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Re: Dos 6 conventional memory tricks

I thought BUFFERSHIGH could put the buffers in upper memory. I haven't looked at my config.sys or autoexecs in decades now, but recall that we would do this in msdos 5.0. I think it actually works only on Windows 9x (DOS 7.x), and FreeDOS (possibly since certain versions). Huh. You're right …

Re: Dos 6 conventional memory tricks

...like the BUFFERS and FCBs. I thought BUFFERSHIGH could put the buffers in upper memory. I haven't looked at my config.sys or autoexecs in decades now, but recall that we would do this in msdos 5.0. Possibly. I am quite tired right now and without it being easy to boot it up and check, it's …

What do you want in a DOS installer wizard?

One of the hobby projects I've started to poke at again (mind you, very slowly) is an effort to build an installer builder for DOS. (InnoSetup, NSIS, WiX, and MS Setup 2.0 serve everything from Windows 3.1 onward, but I couldn't find anything for DOS that was both legally free and as polished as the …

Re: Dos 6 conventional memory tricks

I've been using qemm since it originally came out. Never had a problem with compatibility. I found that my AST Adventure! 210 didn't like QEMM97 (It rendered it unbootable) so I just went for borrowing stuff from FreeDOS distros that's more space-efficient and can load itself high more completely …

Re: Spam, spam, spam

in Milliways
(All this spamming and double (triple) user trolling would go away if active members had to register a phone number to be able to comment. It works just fine on other forums.) I assume you mean SMS verification. What about those of us who don't have smartphones? I'm on Discord, but I've warned my …

Re: Powering and testing IDE / SATA HDDs...

in Milliways
SirNickity wrote: OH. I totally missed that. I saw all the Windows screen shots and put it on the to-do list to try on my pre-XP boxen. Thanks, that's fantastic! Yeah. It'll probably be in your distro's package repo too. https://repology.org/project/dvdisaster/versions

Re: Powering and testing IDE / SATA HDDs...

in Milliways
I still have to figure out how to test optical drives. I'm sure there's a good Linux utility for doing measured reads from disc. I need something that can help me determine whether the laser(s) is/are still good. It's not really intended for that purpose, but dvdisaster 's Scan option might be …

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