Is MS-DOS, PC DOS and DR-DOS vintage enough to count?
lproven at gmail.com
Thu Jul 28 13:57:08 CDT 2016
I'm experimenting with some old DOS versions, notably PC DOS, in VirtualBox.
I have a PC-DOS 2000 system with DesqView and DesqView/X working
fairly well -- no networking yet but I'm working on it.
I am also trying to get a DR-DOS 8 VM up and running. DR-DOS 7.03 is
no problem, but I've had no joy getting DR-DOS 8.1 to install to hard
disk. It's reluctant to SYS a hard disk, and when it did, it
mis-diagnosed it as FAT-12 and wouldn't boot. Using Norton DiskTools,
I've managed to transfer the system files, but they display the
... and then it freezes.
Can this late version, mainly used for utility floppies, actually boot
from HD & be used like a normal DOS?
And although I've not tried it yet, the same question applies to PC
DOS 7.1, the early-noughties version that can understand FAT32 and
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