Instructions

How to try OSSO

First, you need to configure the kernel:

Go to the OSSO/src directory and type make xconfig <enter>;

then play with the configuration: you may choose which floppy drive to use [in MAKE section]. It is mandatory that mtools drive and floppy image path point to the same device/file.

Then choose which drivers or programs you like to test. You may choose any of the test programs, but some of them require the keyboard driver.

Press the buttons [Generate config.h], [Make clean] and [Make Dep].
 

There are 2 ways to proceed now:

Build a bootable floppy:

Although there is a way to try OSSO with a boot floppy, this is not the best method.
With a floppy you'll miss most of the features of OSSO, like the interactive shell to lauch programs. Probably you'll be limited to one or two programs at time, cause there isn't a floppy driver (yet) for interactively loading programs from shell (but don't tell I haven't warned you! If there were no limitations, this wouldn't have been the worst way, right? :-) If you are skilled enough, you can build an OSSO partition, boot with floppy with IDE and FAT drivers, and load the rest from hard disk...)
Anyway :-)...

There are two steps you must follow:

Make a disk image for BOCHS:

I assume that you have a working installation of bochs: the only thing you have to do is to create an HD image to boot from,
eg:


WARNING WARNING WARNING WARNING WARNING WARNING WARNING WARNING WARNING
I assume NO RESPONSABILITIES for any damage or undesired effects OSSO could cause.

 OSSO should not damage anything, nor write to any disk or system memory, but I cannot be sure, having tested it only on a few computers. So I suggest that you unplug your disks before booting if you have relevant data in them OSSO ( it is ok if you back up them too). Perhaps you should try it with Vmware or Bochs or other virtual machine emulators. You shouldn't try it, if you have more than 128MB of memory, because of an open problem, otherwise unpredictable results are quite sure.

 Now put the floppy in your computer drive and reboot....

 Hints :

Have fun!