Where can I get a program to read stacker v4

April 29, 2011 at 12:54:40
Specs: DOS V5
I have a DOS V5 PC with broken disk. I have imaged the disk and extracted a file named STACVOL.DSK and can load this on a working DOS V5 (or Windows) system. From where can I get Stacker or another program that will read the stacker format and let me extract a couple of files please ?

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April 30, 2011 at 23:25:06
googling for:-

download dos stacker

produces quite a number of hits. Is there anything there that helps.

Possibly the program you require is on the failed disc, outside of the compressed file. If you are able to read config.sys or autoexec.bat they may point you to where.

Advise back how you get on.

Good Luck - Keep us posted.

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May 14, 2011 at 10:11:11
I have been following two paths (cul-de-sacs).

I now have a VirtualBox host running FreeDOS. The problem I ran into there is that I could not share a drive between virtual and real PCs. I am sure this is possible as I have seen
But my brain is not large enough to make it work - on a 64 bit (Windows 7) PC.

I also have another track whereby I have bought an NTFS driver for DOS so that I can see my big disks when I boot off a floppy. The problem I have run into with this scenario is the error message "Stacker not installed". This despite having a CONFIG.SYS that includes
I can't just copy the whole of CONFIG & AUTOEXEC from the original failed DOS v5 image as when I type VER I get
Windows Millenium [Version 4.90.3000]

I feel sure this shouldn't be so hard. I could try again with the VM on a 32 bit XP machine, but I am really struggling to understand the what the instructions from the above web page are telling me to do and why.

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