SWITCHES adjusts boot time processing behaviour.
SWITCHES is a CONFIG.SYS / FDCONFIG.SYS command.
switches=/E[:xxx] /F /K /N /W
/F skips the delay checking for F5/F8 keystroke before processing
config.sys [equivalent to SYS CONFIG skipconfigseconds=0]
F5 and F8 are only processed if pressed before DOS boots but
after the keyboard is set up - right moment is easy to miss.
/N disables F5/F8 support [equivalent to kernel config (SYS CONFIG,
run SYS CONFIG /? for explanations) skipconfigseconds=-1]
F5 (skip config) and F8 (single step config.sys) are ignored.
/K forces treating of keyboard as 86 key keyboard, not 102/105 key.
Might be useful with BIOSes or drivers which have no or broken
handling for 102/105 key keyboards.
/E enables moving of EBDA (Extended BIOS Data Area), optionally a
size in kilobytes may be specified [xxx, in range of 48-1024]
/W is NOT supported in FreeDOS. This option in MS DOS would set a flag
for Windows 3.0 to skip loading wina20.386 from the root directory.
SWITCHES is a command internal to kernel.sys and needs no other file
in order to work.
IN CONFIG.SYS / FDCONFIG.SYS:
switches=/E[:48] /F /K /N /W
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.
Copyright © 2008 W. Spiegl.
This file is derived from the FreeDOS Spec Command HOWTO.
See the file H2Cpying for copying conditions.