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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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Largest app that can run in FreeDOS, installed by Rufus?

What is the largest app that can run in FreeDOS, or what command in FreeDOS can show the available space? "mem" might show this but it's not recognized. More specifically, I use Rufus to make a USB ...
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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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How to access USB mass storage on FreeDOS/MS-DOS? [duplicate]

I just installed FreeDOS on my laptop, but I don't have a CD drive. I need to access a USB thumb drive via USB, but I can't mount it or find it anywhere. How do I access it to transfer files?
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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 ...
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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.