Can you please confirm whether basic WATT32 connectivity works for you?
Typically, are you able to download anything using wget ?
On Mon, 07 Nov 2016 08:59:05 -0500, Paul Dufresne wrote:
> After hours of network configuration, I have been able to have FreeDOS
> fdnpkg giving something else than bootp and dhcp configuration failing
> messages under QEMU.
> But now I see this (as an example) for fdnpkg checkupdates:
> http://www.ibiblio.org/pub/micro/pc-stuff/freedos/files/ distributions/1.2/repos/devel/...
> Repository download failed!
> If I go to
> http://www.ibiblio.org/pub/micro/pc-stuff/freedos/files/ distributions/1.2/repos/devel/
> can see the files there.
> I have seen that current source have a fdnpkg.cnf file with different
> repos, but I had not tested it yet (a bit of manipulations to copy the
> file inside freedos.raw hard disk image).
> On Nov 7, 2016, at 9:37 AM, Paul Dufresne <[hidden email]> wrote:
> I just copied ping.exe (WATTCP) and I now see I get ** Transmit fault **
> Guess I need to put even more time to figure out how to configure network.
> Sorry for noise.
Did you try the FDNET package?
I do not know if it will work form QEMU. I'm not really a QEMU user. It may or may not enable networking there.
If it does not and you manage to get it working, be sure to let us know exactly what you have to do to bring up network support on that platform. I may be able to include your solution in the FDNET package so everyone benefits from it.
However I seems able to load PCNTPK.COM fine (with
qemu-system-i386 -hda freedos.raw -netdev user,id=usernet -device
) but still have problem having programs give adequate results.
On Mon, Nov 7, 2016 at 8:33 PM, Paul Dufresne <[hidden email]> wrote:
> Ah, finally with PCNTPK.COM, after erasing my own WATTCP.CFG file,
> now fdnpkg seems to work (get it's configuration from bootp).
> Was able to update repos.
> Seems it have updated fdnpkg itself now.
Good that you got it working, but I could've saved you the trouble by
pointing you to my own (admittedly minimal) MetaDOS:
It also would be nice to know exactly which versions of VirtualBox
and/or QEMU you are testing (and what host OS version, bitness, if
For instance, I'm typically using (vanilla upstream) VBox 4.3.x and
QEMU 2.7.0 (Stefan Weil's builds) atop Win64 (mostly) but sometimes
older QEMU atop Linux.
AMDPD, aka PCNTPK, works in both VBox and QEMU (although older QEMU
versions needed NE2K instead). At least for me, that means both mTCP
(FTP) and Watt-32 (e.g. Links2, Wget) both work fine. I've heard that
one of the newer VBox 5.x versions has a network bug (regression), but
I haven't tested it.