GnuPG on Startup-Floppy / DOS mode error

Werner Koch
Wed Apr 4 10:31:03 2001

On Wed, 4 Apr 2001, wrote:

> start-up floppy, formatted with all the system files, and
> though I could boot it GnuPG refuses to run saying "This
> program cannot be run in DOS mode".
Well, this is the W32 port which does mean it runs on Windows 95 kind of OSes but not on plain (Free|PC|MS|DR)DOS. There might be a port to plain DOS availabe but I don't recommend it. Try to use a one floppy GNU/Linux distribution (I know that this will be hard) or use another POSIX like kernel to port GnuPG. I can help you if you decide to work on a small VSTa ( based GnuPG floppy. I have also plans to create a bootable CDROM. Ciao, Werner -- Werner Koch Omnis enim res, quae dando non deficit, dum habetur g10 Code et non datur, nondum habetur, quomodo habenda est. Privacy Solutions -- Augustinus