DEVICE loads a driver into low or conventional memory, whereas DEVICEHIGH
loads the driver into high memory.
DEVICE is a CONFIG.SYS / FDCONFIG.SYS command.
drive The drive letter, e.g. C:
path The directory, e.g. \example\
filename The driver (file) to load, e.g. himemx.exe
options These are options to the driver
program, not to the 'device' command.
DEVICE loads the device driver specified by drive:\path\filename into
conventional [low 640KB] memory. The options are for the driver itself;
refer to documentation that came with your particular device for
supported options and their usage.
As DEVICE loads the driver into low or conventional memory this leaves
less free space for other drivers or programs in low or conventional
memory. This may cause problems when executing programs or loading other
DEVICE is a command internal to kernel.sys and needs no other file
in order to work.
IN CONFIG.SYS / FDCONFIG.SYS:
DEVICE=C:\FDOS\BIN\XMGR.SYS /N128 /B
DEVICE=C:\FDOS\DRIVERS\UIDE.SYS /S125 /D:MYDVD
WITHIN A MENU:
23?DEVICE=C:\FDOS\BIN\XMGR.SYS /N128 /B
23?DEVICE=C:\FDOS\DRIVERS\UIDE.SYS /S125 /D:MYDVD
Please read this command's lsm file also.
You will find the updated version (internet) here and
the version described in this manual page here.
The lsm file contains information about the name of the programmer,
the download site, and some other command related information.
Copyright © 1998 Jim Hall, updated 2011 by W. Spiegl.
This file is derived from the FreeDOS Spec Command HOWTO.
See the file H2Cpying for copying conditions.