Questions tagged [freedos]

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 can I boot from a FreeDOS USB-Stick on an iMac?

I created a FreeDos Stick using Rufus and a spare PC and im now trying to boot to it from an Mac but the Stick isnt shown at the boot device selection screen. (I dont want to use VMs or anything) Can ...
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Reducing CPU load/speed in FreeDOS

I have recently installed FreeDOS on my old laptop, but the CPU is too fast for when I want to play games. Is there an option for me to reduce the CPU speed, so I can play retro games at normal speed? ...
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How to Boot FreeDOS on Newer Intel CPUs?

I have 2 PCs at home: A Desktop PC (i3-3220), and a Mini-PC I bought recently, that has a Celeron J3355 CPU (7th generation - "Apollo Lake") in it. I am using Windows on my Desktop PC, and ...
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How can I run ipconfig on FreeDos?

I have been trying to run a ipconfig.exe file on FreeDos. Do I Need to convert it to ipconfig.com or is there an other way to solve this? I've already tried to make a .bat file, which i hoped could ...
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How to run multiple networked applications concurrently on DOS?

For science, I am working on a Vagrant box for DOS. The virtual machine needs to support a remote command execution service, such as sshd or telnetd, so that administrators can run COMMAND.COM scripts ...
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How to turn HDD into DOS bootable device to run a particular utility?

HDD Specifications: Toshiba MK5065GSXF | HDD2L13 | P TN01 T | 500 GB Problem: I would like to make this HDD into a bootable device with clnpwd utility on it that I will connect as one and only ...
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Getting full-screen resolution for FreeDOS on VirtualBOX

Following these instructions, I have FreeDOS on VirtualBox installed. Now I want to get the fullscreen resolution. Usually, if it were a Linux or Windows guest I would use menue>Devices>Insert ...
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Can't update BIOS via FreeDOS on Aspire One D255: fatal error (1307) not enough memory

This is pretty much a copy of the post I made on the Acer Community forums, also posting here to hopefully get help faster. I've been trying to install a 2GB RAM stick in my Aspire One D255, however ...
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Choppy connection from Virtual Machine to FTDI 232R

Context I have been tasked with getting a DOS program to run on more modern hardware. This program uses a serial COM port to communicate with a target device at a relatively low BAUD rate (4800 is ...
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Add %CD% to PATH in command.com - note that cmd.exe fix does not work

Goal: Issue a simple command to add the current directory to the PATH statement. Rather than type in every agonizing stroke, I would rather call a batch file, say xpath (where xpath.bat sits in an ...
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How to install FreeDos onto a usb stick?

The FreeDos project offers a number of downloads, but all of these contain an installer that tries to install FreeDos from an installation media onto the harddisk. Selecting the mobile stick as ...
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FreeDOS does not answer ARP

I have 2 VirtualBox virtual machines with freeDOS (1.2) as guests, and I am trying to have network connection between them. For a start I am trying to have connectivity between one of the machines ...
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Dual Booting with Windows 10 - Ubuntu will see Windows 10 as FreeDOS during installation?

So, I bought a Lenovo Laptop a while ago and installed Windows 10 on a partition I created (as I remember) - I don't remember anything about uninstalling FreeDOS or something in that category. Now ...
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How to setup a Freedos with old Kernel version (2026a) to system

I bought a laptop with Freedos 1.1.26a build (2026a) and I formatted it to Windows 10. Now I want to get it back to Freedos with same version before. A solution on web was saying that formating where ...
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How can I get FreeDOS to see >8Gb using CF-IDE

I am trying to install FreeDOS onto a 16Gb SANDISK CF card booting from a USB stick. The system BIOS is set to autodetect and shows the CF card as a 16Gb HDD. However when I boot the FreeDOS ...
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How to find out a laptop is 32 or 64 bit using DOS? [closed]

I bought one HP laptop, it only came up with DOS installed. How do I get to know its 32 bit or 64 bit? I am sure HP guys can help me out but I want to know a way to find it out via DOS. More info: ...
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upgrade BIOS on Asus without EasyFlash and WinFlash

I have an Asus notebook (model F200MA), running GNU/Linux (Debian Stretch) with a non-functional battery and I want to update the BIOS. How can I update the BIOS without WinFlash and EasyFlash? I'm ...
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PC tower shuts down during FreeDos installation

I have an old Compaq Presario PC tower (i386), and I'm trying to install FreeDos legacy on it. I created a partition for the C: drive, marked it active, rebooted and started installing the packages. ...
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Pasting text to VirtualBox FreeDOS

I’m looking for an easy way to paste text from a Windows host machine to a VirtualBox VM running FreeDOS. I’ve been mounting the VHD in Windows to move files, but this is not convenient to paste text ...
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Persistent FreeDOS live USB

This has been driving me crazy! I want to use FreeDOS as an OS, but I do not want to install it to my hard drive or use it in a virtual machine. I have been able to boot it by installing an image to ...
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How to to mount other drives in FreeDOS

How can I mount in FreeDOS, if mounting other drives is even possible? If it is which types of media can be mounted and which ones can't.
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Formatting FreeDOS partition

I just bought a laptop, and it came with FreeDOS. It has a 500gb drive, and it had a 30gb partition for the freedos, another 30gb partition for I don't know what, and around 400gb free space. I ...
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DOS with NTFS support

I have a Skylake generation laptop, no OS, but has all the partitions created using GPARTED. Now I would like to install OS to it, running the installation from a hard drive. As far as I know I would ...
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How to acces to usb Stick with freedos?

I would like to find my usb stick but i can't list it with " DIR" , do you know a command that could help me to find it ? i tryed to acces with "cd D:\" but it doesn't find it . then, do you know if ...
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Bootx64.efi from freedos to modify bios

I have a USB flash drive which I used Rufus on and put freedos on it (FAT32). I created a folder in the drive EFI\BOOT with the file bootx64.efi in directory BOOT. I enter my bios then boot from my ...
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How do I resolve directory listing errors in WinSCP FTP connected to mTCP running on a FreeDOS VM?

I'm running a FreeDos v1.1 VirtualBox guest on a Windows 7 64-bit host. Today I ran mTCP's ftpsrv.exe for FTP access and FTP'd into FreeDos using WinSCP. It started me in my last accessed directory, ...
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Can I turn off the FreeDOS command-line beeps?

When I try to tab-complete to something with more or less than one possible expansion for instance the FreeDOS command-line (command.com or its equivalent) beeps at me through the PC speaker. Is there ...
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How to make a network printer available for DOS in VirtualBox?

I have a network printer, which supports PostScript directly. This printer has a logical printer port at 192.168.1.23:9100 and I can confirm works well. Now, I have a FreeDOS 1.2 in a VirtualBox VM, ...
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Boot Freedos 1.2 from PXE Server

I have been scouring sources for a while and I can't quite figure out how to boot an old 486 with a new NIC via PXE. What I want to do is boot FreeDos 1.2. During the boot sequence the NIC looks for a ...
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Installing kali linux on lenovo in free dos

So, I have downloaded kali linux image file from the kali official website, and I have burnt the .ISO image file to my pendrive, and before installing i changed the boot priority order, I also ...
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Is it possible to install/use multiple PC-Speakers?

First a bit of context: by 'PC-Speakers' I do not mean standard 3.5mm jack based stereo speakers. What I am reffering to is the 4-pin 255 frequency speaker connected directly to the motherboard. Now ...
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What's error 3 in the FreeDos Installer?

I'm trying to install FreeDos 1.1 (but 1.0 does the same thing) on a computer of mine, but when it gets to the point where it's installing the FreeDos Command Shell it always gives me a message that ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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 ...