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Neil Waldhauer

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Re: UEFI: Dual Boot - Windows 11 and ArcaOS 5.1
« Reply #45 on: November 03, 2023, 02:21:10 pm »
Rich, your instructions do work, and I can boot ArcaOS 5.0 directly from rEFInd.
I can also boot ArcaOS 5.1 directly as I did before.

As you pointed out, DOS window does not work in ArcaOS 5.1, and it never worked in ArcaOS 5.0. This is fine for me, as I rarely use DOS.

Just to confirm: "success" means you can see whatever messages are displayed during bootup and that you can open full-screen DOS and OS/2 sessions. Is that what you see on both the 5.1 and legacy installs? And yes, if DOS windows didn't work under 5.0, they shouldn't work under this arrangement because you've reverted to 5.0-style video support.

I can see bootup messages (but not the ArcaOS logo). They are a different size, but the messages look like I expect ArcaOS while booting. And I also agree that DOS now functions the same for both 5.0 and 5.1.

I guess it's a trade -- DOS support for boot selection. I'll probably switch back once this thread settles down.
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