Newer versions of PTS/Paragon DOS do support FAT32, I believe.
They are optimized and advanced, though, so they likely won't run on not-advanced machines (XTs).
IBM PC-DOS 2000 will run on XTs, however.
It supports FAT32, I think, but is in English only. It was spread via IBM servers to customers, I assume.
Datalight's ROM DOS *may* also support FAT32 perhaps, not sure.
Edit: Speaking of FreeDOS, the FAT32 support may slow down things a bit (DIR command etc).
It's because of the larger addresses used and the increasing of capacity.
Also, there's PC-MOS/386 still. V5 became open source.
In the past, it had its own partition types that supported bigger partitions back in the day than what was usual (>32MB).
Cyberdyne wrote on 2020-11-09, 06:23:
Freedos 086 FAT32 build exist. Thats about it, i doubt that DR-DOS enhanced 7.01.07 will run on a XT, maybe with NEC V20/V30.
I seond that. The NECs make PC/XTs more advanced.
IMHO, it makes little sense aiming for the modernization of an XT,
but keeping that rusty old 8088 in charge. 😉
Unless, there's a compatibility issue, of course.
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