[fpc-pascal] Cooperative Mult Tasker under DOS with FP

Ivan Stamenkovic stameni at EUnet.yu
Wed Jun 30 23:59:58 CEST 2004

Hello Jérémie_LEFRANCOIS,

Wednesday, June 30, 2004, 2:05:51 PM, you wrote:

J> Where would I download a free OS/2 (possible ?) and a free LINUX both "stripped
J> down" as you say ? Or they have to be installed and the GUI never started I
J> suppose...
J> I found "TINYLINUX" somewhere , yet what do you suggest ? Of course the latest
J> Red Hat is out of scope...

Concerning "Tinylinux"...

There was a Linux distribution named MiniLinux, which fitted on only
four 1.44MB floppy disks, and it didn't include GUI, but worked...
somehow. There were neither man pages nor compiler, but I think one
had been able to extra-download needed.

Later version was about 32MB, without GUI, but worked relatively
stable. Warning: if you downloaded this version, you couldn't unzip it
with PKUNZIP 2.04g under plain DOS because of memory usage with this
program. You should use WinZip or something instead.

Both versions had been starting under plain DOS using linux.bat, had
been stopping by rebooting with ctrl+alt+del.

The former was considered having problems with large disks /
partitions (I cannot recall the problem exactly).

So, you might try the latter one? Only if everything else fails, of

J> Getting the whole thing to work on LINUX might imply more work than getting it
J> to work under DOS, so that option is not my first choice, but seems advisable
J> in the end of the process, to have a "safer" multitasker.

Moreover, it seems pretty much machine (OS) dependent. I'd like I was

P. S. There was a Linux distribution YUCCA (stood for "Yugoslav
Computer Communications Association"), which one had been able to
obtain on a three disks, and still had had GUI. I have never tried.

Best regards,
 Ivan                            mailto:stameni at EUnet.yu

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