Command: fdxms286

  FDXMS286 is an extended memory driver for FreeDOS.
  FDXMS286 is for 286 computers. FDXMS is for 386+ computers.
  FDXMS286 has to be loaded in CONFIG.SYS / FDCONFIG.SYS.

Syntax:

  DEVICE=[drive][path]\fdxms286.sys [options]
         drive  The drive letter, e.g. C:
         path   The directory, e.g. \example\

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Options:

 NUMHANDLES=  Sets the number of XMS handles. Default is 32. Minimum
              is two (not much use of XMS without any handles!) and
              maximum is currently 1024. Each handle takes 5 bytes
              (FDXMS.SYS) or 9 bytes (FDXXMS.SYS).
  BIOS        Makes FDXMS286 always call the BIOS through INT15
              instead of using its own protected mode switching.
  PS          Changes to the particular A20 handling necessary on
              PS/2 machines.
  GEODE       Removes delays while changing the A20 line. Reported
              to help FDXMS286 to work on National Semiconductor's
              Geode GX1 processor.
  DELAY=      Number of calls to the delay routine after changing
              the A20 line. If you receive the error message "Unable
              to switch A20 address line", try setting it to a big
              value (say 4000) and see if it helps. Then fine tune
              it as you want as low a value as possible for speed.
              Default is 1. Maximum is 65535 and 0 maps to 65536.

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Comments:

  FDXMS286.SYS has to be loaded in CONFIG.SYS / FDCONFIG.SYS.
  FDXMS286.SYS is out of date. You should use HIMEMX or JEMMEX
  instead.

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Examples:

  IN CONFIG.SYS / FDCONFIG.SYS:
    device=c:\fdos\fdxms286.sys 

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See also:

  config.sys
  devload
  emm386
  fdconfig.sys
  fdxms
  himem
  himemx
  jemm386
  jemmex

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File:

  Please read this command's lsm file also.
  You will find the updated version (internet) here and
  the version described in this manual page here.
  The lsm file contains information about the name of the programmer,
  the download site, and some other command related information.

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  Copyright © 2003 Martin Stromberg, updated 2008 by W. Spiegl.

  This file is derived from the FreeDOS Spec Command HOWTO.
  See the file H2Cpying for copying conditions.