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Creating dos 6.22 on a cd

January 12, 2021 at 06:40:49
Specs: Macintosh
Creating dos 6.22 on a cd
The story so far.
I am trying to make a bootable cd (yes cd) to install on my very old laptop. I have image files from which i have extracted the install files, i also have a boot ISO file for Dos 6.22.
You would think "thats easy" well it ain't!! I have loaded the files onto the cd, then added the boot iso and burnt it to cd. Only thing is the setup.exe and setup.msg are missing every time.
I have tried creating a folder for the files and putting the boot iso in the root of the cd, but still they are still removed.
There maybe another wrinkle to this, i am try to do it on a Mac thought that should make no difference

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#1
January 12, 2021 at 09:00:11
This (windows based approach) may help?

https://www.trishtech.com/2017/07/c...

and these appear to be sources for the complete dos 6.22 ISO - free download?

https://vetusware.com/download/DOS%...

https://do.nytrngsecure.com/other/d...

Can't vouch for the provenance never having used either. After the download etc., it would be wise to scan you computer (even a Mac in this case) for pests; I use Bitdefender, ccleaner, and malwarebytes - all freebie versions - to that end. Safer than sorrier...!


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#2
January 12, 2021 at 10:02:10
Thanks for the quick reply. After i wrote the post i looked into it a bit more. The boot sequence see's the cd drive but ten it does not load so i am wondering it the config sys is not correct.

Tomorrow i will connect a remote cd/dvd drive and see what happen.

I have not used windows in years and Mac's have spoilt me in that everything is done for you in the OS

The only reason for doing this is because i came across some old games i played in the 90's. so i wiped the pc's drive of win7 and sort of burnt my bridges though i do still have the win7 install disc.

Installing ccleaner. :-)


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#3
January 12, 2021 at 10:32:54
Maybe some help

https://www.terabyteunlimited.com/k...

"Channeling the spirit of jboy..."


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#4
January 12, 2021 at 11:01:52
Do you have a basic dos boot disk - one with CD drivers included?

If so then you may be able to get things going that way?

I left windoze after XP for most purposes; but did retain it as win-7 in a dual boot on my Mac, for those occasions when I might find it useful.

Still thinking about win-10 in the same vein; though unless I buy a new Mac it will have to be (new) separate win-10 laptop. My current Mac(s) won't run win-10 - a graphics issue I think. Mac replacements in mind for later this year - when the next MacBook Pro emerges (allegedly a 14ins display version). The Mac Mini with the new M chip has yet to appear.

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#5
January 12, 2021 at 14:23:06
It shouldn't be a problem making a bootable CD. However the setup.xxx files, unless they were rewritten, assume you're installing from floppies. Directly copying them to a cd wouldn't help. If you can't get the installation to run from CD I suggest you do it manually--boot from the cd, fdisk, format and SYS the hard drive, as necessary. Create a DOS directory on the hard drive and use the EXPAND command to expand each dos file (Some are already expanded so they can be used prior to installation) and copy them to the DOS directory. You can create a basic config.sys and autoexec.bat with the EDIT command and use MEMMAKER to fine tune it. (Memmaker may create those two files if they don't exist. IDK, I've never tried it that way.) For cdrom support you have to add the cdrom driver in config.sys and MSCDEX in autoexec.bat.

Oh,and for mouse support, you need a mouse driver. Some load from config..sys and some from autoexec.bat. The ones that load from autoexec.bat are better.

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#6
January 12, 2021 at 15:28:42
This post has me wondering a little if we'll start discussing (in another thread) using CPM and whatever...; how to install that somewhere...

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#7
January 12, 2021 at 15:51:07
"... wondering a little if we'll start discussing (in another thread) using CPM and whatever...; how to install that somewhere..."

Not necessary. Already a hot forum at VCF:

http://www.vcfed.org/forum/forumdis...

"Channeling the spirit of jboy..."


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#8
January 12, 2021 at 16:53:41
Next it’ll be all about abacuses, Quipu, and cowrie shells...

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#10
January 12, 2021 at 17:14:58
"Next it’ll be all about abacuses, Quipu, and cowrie shells..."

Well done sir! 👍


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#11
January 12, 2021 at 17:31:13
And for the really gifted, grains of sand from Mongolia or the Sahara; or even White Sands, New Mexico. The latter are considered “hot” currency today...

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