[Last update: 2003-10-06]

DR-DOS Kernel 7.04/7.05

Visit drdos.org to fix the known rename bug in the 7.04/7.05 kernel files.

There exist a kernel package with version numbers >7.03. You can download the files at http://www.drdos.net/files/drdos705.zip.
Be aware that these files aren't published by Lineo but by Ontrack. See the e-mail below from an Ontrack employee for more information.

From: <[...]@ontrack.com>
To: <webmaster@drdos.net>
Sent: Tuesday, December 18, 2001 9:25 PM
Subject: dr-dos 7.04/7.05

Dr-Dos version 7.05 is an Ontrack version of Dr-Dos. We modified the kernel to support FAT32 and drives > 8.4Gig. This was done for our utilities that boot from a floppy. These kernel files will not work correctly booting from a hard drive, for they were not intended for such use.

From: webmaster@drdos.net [mailto:webmaster@drdos.net]
Sent: Tuesday, December 18, 2001 2:32 PM
To: [...]
Subject: Re: dr-dos 7.04/7.05

Yes, I recognized that. Well, they boot from a harddrive quite fine, but there exists a "bug" in one of the ibm*.com files that doesn't allow to rename files. Unfortunately, nearly every normal text editor saves the written text as a temp file and _renames_ it later - what is not possible with these kernel files.

So it wasn't Lineo who developed the kernel files but Ontrack? I didn't know that.... ;)) Did Ontrack know about the file renaming problem?

Thanks for your e-mail, I would like to put it on www.drdos.net , are you content with that or don't you like this?

so long,

Christoph Fuchs

From: <[...]@ontrack.com>
To: <webmaster@drdos.net>
Sent: Tuesday, December 18, 2001 11:27 PM
Subject: RE: dr-dos 7.04/7.05

We are aware of the rename issue, our utilities fortunately do not need this functionality. I prefer you not use my name or email on your web site. However, feel free to relate that 7.05 is an Ontrack version of DR-Dos and not one intended for use or re-distribution.

Thanks [...]

Christoph Fuchs <cfuchs@drdos.net>