FULL Ms Dos 6.22 .img Files (works With Virtual Box And Vm Ware) _TOP_
I'm also trying to install DOS 6.22. So, I'm trying to follow along here and most of the explanations are clear -- I obtained a copy of rawread.exe and created images (*.img) files of my original DOS 6.22 diskettes.
FULL Ms Dos 6.22 .img Files (works With Virtual Box And Vm Ware)
I am curious if this is possible somehow? I could easily make a 6.22 floppy boot disk but I've discovered I don't have a single working 1.44 disk at the moment. So is there anyway to transfer the system files to an externally connected hard drive (with USB adapter) from my modern Win7 machine using Dos box or anything?
Basically I have my dos 6.22 floppy image files on my win 7 machine. I can hook up my hard drive that I am using for my dos 6.22 build to the win7 machine with a ide to USB adapter. I want to basically install dos 6.22 onto this drive using the dos image files on my win7 machine if that possible.
You are right then you have dos 7, i don't read the 6.22 in the title cause i always use dos 7.(I only have 1 machine with dos 6.22 and even there i use files from dos 7 on it, e.g. himem.sys, cause. himem.sys from dos 6.22 does only find 23 MB of my 48 MB Ram installed)
There's really very little you can do with MS-DOS 6.22 that you can't do just as well with DOS 7.x, unless you really want the full MS-DOS 6.22 installation. (But then, there's not necessarily all that much in an MS-DOS 6.22 installation that's necessarily useful.)
I recall I made a bootable MSDOS floppy image with all necessary tools to partition a hard drive, format it, and transfer system files (fdisk, format, sys), and some way to copy rest of the files that go into DOS directory. Depending on what you need, it could be laplink or interlink to transfer files over serial or parallel connection, or terminal software to transfer files with modem protocols like zmodem, or just CD-ROM drivers to unzip from the actual CD-rom volume. Then that floppy image can be used as a bootable floppy or bootable CD-ROM image.
I don't normally get into these discussions, however I have been programming for 32 years and remember DOS 6.22. You are correct there are lots of reasons someone might need an old OS to do testing and run programs and batch files, not to mention data files in DOS. 6.22 only came in upgrade form, it was a secondary release to patch problems with encrypting/compressing HDDs, if memory serves. I thin for a final release they had an install pack of 6 floppy's for 6.22, but it was long ago. Back then storage space was a major issue, not like today. I'll stay to the point, I has recently loaded DOS 5, 6, and 6.21, then 6.22 on Parallels to train someone. I don't like to post links to other sites, but I will even if u never see this, someone else might need it.
In addition to DOSBox, I keep a running collection of DOS 6.22 + Windows 3.1 images for MS Virtual PC 2007 and VMware 6.x. Since these are known, unchanging machines, I am posting my DOS boot files below for everyone to use or critique. (I've also played with QEMU, Parallels and VirtualBox, but none of them are as compatible or stable as VPC & VMware Workstation.)
While both Microsoft and VMware emulate the 440BX chipset, they are not fully compatible with real machines. This is most evident in alternate memory managers and disk caching programs. Quarterdeck's QEMM386 and Qualitas 386Max flat out don't work. They will crash the VM. I've had good luck with UMBPCI, which is a great way to create UMB's without forcing the processor into protected mode like EMM386. Nevertheless, I use both in my boot files since in some cases I want to use expanded memory.
My VPC image uses DOS 6.22 and Windows 3.1. Since VPC comes with their fshare program, I can use that to transfer files between the VM and host. With VMware Workstation, I use WFWG 3.11 and do it through Windows file sharing. I don't care that I "only" use Windows 3.1 with VPC since I don't surf the Internet with either VM. That would just be an exercise in torture.
I loaded up Qemu Manager 7.0 which comes with QEMU 0.11.1 and tried a DOS 6.22/Win3.1 installation that I had not used in awhile. It seems a lot better now, although Windows is still not as stable as VPC or Vmware. But as an added bonus, I can install 386MAX 7.02 and it doesn't crash the VM!! This is quite an improvement since last time.
There are a few solutions for this. One is Winimage. If you want to have a floppy drive image attached to your modern OS though and have software interact with it, ImDisk is a good choice. It creates a virtual drive and assigns a letter to it. Not only can it read "PC-type" floppy images but also CD-ROMS and hard drives.
So, if running intel-based software from floppy disk images in a 32-bit Windows 10 environment is a problem for you, Oracle VM VirtualBox (at least at the time of writing) seems to solve it. If you just want to move files, try Winimage. If you want the OS and programs to interact with your disk image then ImDisk will do the job.
On microcomputers based on the Intel 8086 and 8088 processors, including the IBM PC and clones, the initial competition to the PC DOS/MS-DOS line came from Digital Research, whose CP/M operating system had inspired MS-DOS. In fact, there remains controversy as to whether QDOS was more or less plagiarized from early versions of CP/M code. Digital Research released CP/M-86 a few months after MS-DOS, and it was offered as an alternative to MS-DOS and Microsoft's licensing requirements, but at a higher price. Executable programs for CP/M-86 and MS-DOS were not interchangeable with each other; many applications were sold in both MS-DOS and CP/M-86 versions until MS-DOS became preponderant (later Digital Research operating systems could run both MS-DOS and CP/M-86 software). MS-DOS originally supported the simple .COM, which was modeled after a similar but binary-incompatible format known from CP/M-80. CP/M-86 instead supported a relocatable format using the file extension .CMD to avoid name conflicts with CP/M-80 and MS-DOS .COM files. MS-DOS version 1.0 added a more advanced relocatable .EXE executable file format.
MS-DOS 6.0 and 6.20 were released in 1993, both including the Microsoft DoubleSpace disk compression utility program. Stac successfully sued Microsoft for patent infringement regarding the compression algorithm used in DoubleSpace. This resulted in the 1994 release of MS-DOS 6.21, which had disk compression removed. Shortly afterwards came version 6.22, with a new version of the disk compression system, DriveSpace, which had a different compression algorithm to avoid the infringing code.
The 16-bit versions of Windows (up to 3.11) ran as a Graphical User Interface (GUI) on top of MS-DOS. With Windows 95, 98, and Me, the role of MS-DOS was reduced to a boot loader according to Microsoft, with MS-DOS programs running in a virtual DOS machine within 32-bit Windows, with ability to boot directly into MS-DOS retained as a backward compatibility option for applications that required real mode access to the hardware, which was generally not possible within Windows. The command line accessed the DOS command line (usually COMMAND.COM) through a Windows module (WINOLDAP.MOD).[clarification needed]
The introduction of Windows 3.0 in 1990, with an easy-to-use graphical user interface, marked the beginning of the end for the command-line driven MS-DOS. With the release of Windows 95 (and continuing in the Windows 9x product line through to Windows Me), an integrated version of MS-DOS was used for bootstrapping, troubleshooting, and backwards-compatibility with old DOS software, particularly games, and no longer released as a standalone product. In Windows 95, the DOS, called MS-DOS 7, can be booted separately, without the Windows GUI; this capability was retained through Windows 98 Second Edition. Windows Me removed the capability to boot its underlying MS-DOS 8.0 alone from a hard disk, but retained the ability to make a DOS boot floppy disk (called an "Emergency Boot Disk") and can be hacked to restore full access to the underlying DOS. On December 31, 2001, Microsoft declared all versions of MS-DOS 6.22 and older obsolete and stopped providing support and updates for the system. As MS-DOS 7.0 was a part of Windows 95, support for it also ended when Windows 95 extended support ended on December 31, 2001. As MS-DOS 7.10 and MS-DOS 8.0 were part of Windows 98 and Windows ME respectively, support ended when Windows 98 and ME extended support ended on July 11, 2006, thus ending support and updates of MS-DOS from Microsoft.
Due to the historical nature of the software, Microsoft will not accept any pull requests to the code; only pull requests for modified and translated documentation will be accepted. Users, however, are allowed and fully encouraged to fork the repository containing the MS-DOS source code and make their own modifications, and do whatever they like with it.
WPDOS can be run under Linux through the use of the DOSEMU softwarethat allows DOS to be booted in a virtual machine. Almost all features ofWPDOS work extremely well. You can open large files, print to any printerthat works with Linux, and even view WPDOS 6.x graphics in high-resolutionVESA modes. DOSEMU lets you run WPDOS either in a window on the Linux desktop (more or less as WPDOS runs as a window on the Windows desktop) or in a traditional full-screen mode. In modern computers, DOSEMU'sfull-screen (console) mode provides probably the closest possible match to the experience of running WPDOS on an ancient DOS-based computer.
A prebuilt VMware virtual machine that runs Ubuntu Linux and DOSEMU: If you wish to use a prebuilt system that runs Ubuntu Linux with DOSEMU, I have prepared a virtual machine that you can download in this1GB ZIP DosemuLucid.zip archive (revised 17 July 2010 to support printing; apologies to anyone who downloaded an earlier version). The archive contains a complete VMware virtual machine that runs a minimal version of Ubuntu Linux 10.04 ("Lucid Lynx") with DOSEMU installed in it. It does not include WordPerfect itself, which you must install by yourself, using your own copy of WordPerfect. This minimal Ubuntu installation contains no application software; you should feel free to install Firefox or AbiWord or some other software that can be used to convert WordPerfect files into more modern formats, but there is no need to do so.