need to load dos 6.22 from upgrade disks

May 18, 2013 at 11:48:27
Specs: Windows 7
loading dos 6.22 from upgrade disks, there's some command to access the root files to install on a blank hd. Anybody remember? Thanks

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#1
May 18, 2013 at 12:32:03
Check the answer here:

http://superuser.com/questions/4384...

According to that, if you first SYS the drive the upgrade disks will see that as a pre existing OS and go ahead and install. I've never tried it that way so can't say if it works or not.

If that doesn't work you can always manually extract each file using the EXPAND command. Be sure to FDISK and FORMAT first (if necessary) and run SYS. Then create a DOS directory (MD C:\DOS) and expand the files there.

If you still have problems you may be able to find a download site for the full set.

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#2
May 18, 2013 at 13:41:37
Or you can create a CD from a DOS 6.22 Boot Disk ISO file which is here:
http://www.allbootdisks.com/downloa...

Boot from the CD and DOS 6.22 should load, you don't even have to install it.


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#3
May 18, 2013 at 13:53:13
I'm not familiar with that site but it looks to have just boot cd's with some basic files to set things up and not the complete installation package.

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#4
May 24, 2013 at 18:17:07
You can get freeDOS or DrDOS of which are open source DOS versions here:

FreeDOS


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#5
May 25, 2013 at 07:22:10
Hi Styme, without knowing fully what you intend, I feel it is not possible to answer completely.

Am a bit worried about you having the upgrade disks, if there is nothing to upgrade.

With a full new set of floppies, the pc would boot from the first, and load dos.

Sometimes installation would be activated automatically, that then takes you through the installation process. Other times you have to start manually, by entering INSTALL or whatever the process is called on the floppy.

If you are installing to a hard disc, size of such, partitioning.and formatting standard (FAT16) are important.

I suspect the SYS command is what you seek, also check out the FORMAT command /S switch.

As a matter of interest, where are you based? I am in Hammersmith, West London.

Good Luck - Keep us posted.


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#6
May 25, 2013 at 12:44:10
It's been a week and the OP hasn't responded back with results from prior suggestions or requests for additional help. I think he's hit the road, hit the old dusty trail, vamoosed, flown the coop, taken a powder or had a 'help I've fallen and I can't get up' moment.

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