I simply replaced kernel.sys, sys.com and country.sys with the archive provided by 2040 i386 16bit kernel version. I even tried using the latest’s version of command.com from http://www.fdos.org/kernel/command/FreeCom/.
The 2040 kernel i386 32bit kernel works fine.
"FreeDOS kernel - SUN (build 2040 0EM:0xfd) CcoMpiled Jun 26 2011] Kernel compatibility 6.22 -
WATCOMC - 88386 CPU required
(C) Copyright 1995-2811 Pasquale J. Uillani and The FreeDUS Project.
All Rights Reserved. This is free software and comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY; you can
redistribute it and/or Modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
the Free Software Foundation;
either version 2, or (at your option) any later version.
- InitDiskBad or Missing CoMMand Interpreter: command.com /P /E:256
Enter the full shell coMMand line: c:\command.com
ad or Missing CoMMand Interpreter: c:\command.com
Enter the full shell coMMand line: c:\fdos\bin\command.com
ad or Missing CoMMand Interpreter: c:\fdos\bin\command.com
Enter the full shell coMMand line:"
John Parker ( msdos622 ) - 2011-07-31 09:52:52 PDT