MS-Dos with CD support

Discussion in 'PC Technical Talk' started by scbs29, Aug 23, 2014.

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    scbs29 Guest

    Hello all
    Can anyone help ?
    I am trying to install MS-DOS 6 with CD support into a VMWare virtual
    machine.
    I have a set of MS-DOS 6 images to create a vm but they do not have CD
    access.
    I cannot copy from the host or USB stick and naturally have no net
    access from MS-DOS.
    I have looked on the web but the only copies that appear to do what I
    want are full of malware.
     
    scbs29, Aug 23, 2014
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    Ed Cryer Guest

    Get a copy of WinXP, put that in your VM, and use the command prompt.

    Ed
     
    Ed Cryer, Aug 23, 2014
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    Adrian C Guest

    You do have a floppy drive emulated via VMWare.

    The bottom of
    http://www.hiren.info/downloads/dos-files

    has vide-cdd.sys which I think should work.

    Also have a look at http://www.bootdisk.com/bootdisk.htm

    These are known popular sites that are unlikely to be malware infested,
    but I hear your concern.
     
    Adrian C, Aug 23, 2014
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    Graham J Guest

    Why?

    Perhaps there's a good reason ...

    If so, do you want an old real machine that might work? I'm throwing
    some out but there are still a few left ... Currently they have XP Pro.
     
    Graham J, Aug 23, 2014
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    Henry Law Guest

    ISTR that this just needed a simple file added to DOS, and an entry in
    AUTOEXEC.BAT.
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/825426
    If you put mscdex.exe onto a virtual floppy can you not then attach that
    image to the VM, just as you would at one time have taken out the boot
    disk and put in the other one? Or, come to that, attach it to the VM as
    a second diskette drive, B:

    I know you can create floppy images directly (i.e. without a physical
    drive) in Linux; presumably Windows (if that's what you're using) can do
    it too.
     
    Henry Law, Aug 23, 2014
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    Rob Morley Guest

    Can't you just mount a native folder as a drive on the DOS machine?
     
    Rob Morley, Aug 23, 2014
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