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Topic: Installing FreeDOS on some old machines in a school
I've rescued a couple of old computers (both Core2Duo-based) from the storage room at work for use with my students. At 7 and 8 years old few of them accept you can control a computer (or do anything worth doing) without a mouse.

Anyway, I wanted to run DOS on them. I downloaded and burnt the *.iso for FreeDOS 1.1 and was able to successfully install it on the first machine. I was able to throw a bunch of DOS games on there and everything seems fine. The second, tho', causes problems. When I go to install it it tells me it can't find the required package ... when it's up to installing kernelx. It asks if I wish to continue to the installation. The same error pops up for most of the 'base' aspects of the installer. If I continue installation FreeDOS, naturally, doesn't boot. It tells me there's no kernel. Any ideas?

What I've tried so far:

* Getting frustrated enough to grab the FreeDOS 1.0 *.iso. *That* installs just fine, but FreeDOS 1.0 won't recognise my CD drive (as in I install it from a CD ... it installs ... and when it boots it won't recognise D:\, E:\, *:\ [it only recognises A and B, the non-existent floppy drives, and the hard drive itself]).

by ChrisTaylor Sat Aug 29 23:38:31 UTC 2015
 
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