Is MS-DOS, PC DOS and DR-DOS vintage enough to count?
billdegnan at gmail.com
Tue Aug 2 09:19:53 CDT 2016
On Tue, Aug 2, 2016 at 10:06 AM, Noel Chiappa <jnc at mercury.lcs.mit.edu>
> > From: Chuck Guzis
> > I routinely use Win98SE for my DOS tasks--it boots into DOS quite
> > nicely if you edit the MSDOS.SYS file to say BootGUI=0.
> That's considerably more elegant than the way I use, to get my 98SE boxes
> boot into DOS to start with (which I prefer, in case I want to do anything
> that requires Windows not to be running, e.g. disk repairs); I just
> 'WIN.COM' to 'LOSE.COM'. So I get an error message grumbling that it can't
> find WIN.COM, and then it falls into DOS.
> Of course, my way, I do get the ineffable pleasure of saying "LOSE" to
> Windows, every time I boot the machines. Never gets old.
I built a dual-boot Win 2000 / DOS 6 Pentium III box, gives me the choice
which OS to boot to upon boot. My A drive is a 5 1/4" drive, B drive is a
8 in drive. I like WIn 2000 a lot better than Win 98. There are still
tentacles to modernity with 2000 a good bridge system.
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