|"If you want to boot in DOS, you need to *HAVE* DOS."|
Check for FreeDOS or Enhanced Dr-DOS.
"You will need to make a FAT, install DOS,
then install XP, which will set up a
YES. DOS does not support NTFS. You will
have to convert it (no freeware for this)
or erradicate the NTFS and create new FAT
partitions instead. BTW, good DOSes do
support FAT32 and FreeDOS comes with a
bootmenu allowing to boot XP also if you
still want to keep it.
"And then be aware that most current
hardware has no DOS drivers."
DOS does no need so many drivers as XP ;-)
"But hopefully the capslock will work in DOS."
For me it works without any driver :-D