New Menuet OS 32bit Release

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New Menuet OS 32bit Release

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A new version of 32bit Menuet OS has been released...

I reccomend anybody with either a floppy or a virtual machine to try and boot this OS once.

http://www.menuetos.net/download.htm
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looks interesting

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Post by fzajac »

How about booting it on CD? I dont have FDD in my notebook and another PC doesnt work for me now...

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Looks neat, Ill give it a try.

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Post by Frozenport »

Some guy made a version of Menuet that runs on a cd, I have only tried the Russian version of the cd...

I think all you need is a FAT12 CD...
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Post by ppc_digger »

Frozenport wrote:I think all you need is a FAT12 CD...
You could also burn a bootable cd with a floppy image as a boot image.

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Post by Flare »

*BUMP!*

Anyone tested this out? is it any good?

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Hmmm, it certainly looks nice
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Post by moonlit »

Who wanted the bootable Menuet iSO?

http://www.freewebs.com/5kah/Menu083.rar

504KB Compressed, Based on Menuet 0.83 32bit.

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Post by tails92 »

Menuet OS is interesting, but I think it's not so usable because developing for it is a bit hard and the documentation is all sparse (that's just my opinion, tough).

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Post by ___ »

looks nice, i see it plays doom and quake :D:D. all i need now is a mini cd-r

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Post by moonlit »

Yeah it's nice an light, could be very useful... though I don't really know what for though...

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Post by ___ »

i was kinda thinking along the same lines. i bet if i burn i to a cd i will never use it but if i don't burn it, i will need it

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it wont boot on any of my computers

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Post by moonlit »

Have you checked your BIOS is set to boot from CD?

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Post by benny1091 »

MenuetOS is nice, but I could never program for it, im not into very small OS projects, i like Mac and Windows and Linux and BeOS, o my! lol, jk, but MenuetOS does look promising. ill try it and leav sum feedback

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It's nice to see such alternative OS's around. I recall something called "qnx" runs on a diskette and lets you to connect internet some years ago. it was really good comparing to its size.

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Post by empireum »

That was the so-called QNX Demodisk. QNX is a commercial real-time OS based on a kernel called "Neutrino". The "real" release is delivered on a CD and takes up a "bit" more space than 1.44MB . But I agree, it's a nice thing to have an OS and an internet browser on a single floppy.

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QNX

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QNX can still be built small. You just cant fit it on a 1.44 disk anymore. I think I caluclated it out to about 2.8MB that you need so even low level formatting your diskette to a larger size wont help. And as far as I know, there are no 2.88 floppy drives compatible with a modern PC.

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Post by empireum »

Interesting bit about the 2.88MB floppy drives... Almost all (even fairly modern) motherboards I've seen had a BIOS option for a 2.88MB floppy drive, but the actual drives seem to be rare.

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as far as I know...

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... the only 2.88 floppy drives are for the IBM PS/2. I have several including multitudes of 2.88/4MB floppies.

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