> I tried the same emu at586. I then installed DOS622. Just default I was able to get > it up to 599K free using the built in memmaker. Which usually does a semi crummy job. > By default it also installs smartdrive which probably could get me 10-15 more K just > by getting rid of that. Probably do not really need it due to the real OS doing > caching. I probably could get a few more K by using DOS=HIGH,UMB Prob could get a bit > more using 4DOS. But that can be a bit wonky sometimes with compatibility. The best I > ever got I think was about 612k free.
I tried all of these and got similar results. It's no longer an issue of what will run or what won't, but how it performs. Unless they make changes to the environment itself, I don't see how to get around that. Thatz why they give you the dreaded red screen on startup--it's not finished.
I asked my cat what the meaning of life was... he noserized me and stuck his butt in my face.