Implementation of the core DOS API for FreeDOS, kernel.sys

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This archive contains the current FreeDOS Kernel, also known as DOS-C, originally written by Pasquale J. Villani.

The FreeDOS Kernel is available from It’s also available from (somewhere on there).

The FreeDOS Kernel is also available through the FreeDOS Project at

See the DOCS directory for more documentation and information about the FreeDOS Kernel.

Contents of zip files: : binaries for 8086, FAT16 : binaries for 8086, FAT16, FAT32 : sources for the kernel


If you have found a bug, think you have found a bug, or would just like to make a suggestion, go to the bug tracking web page at

An archive of old (Bugzilla) items is at

There is also a feature request tracker on our SourceForge pages at

DOS-C is (c) Copyright 1995, 1996 by Pasquale J. Villani All Rights Reserved.