FreeDOS help system (hhstndrd 1.0.8 en)[install]

Command: install

INSTALL runs a TSR program (a program that stays in memory), without an environment, instead of using something like lh or loadhigh. INSTALL loads a TSR program into low or conventional memory, whereas INSTALLHIGH loads the TSR program into high memory. INSTALL is a CONFIG.SYS / FDCONFIG.SYS command.


install=[drive][path]filename [options] drive The drive letter, e.g. C: path The directory, e.g. \example\ filename The filename of the tsr to run, e.g. test.sys


options These are the options which will be passed to the TSR. They are not options for the 'install' command.


INSTALL loads the program specified by drive:\path\filename. It is generally used to load TSR (terminate and stay resident) programs with a minimal environment block. The options are for the program itself; refer to documentation that came with your particular software for supported options and usage. INSTALL is a command internal to kernel.sys and needs no other file in order to work.


IN CONFIG.SYS / FDCONFIG.SYS: install=C:\fdos\bin\ctmouse.exe

See also:

config.sys fdconfig.sys installhigh lh loadhigh ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Copyright (C) 1998 Jim Hall, updated 2008 by W. Spiegl. This file is derived from the FreeDOS Spec Command HOWTO. See the file H2Cpying for copying conditions.