manually installing MSDOS...

Jim Leonard trixter at oldskool.org
Wed Mar 15 20:39:26 CST 2006


Chuck Guzis 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

Yes, but you gain more space by putting them all into a single archive 
and compressing the entire thing; that way it's not constantly 
restarting the dictionary for each file.
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