Linked by dylansmrjones on Fri 25th Nov 2016 20:51 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes

The FreeDOS Project has released RC2 for FreeDOS 1.2.

"If you're having network problems with FreeDOS under VirtualBox, please update your VirtualBox to version 5.1.10, which fixes a compatibility bug from VirtualBox 5.1.8.

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by ebasconp on Fri 25th Nov 2016 23:00 UTC
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The actual history repo is at:

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RE: Repo
by Drumhellar on Fri 25th Nov 2016 23:21 UTC in reply to "Repo"
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I do believe that should be a comment for this story

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RE[2]: Repo
by ebasconp on Sat 26th Nov 2016 02:53 UTC in reply to "RE: Repo"
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Yeeeap, you are right, sorry!


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TIP: Use SETUP adv
by ml2mst on Fri 25th Nov 2016 23:29 UTC
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Yesterday I installed FreeDOS 1.2-RC2 and choose the option Install Everything.

Which in fact installs de BASE systems and some utilities, yet excludes Networking.

Today I tried SETUP adv (advanced) and choose Install Selected Binaries.

I was prompted with a Slackware-ish menu to choose individual packages from multiple categories.

Without any further configuration, DHCP worked at the first system bootstrap.

If a particular package can't be installed, my advise is to IGNORE (Not advised). Just ignore, otherwise you'll end up in reinstalling over and over again.

Im running it on VirtualBox 5.1.10 BTW..

Happy FreeDOSsing ;-)

Edited 2016-11-25 23:31 UTC

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RE: TIP: Use SETUP adv
by Rugxulo on Sun 27th Nov 2016 21:57 UTC in reply to "TIP: Use SETUP adv"
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Without any further configuration, DHCP worked at the first system bootstrap.

That can be a red herring as sometimes (e.g. old buggy QEMU builds) it looks like it works but doesn't. But here it does work (not just with DHCP), I've confirmed that much.

However, this is mTCP only (8086 friendly), which is bundled into a very select group of apps (ftp, telnet, ircjr, htget, sntp, etc.), so it's not going to support everything.

Other stuff usually requires (DJGPP, 386+) Watt-32, e.g. Links, which just had a new release (2.14).

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