After all the trials and tribulations getting MS-DOS 6.22 to recognise my slave HDD on IDE0 at D:\
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I finally succeeded [thanks to Mechanix2Go] getting it formatted. It is a 20Gb seagate with a partition of 1960Mb. I got MS-DOS 7.10 installed – as it had previously refused to see the drive also.
Great! It went fine, I set it to dual-boot with XP and it assured me that it would also boot back to my DOS 6.22 at any time [which is on C:\] if i would just press F4..
Fantastic! That is exactly what I was going for..
But NO!! When I choose MS-DOS 7.10 from the boot menu, I get the beautiful resoponse of:
Non-System disk or disk error
Replace and press and key when ready.
I have tried install again [off boot cd] and tried to install off boot floppies, but alas, it is not to be..
Any help with this issue would be much appreciated.
p.s. I know the square brackets look silly but my normal bracket keys refuse to work on this keyboard.