manually installing MSDOS...

Chuck Guzis cclist at sydex.com
Wed Mar 15 17:42:10 CST 2006


On 3/15/2006 at 5:20 PM Jim Leonard wrote:

>Hell, you can get most of the good stuff on a 360K disk if you try hard 
>enough.  One of my favorite tricks is to use ARK (K. Heidenstrom), which 
>is a .COM archiver and execution stub, to stick all the .COM files I 
>need into a single .EXE, then compress the .EXE with pklite or lzexe or 
>similar.  format.com, fdisk.com, and sys.com all go in there, as do a 
>4KB editor and other utils.

Many of the files can be easily compressed without archiving using LZEXE or
one of its relatives.  When you put your mind to it, it's amazing what will
go on a single diskette.

Cheers,
Chuck





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