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Freedos 1.2 Syslinux kernel.sys not found

Wolfgang ANdreas Heisele
I have made a small video to show my issue with freedos 1.2 and syslinux. After installing it freedos does not boot because it is looking for kernel.sys in c:\fdos\bin\ were there is no such file. Also it seems to be only looking for files in c:\ and kernl386.sys renamed and copied to c:\ is not fully working. Please, watch the video and tell me what or where kernel.sys should be.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FH0pMANR5ZU

Otherwise booting into kolibri os works like a charme with this method!

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Re: Freedos 1.2 Syslinux kernel.sys not found

Jerome Shidel

> On Jan 2, 2017, at 2:18 AM, Wolfgang ANdreas Heisele <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
> I have made a small video to show my issue with freedos 1.2 and syslinux. After installing it freedos does not boot because it is looking for kernel.sys in c:\fdos\bin\ were there is no such file. Also it seems to be only looking for files in c:\ and kernl386.sys renamed and copied to c:\ is not fully working. Please, watch the video and tell me what or where kernel.sys should be.
>
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FH0pMANR5ZU
>
> Otherwise booting into kolibri os works like a charme with this method!

Nice video. :-)

KERNEL: By default, the C:\KERNEL.SYS is the booted kernel for FreeDOS 1.2. It is 386 version and is the same as the C:\FDOS\BIN\KERNL386.SYS that gets installed during the installation process.

FDIMPLES: When you launch FDIMPLES, it searches for any of the FreeDOS 1.2 install media, repository CD-ROMs and local package directories. If it cannot find any of these package sources, it just continues without them. Any packages that are installed and not included in one of those package sources are grouped together in a “! Installed” category. This behavior allows the user to browse their installed packages and remove items without bothering to mount their package source media.

In the future, the plan is for FDIMPLES to also be able to pull packages from multiple online repositories. Instead of being limited to a single repository, this would allow for users to connect to other repositories that could even include closed source software.

Hope that helps a little,

Jerome
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Re: Freedos 1.2 Syslinux kernel.sys not found

Rugxulo
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Hi,

On Mon, Jan 2, 2017 at 1:18 AM, Wolfgang ANdreas Heisele
<[hidden email]> wrote:
>
> I have made a small video to show my issue with freedos 1.2 and syslinux. After installing it
> freedos does not boot because it is looking for kernel.sys in c:\fdos\bin\ were there is no such
> file. Also it seems to be only looking for files in c:\ and kernl386.sys renamed and copied to c:\
> is not fully working. Please, watch the video and tell me what or where kernel.sys should be.
>
> Otherwise booting into kolibri os works like a charme with this method!

I'm not sure what's happening here exactly, but "sys /k" can change
the bootable kernel's name (although most people keep it to
KERNEL.SYS). To see the raw hex dump of the current boot sector and
view existing kernel name (et al.), you can use a tool like WDE:

http://www.ibiblio.org/pub/micro/pc-stuff/freedos/files/util/disk/wde/

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