I'm going to wait for 1.3. Nothing works, to try to install Freedos 1.2 on a Lenovo Think Pad T410s.
After burning FD12FULL.zip to a USB drive, and selecting the USB from the Boot list, there's just a blinking cursor when it tries to boot up on that usb drive.
If I use the official CD burned from http://www.freedos.o...load/FD12CD.iso, there's the infinite Invalid Opcode messages.
I I use the Legacy CD, burned from http://www.freedos.o...ad/FD12LGCY.iso, it seems to create the partiton and does the formatting, but then it complains that
Unable to locate the installation packages
, and suggests a reboot, which I perform.
I didn't have this problem, on another laptop. The problem is, that other laptop doesn't have a VGA monitor port, it has HDMI only. Standalone FreeDos doesn't seem to have HDMI support.
Foiled at every turn.
Note that it will boot up on a bootable USB, so it isn't related to uefi vs bios. So I tried booting up via USB, then using Dos Navigator to copy from the USB drive to the hard drive, but it copies only the folders and no files, not even the files in the root directory. And after a few minutes, the keyboard is unresponsive and just beeps.
So - I ran 4Dos off the USB. That COPY command allows you to specify directories, so I copied everything over from the Bootable Flash Drive to the Dos Partition. But when I try to boot up from that hard drive (ata hdd0 toshiba mk2529gsg), it's just a blank screen with a blinking cursor.
I might just install Linux on this one, and just use an old XP machine running Dos, whenever a monitor is needed. And wait for 1.3.
If any suggestions, let me know, thanks. I suspect that it will be necessary to clear the laptop, and start from scratch.