Any FreeDOS users out there?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by wrldwzrd89, Dec 25, 2016.

  1. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

    wrldwzrd89

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    There aren't many uses for DOS-like OSes anymore, I'll admit... but FreeDOS works GREAT in a virtual machine. Installation got a bit confused and couldn't find the boot disk after the first reboot, but a manual shutdown / reboot cleared that up. I'd think the primary use case for FreeDOS is running programs that DOSBox (and its frontends) can't handle... but I have yet to find such a program.
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    I've toyed with it in the past, maybe I'll pick it back up.

    What do you use freedos for?
     
  3. wrldwzrd89 thread starter macrumors G5

    wrldwzrd89

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    I'll admit to not having a use for it right now. :oops: I installed it in a VM just to play with.
     
  4. MacUser2525 macrumors 68000

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    Dos boot usb stick for those times you need to update firmware or at least that is the only thing I have used in for in these past few decades although it was on floppy early on for that usage..
     

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