[vbox-dev] [Freedos-devel] Fixed: Problems with VirtualBox

François Revol revol at free.fr
Tue Jun 19 16:02:12 PDT 2012


On 20/06/2012 00:41, Ulrich Hansen wrote:
> Hi all,
> I am happy to announce that some very annoying problems with running FreeDOS as guest in
> VirtualBox have been fixed.
> Jack R. Ellis has fixed the  "Virtual floppy change problem" this list has talked about. 
> Eric Auer has written the free VBOX-FIX.COM, a workaround for a VirtualBox bug that made
> UIDE.SYS hang at boot for 3 minutes.

How about you submit a bug report to VirtualBox and get it fixed instead
of trying to work around the issue?

cc-ed to virtualbox dev mailing list.

The time freed could then be used to write proper virtualbox guest
additions for *DOS.

> I have updated the FreeDOS wiki with information about these changes.
> http://sourceforge.net/apps/mediawiki/freedos/index.php?title=VirtualBox_-_Chapter_8
> http://sourceforge.net/apps/mediawiki/freedos/index.php?title=VirtualBox_-_Chapter_11
> Thanks again to Jack and Eric for all the bug-hunting and for writing the code and to Bernd Blaauw for his help!


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