LinuxDevices: Boot Loader Launches Linux from DR-DOS

“Devicelogics is shipping a DR-DOS based Linux loader that loads
the Linux kernel while preserving DR-DOS in memory so that, upon
Linux session completion, the system returns to DR-DOS. ‘DRLX’
targets companies migrating embedded systems from DOS to Linux, as
well as single-board computer OEMs wishing to simplify Linux

“DR-DOS has enjoyed a fascinating and somewhat checkered history
since its arrival in the mid-1980s. An early contendor for the PC
OS crown, it later formed the basis of Caldera’s successful
anti-trust lawsuit against Microsoft…”


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