Thanks Bipolar Jun 16, 2005 #18 alphnumeric TS Rookie Posts: 173 If you are going to let windows handle the bootloader then you need to install windows 98 first. Repeat for the 2nd and 3rd disks, except they do not need to be Start Up disks, but need labels(as above) of DISK(6spaces)2 and DISK(6spaces)3. More reading at http://www.win.tue.nl/~aeb/partitions/partition_types-2.htmlBy wanting to boot DOS you learn about limitations and pitfalls. The 3 compressed floppy install disks for MS-DOS 6 5. http://pseudoblog.net/dual-boot/dual-boot-2-drives-ok-but-get-ntldr-when-i-change-boot-bios-settings.html
Best is 7.10 (from win98se) but incomplete, that you could extract from win98se media, but I suppose you don't know how to do it. In fact, DOS can only handle FAT12 and FAT16, and since FAT16 has a size limit of around 2GB, it won't be very useful. I'm like a mule... If i use the XP disk to do partions the 98 says there are errors and has to fix them and won't install. http://www.thpc.info/dual/xp2knt/dual_dos32_on_xp2k-ntfs.html
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it's just that the vendors are reluctant to move from DOS to Windows because they say the background services cause inconsistencies. But, if the NTLDR is in charge and I try to choose DOS from the menu, it won't boot. And how long did it take, and how noisy is the process? #12 Caa2 Max Output Level: 0 dBFS Total Posts : 31198 Joined: 2004/07/09 20:02:20 Status: offline RE: Dual Boot? I am hoping to be able to boot it before adding anything else to the partition.
Nov 27, 2003 #3 Spike TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 2,168 Many thanks for the replies. If you hard disc is bigger than 64GB you'll need a newer copy of fdsk see my earlier post for suggested sizes. For that, I apologize, and also if this is too long and over-explained.So, how shall I proceed? https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-dual-boot-windows-xp-and-dos-6-22.82157/ Once downloaded, most of the files would probably be transferred to the external, but they'll need a temporary home on the internal.
don't nead the DOS partition, thought i had to have it to dual boot. how to add DOS to XP install? For a trial boot you do not need to alter config.sys, but autoexec.bat can be usefully added to. Boot.ini should look like: [boot loader] timeout=10 default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT [operating systems] multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT="WinXP on IDE-0" /fastdetect multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINNT="WinXP on IDE-1" /fastdetect note that rdisk is your harddisk number (starting from 0) note that partition
Do NOT change the original, boot.ini, in the root directory, back to read-only. 1.2.3 Copying a DOS editing program to the NTFS4DOS floppy The 1st disk of the 3 MS-DOS 6 But as stupid as it may look, it would be illegal if I upload MS-DOS, IBM-DOS, DR-DOS, etc, even if they are not for sale nowadays. REN D:\BOOT.INI BOOT.OLD Now do COPY A:\BOOT.INI That puts a copy, of our safe copy, on the NTFS4DOS floppy, back into the root directory of the Windows partition on the hard Nov 29, 2003 #12 Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 5,734 +7 I believe that alphnumeric is right.
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You could just be sure to keep this disc in a safe place until such time that it's needed. If I boot from DOS floppy and run the command "BOOTPART DOS622 BOOT:C:", the computer will boot to DOS normally (no XP). i don't have an A: drive.
Install WXP 2. Jun 17, 2005 #22 IronDuke TS Rookie Posts: 856 realblackstuff said: I think $10-15 for a floppy drive would be a worthwile investment. When I'm happy with it all, I'll re-structure my drives anyway. It will delete a non-FAT logical partition when you had actually told it to delete a FAT partition somewhere farther down the chain of logical partitions.
how to add DOS to XP install? 2009/07/18 10:47:45 (permalink) Ok I have a bootable FreeDos CD disk. by katie alice / March 2, 2007 6:54 AM PST In reply to: Well OK. Thanks, Bipolar Jun 17, 2005 #21 RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503 I think $10-15 for a floppy drive would be a worthwile investment. http://pseudoblog.net/dual-boot/dual-boot-need-soft-restart-for-successful-boot.html If it boots, all is well.
Newer Than: Search this thread only Search this forum only Display results as threads Useful Searches Recent Posts More... Thread Status: Not open for further replies. And I have no idea what caused the crash which makes me absolutely furious and further heightens my distrust of [and malice towards] Windows.I desired to use DOS because it's the