Solved MS DOS install from CD rom

August 6, 2020 at 22:02:53
Specs: Windows 10
tried it does not work.
Will some one please direct me to the boot CD with DOS 6.22.
Everyone keeps bragging and talking.
But no one has the actual boot CD image.

I tried
Burned it to CD,
But when I put the CD into the old computer the screen kept saying No operating system installed.
Oh and for those who want to be smart, Yes i directed the bios to start from the CD rom drive

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August 7, 2020 at 01:00:25
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(This got a bit 'wordy' as I tried to cover installing dos as a second OS, a boot loader to determine which OS to load and then instead maybe trying a dos emulator to run dos inside a different running OS instead of installing it separately. Anyway it's much easier to assume DOS is the only OS on the computer.)

A cd has to be made bootable when creating it, else it won't boot. If files were just copied from the floppies to the cd, the SETUP command wouldn't work since it assumes you're installing from the floppies. The setup.cfg (or whatever it's called) would need to be rewritten so it pulls the files from the cd. If you don't use the floppy disks and don't have a modified cd from which to run the installation then you'll need to do everything manually.

In that case (and assuming you don't have a floppy drive which would make things much easier) your best bet is to correctly make a boot cd (you may be able to find an .iso download) with the dos 6.22 files on it. (Check to see what downloads they have) If the files came directly from the disks, most of them will be compressed and you'll need to use the EXPAND command to make them usable. Or you might be able to find a source where the files are already expanded.

Anyway, you'd boot from the cd, use fdisk to create the dos partition, reboot, and then format to format that partition.

Then with the drive/partition ready you'd type at the command prompt:

sys c: and enter (to make the hard drive bootable)
md c:\dos and enter (to create the dos directory)

Then you'd copy the dos files to the dos directory on the hard drive, using the EXPAND command if necessary.

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August 7, 2020 at 09:27:53

"Channeling the spirit of jboy..."

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August 7, 2020 at 15:03:57

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