At 07:41 AM 5/28/2005 -0700, coralline algae wrote:
>I am testing a program pari/gp which i downloaded from here
>only two files are necessary for the dos install
>tested initially on freedos b9sr1 with emmx202.zip
>version of himem.exe and emm386.exe and was
>not able to get it running, either the app would
>msg out of memory or the system would crash.
GP stuff using EMX/RSX has the same problem as RAR32 does, mentioned in
EMM386 2.02 release announcement. EMX/RSX extender is unhappy with too
much available extended memory when EMM386 is loaded.
However, unlike RAR32 which fails if more than MAX=429M option is specified
in the HIMEM (not EMM386) line, GP will not fail until the MAX= setting is
higher than 434M. 5M difference is possibly due to the larger size and
memory requirements of GP.EXE.
I don't know what's going on in EMX/RSX's little pin head, but the
workaround is to limit your total available extended memory in HIMEM when
using it to, oh, /MAX=424M ought to be safe.