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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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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Reinstall FreeDOS complications

I'm having some serious problems with my new HP desktop that was preinstalled with the FreeDOS operating system. I started messing around with the scripts and the boot order and now I'm getting two ...
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Access 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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“pure-network” install of linux from FreeDOS

I would like to make an install of (Debian) Linux on a laptop I have just received, currently operating freedos. Following the ideas on ...
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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 ...
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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 ...