) MULTITASKING?
>
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multi-tasking_MS-DOS_4.0#Features
>
> As you see, it is a very exotic version of MS DOS 3.xx sold
> with some exotic workstation PC models and similar. Yes, a
> version 4.1 (NOT 4.10) seems to have existed for that model:
>
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ICL_DRS_Professional_Workstation#DRS_PWS
>
> (this again warns not to confuse with 4.01 and again compares
> the goal with the goal of OS/2, not with a normal DOS version)
>
> "Microsoft agreed to write a custom version of MS-DOS 4.0 for ICL
> that would take advantage of the extra memory on the ICL computers.
> As a consequence, PWS users had a number of software compatibility
> challenges" (so it probably does not even run on normal computers)
>
> The ICL workstation had 286, later 386 CPU, up to 16 MB of very
> expensive RAM, normally no 1.44 MB floppy support (only as upgrade
> in later versions), ENGA graphics which displayed "EGA with an
> additional line reserved on the bottom row for multitasking and
> communications task messages" :-p
>
> I suggest that the people in the BTTR thread think about this :-)
>
> Eric
> -------------------------------------
>
> Roberto iw2evk

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