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fasm9



Joined: 19 Jun 2003
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fasm9
hi,

i have a new(?) 560MB HDD. Wink
i want to install new os on it.

new os meant to be non win-9x-2x-nt-xp/linux/freebsd/openbsd/netbsd/menuetos/plan9/v2os/freedos/(os/2)/msdos(+windows 3.x).

and Plus it should be comes with floppy(.img).

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Thanks for reading.
Post 11 Jan 2005, 22:48
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JohnFound



Joined: 16 Jun 2003
Posts: 3500
Location: Bulgaria
JohnFound
SolarOS (or you simply forget to mention it in the list?) Smile
Post 11 Jan 2005, 22:54
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fasm9



Joined: 19 Jun 2003
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fasm9
thanks i will give it a try.

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PS: all modes are unavailable.
so, sol os is out of my choice..
Post 11 Jan 2005, 23:08
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crc



Joined: 21 Jun 2003
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crc
You could try RetroForth/Native, though it's not suitable for "desktop" use (lacks a GUI, etc)
Post 12 Jan 2005, 03:05
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ASHLEY4



Joined: 28 Apr 2004
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ASHLEY4
You can try "DexOS", http://www.falconrybells.co.uk/
It was going to be the new "v2os" http://www.v2os.cx/old/
(code named "v3os"), but i did not get on with the old v2os admins.
So now it called "DexOS", it's a 32bit pmode OS, assembled with fasm, it can run on any thing from a 386 to the latest PC.
If you need more info let me know.

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(@@)
ASHLEY4.

Batteries not included, Some assembly required.
Post 12 Jan 2005, 03:19
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fasm9



Joined: 19 Jun 2003
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fasm9
thanks again.

maybe i need boot manager.
reactos and cefarix isn't dead.

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Post 12 Jan 2005, 05:42
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Bitdog



Joined: 18 Jan 2004
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Bitdog
Win98 comes with DOS that handles large hard drives (40 gig+)
DOS is well supported. Norton Commander & Fasm is a great combo.
Install Win98 & copy all files
from c:\win\command\ c:\win\command\ebd\
to C:\DOS\ and set up your autoexec.bat & config.sys for DOS
the files HIMEM.SYS & EMM386.EXE are in c:\win\ (move to c:\DOS )
MSDOS.SYS needs one line only for DOS
;FORMAT
or this line
;SYS

You need ATTRIB MSDOS.SYS -H -S -R +A
to edit it, then change it back to a hidden systems file
ATTRIB +H +S +R
or something like that?

Then you can make your floppy boot disks with: FORMAT A: /S
Then make a back up copy of your new DOS on floppy disk

You can look for old DOS programs & put them in C:\DOS\
MSD.EXE
SCANDISK.EXE
CHKDSK.EXE
Although some version require a certian DOS version, some don't.

Well, there's some ideas for you anyway.
Post 08 Feb 2005, 13:56
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ezeze5000



Joined: 08 May 2005
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ezeze5000
I know you had Linux on your list but....

Give BlueFlops a try anyway

http://blueflops.sourceforge.net/

I have an old 486DX266 400mb HD and 8 MB ram it runs real good.

Got on line with a small browser.

My 2 cents worth:)
Post 08 May 2005, 01:43
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Octavio



Joined: 21 Jun 2003
Posts: 366
Location: Spain
Octavio
fasm9 wrote:
hi,

i have a new(?) 560MB HDD. Wink
i want to install new os on it.

new os meant to be non win-9x-2x-nt-xp/linux/freebsd/openbsd/netbsd/menuetos/plan9/v2os/freedos/(os/2)/msdos(+windows 3.x).

and Plus it should be comes with floppy(.img).

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Thanks for reading.

If you wan´t to try OCTA OS go to my web page, i haven´t write a fdisk
utility yet ,but it supports fat filesystems , so you can format the hd with windows or dos and copy the files on the disk. I have also a bootable boot sector for fat32.
Is very possible that it will crash on your computer, but i need help from testers to solve this problem.
Post 08 May 2005, 13:30
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