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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 (1.6f-1) unstable; urgency=low * New upstream release. Fixes booting the Wheezy kernels. * debian/rules: - Set BYHAND to yes, as we need a new loadlin.exe uploaded to mirrors to be able to boot the Wheezy kernels. * debian/patches/cppcheck: Drop, merged upstream. -- Samuel Thibault <email@example.com> Mon, 17 Sep 2012 01:42:31 +0200 loadlin (1.6e-2) unstable; urgency= more»
The Debian maintainer for loadlin is Samuel Thibault <firstname.lastname@example.org> now. Loadlin is availab more»