Solved How to create bootable MS-DOS 6.22 CD

Microsoft Windows xp home edition with s...
May 17, 2010 at 06:50:15
Specs: Windows XP, Intel P4 1.6 GZ
I have saved setup old files for MS DOS 6.22 on my hdd & now want to create MS DOS discs but when running the setup.exe it is asking for A: floopy disc & I don't have floppys anymore??? I tried to create CD ROM by copying the same files into NERO but it will still ask to create floppy disc. How can I use the old MS DOS 6.22 files to run from CD ROM ???

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#1
May 17, 2010 at 08:20:11
You can't. The floppy disks had hidden boot files on them. You should have made an image of the floppies instead of just copying them.

go to http://www.bootdisk.com/bootdisk.htm and you can download images of boot floppies.


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#2
May 17, 2010 at 09:36:18
More to the point, download an image which will make a boot CD.


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#3
May 17, 2010 at 11:24:49
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Just a small clarification ...

More to the point, download an image (from THIS LINK) which will make a boot CD.

More importantly You must keep in mind that DOS will not be able to see the HDD if it is formatted in NTFS.


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#4
May 17, 2010 at 12:40:38
Sure, but that's not what was asked.

If it's FAT32 it won't see it either. But that's not what was asked either.


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#5
May 17, 2010 at 12:45:41
If you saved them as an image they would work.If you simply saved the data you'd need to get a boot floppy image and add in your files. There are three files on the first floppy that are in a special order and place.I guess you could manually place them but a normal copy doesn't even see them as they were hidden files.


You dd a floppy or take an image of a floppy created with rawread or such and burn it as track one of the cd in linux or beos or macos or in windows with nero with a .cue file.

You could use nero if you have a .cue file
A .cue file is simply a text file that you make with notepad or so and save as burncd.cue or such.
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Something like this.
FILE "bootfloppy.img" BINARY
TRACK 01 MODE1/2048
INDEX 01 00:00:00
POSTGAP 00:02:00
FILE "system.img" BINARY
TRACK 02 MODE1/2048
INDEX 01 00:00:00
POSTGAP 00:02:00

System image would be any of the data that you'd want to have available. Could be simply files to cd image.

Double click on the .cue file and nero builds the cd. The files have to be in the path or in same directory as .cue to work.

Could go to a boot site that maybe has it already built.

Long way. http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/conve...

http://www.nu2.nu/bootcd/

Do search for "burn floppy bootable to cd" and you get about a million hits.

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#6
May 19, 2010 at 08:37:30
Thanks for your post.
I am trying to install Linux on this new hdd.

I downloaded duze bootloader & still nothing happens.
Is there a specific link to follow step by step instructions for boot loader & how to setup ANY new Operating System on a Internal / External hdd (for Internal I know how to do it - using Win XP SP2 setup CD.
Its not reading any bootloader & I don't have floppy drive to boot from to get format options for insalling MS DOS or create partitions on new hdd.
Any help appreciated.


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#7
May 19, 2010 at 09:19:26
There's no 1-size-fits-all installation guide.

I don't know why you want to run DOS to set up linux or XP.

If your CD drive doesn't work, you can start by fixing thay.


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#8
May 19, 2010 at 10:04:54
The thing is need to create 4 partitions on a new IDE hdd
which just purchased for the old laptop. Now the problem is I
managed to create 4 partitions : a- mtgs, b- fat32, c-fat32, d-
blank for Linux install
BUT the problem when inserting the new hdd in old laptop
nothing happens,
it doesn't read from hdd drive, unable to see 4 partitions,
from BIOS I save the settings which see the new hdd
when running win xp install cd it reads the new hdd as 131gb
Free space when it should be 320gb w/ 4 partitions
when using the old hdd putting back in the laptop
& inserting the new hdd(320gb) from USB - all happens
Win xp explored asks to format new hdd - now I have
Already formatted so why is it asking to re- format?
Goal-install linux
My options : either boot from USB using boot loader if
someone canguide step by step instructions?
OR
insert the new hdd replacing old hdd in old laptop?

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#9
May 19, 2010 at 10:15:26
This is getting more confused by the minute and seems to have nothing to do with the subject.

The laptop isn't going to see any partitions on the new HD until an OS boots.


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#10
May 22, 2010 at 10:36:14
Ok thanks everybody....still unable to find bootable cd, I
understand ntfs partitions won't be able to read from ms dos
however is there cd to download from Internet like msdos to
read newer hdd's for users to format ?

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