Dos img files dont work on floppy

July 22, 2019 at 10:31:25
Specs: Dos 6.0
Hello, i want to create a dualboot of windows xp and Dos 6.0
The pc my dualboot was installed on, has crashed and the harddrive is dead.
With the original floppy's i get an error on the first disk and setup stops.
I have downloaded 3 img files with the 3 disk images of the 3 floppy's.
After unpakking them i wrote the files of each disk to one floppy.

When i start up the pc with the 1st floppy normally setup would start.
But i get an error saying: "Remove disks or media and hit enter to start again"

I don't know if you can not write the image files, after unpacking them to a floppy.

Can anybody help.
I am Dutch so please forgive my English

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#1
July 22, 2019 at 11:04:54
Are you certain that the floppy drive on the target machine works? And how did you write the images to floppy (what program)?

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#2
July 22, 2019 at 11:44:58
I just copied the files to the floppy's

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#3
July 22, 2019 at 14:34:18
You didn't list your system specs. It would be best to run DOS 6.0 on an old machine or run DOSBox.
https://www.computing.net/answers/d...
https://www.legroom.net/howto/msdos
https://www.dosbox.com/wiki/Basic_S...

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#4
July 22, 2019 at 15:06:04
You didn't answer whether or not the floppy drive was operational....

"I just copied the files to the floppy's"

You have to use something (like Winimage) to extract the files to a floppy disk. And riider is correct, it might be better to run DOS on an older system and definitely don't try installing on a machine that has WinXP already on it---you'll likely render XP unusable. If you're determined to dual boot the two (after you get the files properly extracted), look at the link below:

https://itstillworks.com/how-to-ins...

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#5
July 22, 2019 at 23:16:24
The 3 disks are meant to install dos 6.0? I can email you self extracting image files for dos 6.22.

Also make sure the floppy drive is the first boot device in cmos/bios setup.


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#6
July 24, 2019 at 01:57:03
Hi,

surely the FORMAT /S parameter is necessary when creating a Floppy DOS Boot Disk?

Good Luck - Keep us posted,


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#7
July 27, 2019 at 01:55:18
Hi DAVEINCAPS nice name, sorry for my late reply bin out of the house for a couple of days.
These self extracting image files do they create the floppy disks direct on to the disks?
If they would could you please send them to me or pass me a link were i can download them myself.

Please let me know what's best.
Thank you.

Jo

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#8
July 27, 2019 at 01:59:11
T-R-A
The floppy drive works because i can copy or delete files from it.
I can also format disks so it works.
I normally first install DOS, and then on a seperate partition Win XP.
And that works, ivé done this many times before.
Also with the program EasyBCD you can determine witch OS to start up with.
But my floppy's are damaged that's why i asked my question.

Jo

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#9
July 27, 2019 at 02:01:47
Hi Mike:

I first made a bootable floppy and copied the DOS files from disk 1 over to the floppy.
But i just get an error.


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#10
July 27, 2019 at 02:09:19
Hi riider:
System specs are an older Acer pc with a i3 processor and 2gb ram.
I have had Dos and xp on that pc and it worked just fine untill my hard disk crashed.
That is why i need to get my floppy's back because the first one is damaged and setup of dos stops.
So now i can not install dos anymore.

Jo

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#11
July 27, 2019 at 12:13:31
Click on my name on one of my posts then on the page that opens, click on it again. That will open a page from which you can send a private message. Send me you email address. The files are EXE or I can ZIP them but often email providers block them. You'd have to make sure your email will let you download the files.

Once downloaded you can just click on the exe file to run it. It'll say insert a formatted disk and then will extract the file to that disk.


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#12
July 27, 2019 at 15:01:51
Hi,

I think a Floppy Disk first needs formatting using the /S option,
which installs the (3?) hidden Files used for booting from it.

Then copy the other dos files onto it.

However some dos delivery sets come with an install facility,
that does the copy (not the format) for you.

Good Luck - Keep us posted.


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#13
August 5, 2019 at 01:56:58
Hi everyone: an update on the issue.

Thanks to someone on the Dutch Dos forum (witch i didn't knew excisted) i managed to get 2 sets of floppy disks of the Dutch version.
One set with Dos 6.0 and one set with Dos 6.22
These are fysical disks so i don't have the problem of copying them anymore.
Thanks for all your suggestions and special thanks to DAVINCAPS for his personal e-mails and help.

Greetings Jo

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