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LOADLIN also can load out of Virtual-86 mode (which is normal when using EMS drivers) if a VCPI server is present.
The loadlin package also includes the freeramdisk program, which can return memory to the system when a ramdisk is no longer needed.
loadlin for Debian ------------------ You will find loadlin.exe.gz in /usr/lib/loadlin. Copy that file plus a kernel (and optionally ramdisk contents) to your dos partition, and ungzip it with gzip -d loadlin.exe. Read the instructions and then you should be able to boot Linux from DOS. Note the additional tool `freeramdisk' in the loadlin package which is a tool for freeing up the allocated ramd more»
FREERAMDISK(8) Free RAM Disk FREERAMDISK(8) NAME freeramdisk - frees the memory used by the loadlin ramdisk SYNOPSIS freeramdisk DESCRIPTION Freeramdisk is a very simply utility for freeing up the mem‐ ory that is used by the ramdisk which is allocated by load‐ lin. OPTIONS There are none. FILES /dev/ram AUTHO more»
loadlin (1.6c.really1.6c.nobin-1) unstable; urgency=low * New maintainer. (closes: #487338) * Remove loadlin.exe and src/pgadjust.asm binary blobs. * Refactor debian/rules. (closes: #437484) * Add build-dependency on debhelper, cdbs and quilt * patches/10-setupfix.patch: New patch to extend max number of setup sectors to 40 to fix booting C setup. * patches/20-dynamic.patch and patc more»
The Debian maintainer for loadlin is Samuel Thibault <email@example.com> now. Loadlin is more»