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This Instructable was created to walk you through the steps required to install DOS 6.22 in VirtualBox. I know it is an old operating system, but it ...
First, you need to download and install the virtual machine, Oracle VirtualBox. It is a free download. https://www.virtualbox.org/
For your convienience, I have provided you with a link to download DOS 6.22. Just click on the link below. https://www.dropbox.com/sh/jzm0fbnb7fz526...
In this step, you will add a virtual machine that will run DOS 6.22. First, open VirtualBox At the top of the screen, you will see a button labeled ...
Right click on the virtual machine you just created and click settings. (I renamed mine DOS because I already had one nme DOS 6.22) Go to the "System...
Double click on the virtual machine that you created for DOS. (I renamed mine DOS because I already have one name DOS 6.22) Click on "Devices", mouse...
Congratulations! You should now have a working copy of MS-DOS version 6.22 running in VirtualBox! Leave comments at the appropriate step about anyth...
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Hey i'v got a problem.
if I boot DOS 5.0 in virtualbox I get in floppy drive A:\ and if I type "copy files to drive c:\" I'll get the message "too many parameters".
So how do I get in the c:\ drive?
type help and it will display all dos commands.
copy *.* C:\
File ready MS DOS.
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Of course DOS can use the internet. w/ appropriate drivers, esp in 32-bit Freedos Arachne can be lightning.
tbouve.....uh oh.....started 6.22 up and "no bootable medium found. System halted" was displayed. any suggestions? Thanks
Yeah that's all good and well but I allready did that
in the first place. So what now?
hi thanx dear i have done it just u told . but now how i can connect the usb in it through virtual box . i want to to copy a program from usb to the c drive of dos. and one more Q plz tell can i make partition in dos if yes plz snd the tutorial .. thanx alot
Btw English is not my mother language I'm from Holland
Hamraz you simply need to pack your folder into the .img file and mount as a floppy so you can see your files. You can also use "Devices -> Floppy Devices -> Choose a virtual floppy disk file". After inserted you simply go to drive a: and copy files to c:\
Small problem:After I installed MS-DOS, I went through the whole installation process, then I got to the DOS screen, the one that is much like today's CMD, and typed "WIN", which is the command to start Windows. This, however, did not register with the system. If you could help me resolve this issue, that would be great,
Ok, thank you. I realy appreciate it.
How do I make full screen work? Can't use the guest additions CD unless I (get ready for this) install CD drivers for DOS.
there is a key combo for fullscreen that I can't remember. VirtualBox's help or Google is the answer lol
I got dos installed and the commands seem to work. I cant figure out how to add programs to the virtual c drive or open dos programs stored on the real hard drive. I can see dos but cant use it to run programs. Whatever shall I do?
I did it! Don't have a picture but honest, I made it!
Now why exactly would you disable everything in the acceleration tab?
Nested Paging might not be useful to the average home user, but the processor virtualization extensions are always good.
This really helped and made the process so simple, especially if you have not done this before. Thanks!
Awesome, hey there's config.sys and autoexec.bat my old friends....and debug.exe...a fairly new friend, but an old one as well. hehe
Great instructions - got Virtualbox and DOS 6.22 installed under Win7 host without a problem.
Now for the newbie (toVM) question: how do I exchange files between the host and the VM? When I assign a host drive letter to the Floppy Device, DOS can't see it. The only drive letter that works in DOS is C:. I've also tried setting up a Shared Folder and mapping a Windows drive letter, but again, DOS doesn't see it. So at this point the VM is an orphan. Any help would be much appreciated!
The way I've always transferred files between my virtual machines and the host OS is by using .iso maker software. A Google search will yield results. Put all of the files you want to transfer inside the program, and create a floppy file (.img I believe) from the files. You can then point the floppy controller to the .img file, and transfer files from there. If you want to use CD image files (.iso), you need a DOS CD driver. Again, Google is your friend. The procedure is the same, except save the files as a CD image file (.iso). The only problem I can think of with setting up a shared folder is that the hard drive in your computer is formatted as NTFS, rather than FAT. I'm not 100% sure if DOS can read NTFS drives or not.
It would be great if the file in Dropbox will be again available. The link seems to be not working any more. Really appreciate an update. Thanks. DonCam46
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