Dual Boot DOS 6.22 and Windows 7

July 27, 2011 at 06:16:25
Specs: Windows 7 New Install
Can I use a SATA Hard Drive or do I have to use a IDE Hard Drive

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#1
July 27, 2011 at 07:00:07
I think you can use an SATA HDD set to IDE/compatibility mode in BIOS.

CoolGuy


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#2
July 27, 2011 at 08:10:55
Since DOS use the BIOS for all disk access I wouldn't have thought it would matter what type of disk it is or what mode it is set to. If the BIOS can see it then so can DOS.

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#3
July 27, 2011 at 10:03:45
I have been able to make a dual boot computer using an IDE cable but couldn't get it to work with a SATA cable.

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#4
July 27, 2011 at 11:12:42
http://neosmart.net/wiki/display/EB...


I'm not for sure why it doesn't work but this is what I found.


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#5
July 28, 2011 at 02:17:45
Did you try compatibility mode in BIOS for your SATA drive ? Does your BIOS have such an option in the first place ?

CoolGuy


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#6
July 29, 2011 at 18:06:40
The bios settiing would allow some smaller drives to be used. Dos is limited to a very small hard drive and partitions.

It would be much better to run a virtual machine or use dosbox.

Lacking that I'd get a 1G compact flash and attach it to a sata to cf adapter to install it that way. Better still to get a 256m cf if you can find it or less better.

1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.


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