Thursday, February 20, 2020

FreeDOS installation error fix


Straight vanilla install of FreeDOS on VirtualBox predictably fails right out of the  ... box. 
As soon as it starts it goes into an endless loop:
invalid opcode at 0fae invalid opcode at 0fae invalid opcode at 0fae ... etc
Bizarrely, adding the parameter 'raw' to whatever call is being made to memdisk is at least a fix for what I was using. 
Press when you get to the main screen and then 
Change from this:
[...]/memdisk
To this:
[...]/memdisk raw
I'm not sure what governs the thing that replaces [...] above. It was different on mine than the documentation where I found this suggested as a fix. 

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