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Any specific laptops useful for standalone freedos

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#1 FDCurious

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Posted 3 weeks ago

Hi,

 

I'm going to purchase a laptop, specifically for use with FreeDos.  So I'll replace the Operating System, with Freedos.

 

A couple of questions:

 

1)  Does anyone have experience with a specific modern laptop?  I'm trying to avoid a lot of experimenting when setting up for the first time.  If there's a specific laptop with CD or USB drivers that have already been tried successfully, that would be best.

 

2)  Does FreeDos take full advantage of speed and disk space, in laptops from 250 GB to 1 Tb?  Or would it make more sense to try to purchase an older laptop with less space and slower, if they are available?

 

 



#2 FDCurious

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Posted 3 weeks ago

I just found out, how far along FreeDos is.  I installed it with Rufus on a USB, and it runs fine, enough to experiment with, for now.

 

Rufus doesn't copy over any of the FreeDos utilities and drivers, like the Extended Memory drivers.  But I assume that we just copy those over directly from the FreeDos site to the flash drive, in an FDOS folder.

 

So - disregard post, I have enough to play with, for now.

 

 






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