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19.08.2007, 07:18
 

1 (!!!) cps | FreeDOS DEFRAG 1.3 released (Announce)

From drdos.org :

Imre Leber released a new version of FreeDOS?s defrag. You can download it from http://users.telenet.be/imre/FreeDOS/DEFRAG13.ZIP . It supports FAT32 and two new methods of defragging. All known bugs have been fixed :surprised: (Because defrag is a huge program with a large number of possibilities there may however still be something somewhere misbehaving, so make sure to make a backup first).

Imre Leber is known to tend to be too optimistic with his releases about "all bugs fixed" and "FAT32 works now" ...

Tested ... no "suitable" FAT32 partition, but FAT16 (not very fragmented) at least (hadn't really worked with 1.2x):

- No damage :clap:
- Very slow (cca 1 cluster per second, aborted (by me) after 1 h and cca 25% done)
- Seems to rewrite ALL contents of the drive
- Allows to put directories at drive begin (good :-) )
- Investigated with WDE: directories (all ???) indeed moved to begin, some directories were sorted correctly, some not (???)

Seems definitely better than older versions, please test more and report :-)

I simply refuse to run in Windows

Yeah ^^^ the HDPMI effect :lol3:

Hack: SET HDPMI=16384 ... didn't really help (see shot) :no:

Anyone can reproduce why FreeDOS Defrag shouldn't work if a DPMI host is present ? :confused:

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Laaca(R)

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19.08.2007, 11:20

@ DOS386
 

1 (!!!) cps | FreeDOS DEFRAG 1.3 released

> > I simply refuse to run in Windows
> Yeah ^^^ the HDPMI effect :lol3:
> Hack: SET HDPMI=16384 ... didn't really help (see shot) :no:

For this purpose is in HXRT package included utility HXDOSLD.

Japheth(R)

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19.08.2007, 13:48

@ Laaca
 

1 (!!!) cps | FreeDOS DEFRAG 1.3 released

> For this purpose is in HXRT package included utility HXDOSLD.

Thanks, I totally forgot this tool. However, it might not help in the case a program refuses to run if a DPMI host is loaded. What helps is uninstalling or disabling hdpmi.

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Rugxulo(R)

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28.08.2007, 03:38

@ Japheth
 

FreeDOS DEFRAG version 1.3.1 released

Imre Leber has released a minor update (1.3.1) of FreeDOS Defrag on 24 August 2007.

Website: http://download.savannah.nongnu.org/releases/free-defrag/

Changes:

> I am hereby releasing a new version of defrag version 1.3.1. This is a
> minor update whereby it is now possible to abort defragmentation using
> the "quick try" and "complete quick try" methods using the F3 key.

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DOS386(R)

02.09.2007, 12:03

@ Rugxulo
 

FreeDOS DEFRAG version 1.3.1 released

> Imre Leber has released a minor update (1.3.1) of FreeDOS Defrag

Competitors:

http://4dos.info/4bernd/defrag.zip

http://www.kessels.com/JkDefrag/

Imre's DEFRAG obsolete ? :crying:

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rr(R)

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Berlin, Germany,
02.09.2007, 12:34

@ DOS386
 

FreeDOS DEFRAG version 1.3.1 released

> > Imre Leber has released a minor update (1.3.1) of FreeDOS Defrag
>
> Competitors:
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> http://4dos.info/4bernd/defrag.zip

Klaus Meinhard: "It's really only a silly joke by Bernd. No need to fear data loss."

> http://www.kessels.com/JkDefrag/

Did you try it on HX? I'm not sure, if HX supports Microsoft's defragmentation API.

> Imre's DEFRAG obsolete ? :crying:

It isn't.

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