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More on the "Hoo Boy this is going to be interesting" front:I've made a little progress with the previous problems, now realizing that the system needs to be initialized.
I have (I think) copied the files necessary for system initialization to a directory under ~/.dosemu and switched my dosemu.conf to point to this directory for boot. I know this configuration is correct because it behaves differently than when it is not present - namely the system does not successfully load. This directory, unlike the stock one, is set up for MS-DOS, not for FreeDOS.
The symptom manifests itself as an error message eventually leading to a non-load of the system. Typing F8 during config.sys initialization shows me the following as it steps through my config.sys
BREAK=OFF[Y,N]?Y FILES=30[Y,N]?Y BUFFERS=30[Y,N]?Y STACKS=9,256[Y,N]?Y DOS=HIGH,UMB[Y,N]?Y LASTDRIVE=V[Y,N]?Y SHELL=c:\dos\command.com c:\dos\ /E:1024 /P[Y,N]?Y DEVICE=C:\DOS\HIMEM.SYS[Y,N]?Y DEVICE=C:\DOS\EMM386.EXE frame=none x=C000-C7FF x=E000-E7FF [Y,N]?Y EMM386 not installed - protected mode software already running. What does this mean? What protected mode software is already running?Please forgive my noob questions but it's almost 20 years since I worked with DOS or had to think about HIMEM.SYS, EMM386.EXE and the like.
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