I have an old IBM Thinkpad 760ED (133MHz, 64MB of RAM) and a floppy but no CDROM drive. According to the FreeDOS MediaWiki, one can install FreeDOS from the ISO, renamed to FDBOOTCD.ISO, copied onto C:, which I did do.
I booted the machine with the boot floppy and it found the ISO. After 15 minutes, at the completion of the install process, I see the following message:
"The install program completed successfully."
"Something went very very wrong..oops!"
The “oops” appears in “POSTINST.BAT”
postinst.bat is in the ISO, at freedos/base/packages/samcfgx.zip
I retried the install several times and always got the same “oops”. So I turned to IRC and ##freedos. There koneko responded to my request for help and after ½ an hour, thanks to excellent advice from koneko, we got around the problem by copying KERNEL.SYS to C: and running SYS C: from the floppy.
The above workaround worked but should be unnecessary.
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