FreeDOS is a free DOS-compatible operating system that can be used to play games, run legacy software, or support embedded systems.

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Will formatting the FreeDOS partition make Windows 10 unbootable?

I bought a Lenovo Y700-17ISK and it came with FreeDOS on a separate partition in the beginning of the hard drive. It looked like that: FreeDOS 1 GB - unallocated space 931 GB Then, I installed ...
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How to change a FAT16 label without reformatting

This concerns FreeDOS specifically. When formatting a drive FAT16, the label can be specified. That label ends up (in uppercase) at offset 0x7ff8002b of the partition superblock (the partition begins ...
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Can't install Windows 7 - blue screen

Just bought a new notebook and I wanted to install Windows 7 (and 10) from freedos but as soon as I wanted to boot the installer (even from DVD or USB) it crashes with blue screen. The crash info is ...
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FreeDos to Windows 7 on laptop

I just bought a laptop (ASUS X553SA-XX203D) with FreeDos OS. I want to install a Windows 7 (tried with DVD and USB too) but when I wanted to boot the install disk it is crashing with blue screen and ...
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Install FreeDOS over Netboot

So, I'm trying to install FreeDOS onto an old PC. I have no Floppy Disk or Blank CDs. I'm booting into USB from PLoP on MBR, but this has proven fruitless in my endeavor, as it only allows me to ...
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Printing over USB in FreeDOS 1.1

I was hired by a small business to upgrade their computer system and have run into a very complex issue that no one else on the internet has battled quite like I have. I'm at my wits end. If any of ...
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Single task - single computer, with direct memory access on all levels - is it possible today?

What if I turn my x86_64 Opteron 24 core (4 numa x 6 cores) computer into single-task-machine? Would it be possible to achieve next goals: Direct memory access to all memory levels. Absence of ...
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How to install Windows XP MBR from FreeDOS

I accidentally corrupted my Windows XP installation (i use it for programm testing). Luckily, i had copied the installation files before. Now i made a partition via FreeDOS, and i copied Windows XP ...
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How i can make my own DOS(Disk Operating System) distribution? [closed]

So, i am making a batch file OS project in Windows, and i want to make it run under DOS. I want to make my own custom distribution of DOS that i can use as a shell of my project. I tried to find a ...
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How to start 80E502Q8IH model lenovo laptop with DOS OS 1.1.6a of 2006 version

I have bought a new laptop lenovo 80E502Q8IH model.It is having just DOS OS ,how could i start my laptop ? in DOS version only.
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USB drive for FreeDOS boot in industrial application - will all drive types work?

I have a small form-factor Intel Atom-based PC to replace a PC in an industrial panel. I have it running the original application on FreeDOS, booting and running from a USB memory stick, and all is ...
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How to mount .img file?

I'm trying to install a game in FreeDOS. I have a disk image an .img file I'd like to mount and run setup. In DOSBox I'd do this with the imgmount command but it's missing from FreeDOS. How can I ...
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How to use Colemak keyboard layout in Freedos?

I installed Freedos onto a usb stick (using Rufus) Out the box it uses the qwerty keyboard layout. How can I make it use the Colemak keyboard layout?
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Accessing files on a freedos usb drive

I created a usb disk with unetbootin with FreeDOS. The purpose is to install a firmware update, which I have as an exe file. I copied the exe files to the freedos drive, however, when I boot it it ...
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grub2 freedos attach virtual floppy disk

I'm interested in loading freedos under grub2 and easily loading in new bios/dos utilities without having to re-generate a new freedos image everytime. The aim being to have a folder on the disk ...
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How to mount a drive in a running FreeDOS?

I'm currently using FreeDOS to load USB stick content to a virtual drive. The connected HDD won't get a drive letter, as it is simply not formatted. After that, I'm using Drive Snapshot to fill the ...
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How to check if a flash drive has been unplugged?

I'm booting FreeDOS (C:\) and then use ISOLINUX to load some stuff into the RAM (A:\). DOS is then being booted and has access to the memory drive. AUTOEXEC.BAT then switches to the memory drive and ...
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Network printing in FreeDOS (VirtualBox) to a Shared Windows Printer?

I have a scenario with a printer on a Windows 8 machine that needs to be shared to a FreeDOS instance that is running on same said machine via VirtualBox. Initially I'd hoped that there was a printer ...
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Can I make a DOSBox like, in Virtual Box

My idea is make a DOSBox like with virtualbox and FreeDOS (or MS-DOS). Is it possible? Only need install DOS in virtual box, or need something else? Can FreeDOS have a GUI for open, per example, ...
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FreeDOS AUTOEXEC.BAT

I am using a FreeDOS floppy boot disk made from sys.com of FreeDOS (I am using them on virtual box and floppy disk is virtual). I have wasted all my day trying to make an AUTOEXEC.BAT which loads ...
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FreeDOS invalid syntax for /f

I got a script that uses for /f in Windows. However, FreeDOS doesn't seem to support the syntax /f and it is only supported in Windows emulated cmd. for /f "tokens=4" %%i in ('all.bat') do set RESULT=...
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How to load FreeDOS iso from Grub2?

I'm currently loading FreeDOS iso (freedos-1.0-full.iso) from Grub4DOS, and Grub4DOS is actually first loaded from Grub2. Grub2 grub.cfg menuentry "FreeDOS 1.0" { setroot=(hd0,1) linux /grub....
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Cannot execute a DELL BIOS update for a VOSTRO 260 machine

I am trying to update my DELL VOSTRO 260 BIOS. I am struggling to get anywhere. If I download the exe and try to run it using a FreeDOS USB drive: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DellBIOS#...
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Accessing HDD with Freedos installed from OS installed on SSD

I recently bought a Gigabyte P25W v2 that came with FreeDos installed on an internal HDD. As a promotional offer, I also received an mSATA SSD drive, which I installed immediately. I installed Windows ...
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How to access the BIOS in my brand new HP Laptop with runs FreeDOS?

I've just bought a HP Laptop 255 G2 with AMD quad-core processor which runs FreeDOS and I can' access the BIOS with any command that I know (I tried F1,F2,F8,F9,F10,F12 and Del) but it didn't work! It ...
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flashing vbios on my MSI machine

Just tried to flash my vbios on my gs70 pro using freedos, but the bios bat file on the usb stick that I need to execute is not listed when I do a "dir". I only see the freedos system files. I guess ...
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How to access an USB stick from FreeDOS?

In relation with this question, I am trying to get some files onto the hard disk of a freedos-only computer without a CD/DVD reader. Networking seems not to be easy under freedos, so I turned to USB ...
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How do I install Windows XP on a computer without cd drive? [duplicate]

I need to install Windows XP on a computer without a CD drive I have the following in mind Please suggest on whether it is feasible or not, or if it cannot work for some reason, what else I can try ...
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Swapping floppies in FreeDOS+Qemu

I am trying to replace a floppy inside a qemu machin running freedos 1.1. I remove the old floppy and inserts the new using change floppy0. Now when I dir A: nothing has changed. If I try to run a ...
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Missing operating system error after change of active partition in DOS OS

By mistake i changed the active partition in dos os and now my laptop is not booting and just giving the message "MISSING OPERATING SYSTEM". My laptop came with dos os only and am not able to install ...
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Custom MS-DOS / FreeDOS

Goal : Build a custom DOS to boot into. To automate tasks like formating a drive, or doing recovery. I've been using Grub4DOS to boot into these images. So far I've looking into taking a windows ...
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I installed FreeDOS on a new partition and I can't boot back to Windows

Is there a way to get to windows throught FreeDOS or the BIOS Would it be posible to install windows 8 and see if it will let me boot or at least remove the freedos. I have a disk.
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How do I check a checkbox in DOS?

At a certain point during the installation of FreeDOS, one has to choose which optional packages to install. The packages selected by default are marked with Xs in their repective boxes. One then has ...
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How to make a pxe bootable 10MegaByte or larger dos image?

Would like to make a "massive" DOS floppy disk image, say 10MegaBytes or more containing all the firmware updates i need for any system, harddrive, BIOS. i do not need the DOS image to be networkable ...
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How can I get more low memory with the following setup:

Modules using memory below 1 MB: Name Total = Conventional + Upper Memory -------- ---------------- ---------------- ---------------- MSDOS 14 317 (14K) ...
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DosBox Booting From HDD Image, FreeDOS Image created with qemu-img.

I'm having trouble booting a HDD image with DosBox. I've only gotten either read errors, or boot failures. The HDD image is a verified working FreeDOS installation, created with qemu-img. The image ...
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How can I format my harddrive in FreeDOS?

I zero'd out my hard drive with something called kill disk. It unfortunately doesn't have a format option. So now my hard drive is basically 20GB of unallocated space. When I boot from my USB (which ...
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reading from a USB from freeDOS

I have a nettop that doesn't have a CD driver. I need to install an OS with a USB. It came with freeDOS OS and I don't know how to reach the USB I connected to it that has the installation for windows....
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Networking in freedos

I have a VirtualBox with a freedos guest, OS X 10.6 host. I just want to get some files to the guest, whether it's through the web or locally. How would you accomplish this?
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What does the following error message mean in FreeDOS?

I'm in the process of installing the newest version of my BIOS driver and I have to use FreeDOS because I don't have windows (I'm using Ubuntu 9.10). So I'm following AndrejaKo's advice here. The ...
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Setup FreeDOS in VirtualBox to access shared folder on Novell Server

Where I'm at we have an a few people still using an old program that requires dos/win98 to run, and so we still have a few windows 98 pcs scattered around. Long term I will get rid of the program, ...
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Is there a way to append files efficiently using the DOS copy command?

Using the DOS copy command syntax to concatenate files: copy file1.txt+file2.txt all.txt I know I can do this... copy file1.txt+file2.txt file1.txt Is this efficient? Is it doing what I'm ...