I'm trying to boot freedos 1.1-test3 kernel from 3.5" floppy disk image.
Syslinux starts, but when I select "1 - Install FreeDOS 1.1",
it hangs just after printing " - InitDisk" with cursor blinking after that.
It happens with default 2040 kernel, as well as old 2039, 2038, 2036, 2035 and 2034 kernels - all with the same symptoms.
see for example pics:
Also note that 2037 prints different copyright notice than all of the other kernels -- could it be it has different codebase?
I think it should always be able to boot from floppy, no matter in what state are hard disks (or if they even exist).