DosLinux is a relatively small distribution of the linux operating
This is not a umsdos version of linux, it's a loop version that
uses the standard linux ext2 filesystem.
You have the option of creating a UMSDOS and or a LOOP version of
DosLinux, you can have both they won't interfere with each other.
It can be installed on an existing dos system i.e. msdos, pcdos,
drdos, and win95/98 in dos mode.
There's no need to create a partition or repartition to install
doslinux, because it will just occupy a file i.e.
C:\doslinux\system\doslinux.img on your existing dos system.
Read DosLinux.README for further info at the site below.
You'll need about 40 megabytes of free space on your dos system
to unpack doslinux.
DosLinux doesn't include X windows or the gcc compiler, but these
are easy to install on doslinux, just read /usr/doc/guides/
install.X.guide and gcc-doslinux after you install doslinux.
DosLinux has support for IDE, SCSI, & PS/2 hard drives, Ethernet cards,
IDE & SCSI cdrom drives, Tcp/ip networking i.e. SLIP/PPP, Floppy drives,
Serial & Non serial mice, Parallel printers, PNP support, PCMCIA support,
If you're not sure if DosLinux will boot on your system get 'setup.exe'
and 'zimage.exe', try to boot the small loop linux system, if it boots
then get doslnx74.exe.
If you can't boot the small loop linux system there's no point getting
You need 'setup.exe' anyway to setup DosLinux, you don't have to get it
again any future versions of DosLinux will use the same 'setup.exe'.
Read HowTo.Install.DosLinux at the site below.
The DosLinux kernel is version: 2.1.132
DosLinux is a 100% libc6 system.
You need at least a 386 CPU and 8MB of RAM = Memory to use DosLinux.
Description: A small linux libc6 system that can be droped into an
existing dos system, i.e. msdos, pcdos, drdos, etc.
& win95/98 in dos mode.
About 28 mbytes uncompressed, 13 mbytes compressed.
Contents: doslnx74.exe 9712Kb or 9944908b
setup.exe 1332Kb or 1363863b
zimage.exe 876Kb or 896545b <SCSI & IDE kernel>
Keywords: HowTo.Install.DosLinux & DosLinux.README