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How to create a MS-DOS 6.22 VMWare image?

MS-DOS is... I wouldn't talk, It's too long story
So let's get started!
You need:
Windows, Mac OS or Linux(Linux has VMWare too)
Intel VT or AMD VT technology in your processor(required)
(don't worry, all new laptops and computers have it)
VMWare Player or another version(VirtualBox will not work,because MS-DOS floppies are unknown for it)
MS-DOS 3x floppy installers: <-- All disk images are original(imma pirate ;))
1# http://db.tt/lZnz0Nll

2# http://db.tt/M2X4vm6N

3# http://db.tt/oDoECQj3
Norton Commander v5.51 installers
1# http://db.tt/tp0rqERY

2# https://db.tt/wPuQlnCI

3# https://db.tt/hczUgNIE

EDIT: I fixed Norton Commander links, sorry :P

Maybe Administrator rights
If you ask, yes, this is my dropbox with my files in that picture

 
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Step 1: Creating a Virtual Machine

Create new machine and set type to other -> DOS
You can see settings on picture, except floppy
If you're a blind, read configuration:
32MB memory
Processor:same ### NB! Turn off binary translation! or your computer temperature will rise! ###
1GB Hard disk SCSI
CD\DVD: auto detect
Floppy: Use MS-DOS 6.22 1#
network: NAT
sound: same
display: same

Step 2: Starting MS-DOS...

Picture of Starting MS-DOS...
I remind you set floppy drive to "Connected at power on" to boot
Installation is easy. If you have fast computer, installation(and maybe games,programs what you want to run) will be fast(and too fast).
If it asks floppy 2#(or 3#), press Ctrl+Alt and Right-click floppy. Click settings and browse for Disk 2#(or 3#)
Save settings(click OK) and continue
If you want to use Norton Commander(NC), do that same thing again

Step 3: Drivers and more!

Picture of Drivers and more!
Now, you have to install mouse driver
CuteMouse: http://cutemouse.sourceforge.net/
CD-ROM: http://db.tt/ZI8crDgQ  #instructions are in archive file
How to install them?
download this boot disk: http://db.tt/KWAc6Blv
and boot it
use Folder2Iso : http://db.tt/UGBwhV3K  #or google it
Create folder like "CD-rom" and put cutemouse and stuff to it
open Folder2Iso and make iso from that folder
Open created ISO as vmware cd-rom
go to your virtual machine, what is booted from boot disk
Type R: and copy things to c:\dos
Add those lines,what are in instructions to Config.sys and Autoexec.bat
Disconnect floppy
Now reboot your VM(Virtual Machine -> Send Ctrl+Alt+Del)
Now you have working CD-ROM drive
mikroskeem (author) 9 days ago

If anyone is interested, I found bunch of utilities and drivers for Win3.1. I found alse WFWG! Dropbox link(I think I never delete those):

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/pr08fhqogpcphvb/AAAuKxx-IE_lHedqdXpSHJUqa/Windows3.1

Loughlan made it!3 months ago

Here are the screenshots of it working (have added networking)

vmware-dos-622.jpgvmware-win311.jpgvmware-win311-2.jpg
mikroskeem (author)  Loughlan9 days ago

Wow dude how the hell did you get networking!? That's nice!

I remember when I tried to get networking on Win3.1 under CVS-DosBox

Hi Loughlan,

I wonder if you can help me. I have my WFWG disks from my old Gateway 2k computer I purchased in the 90's. My Disk 6 is corrupt and will not read. Can you help me out with Disk 6?

asteng889 days ago

Hi,

Awesome post. one problem, disks 2 and 3 for Norton Commander are the DOS disks 2 and 3 images. Any chance you can correct this. Also I have Laplink 4 if your interested.

Loughlan3 months ago

Nice work! Great one!

Only issues, Files for the 2nd and 3rd Norton commander disk seem to be the DOS installers.

Also instructions as to how to add mouse support from cutemouse not clear. Couldn't get mouse working

Would love to get Windows 3.1 instructions as an additonal.

mikroskeem (author)  Loughlan3 months ago
run "ctmouse" command. It should work if you copied it into c:\DOS
Win3.1 tutorital is coming soon :)

Got mouse working already, copied and added to autoexec.

Have also added win3.11 (with networking)
Drivers for vmware thanks to http://vmware0.tripod.com/

Loughlan Loughlan3 months ago

Once again, thanks dude.