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|Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2005 10:24 am Post subject: Installing FreeDOS -- Worst Case Scenario / DOS Network
Installing FreeDOS -- Worst Case Scenario
If you have a boot disk and a FreeDOS installation CD*, but:
--- can't access the CD on the local machine,
--- get XMSSwap "no memdisk found" errors if you try to use the boot disk to access an image/files on your
here's how you may be able to install FreeDOS.
(1) Obtain a network boot disk setup program from:
(2) Make a network boot cd:
If your card isn't in the list, copy yourdriver.dos and protocol.ini to a:\FileCopy.
rename to custom1.dos and custom1.ini.
(3) Boot using the network setup disk
Using the on-screen menus, edit/change your driver (custom1 wil be at the bottom of the driver
list) and networking details
Map your cd-rom drive across the network.
(4) Get FreeCOM running
Get FreeCOM running from install diskette (which you can't boot, as you've just loaded your
network setup and got it running), by typing in:
> cd ... ... to a:\
(5) Install from the CD over the network by typing in:
> cd to x:\freedos\setup\batch
* A CD containing the file structure, rather than the iso image.