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Old 11-03-2008, 06:06 AM   #1
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Default Creating a DOS 6.22 install CD

Does anyone know where I can find information on creating a DOS 6.22 installation CD. Using google I found various possible options but not the seamless method I want.

Basically just like a windows installation a want to put the CD in and it boots up from the CD and runs the full installation I suppose I would have to press enter when it asks for the Disks 1,2 and 3 but thats okay.

I'm sure this must have been discussed before but I cant find any related threads.

Edit: Does an OEM DOS 6.22 CD exist?
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Old 11-03-2008, 12:53 PM   #2
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There is a bootable DOS 7.1 installation CD. You could perhaps use its boot record?
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Old 11-03-2008, 01:22 PM   #3
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You can create one using PowerISO.
You need to copy all the contenue of the 3 MSDos 6 setup flops on the CD (whitout using folders) and add a bootable sector.
You can extract/add the bootfile from the first MSDos flop using PowerISO and add the boot info to the CD.

By booting into the CD the CDDrive will automatically become your A drive.

I know it works with PowerISO, but it won't work with all CD editing progs, as many only will boot allright, but you will not be able to access the files on the CD. It needs a specific file/CD structure to achieve that.
WinISO probably also can do that.(Not 100% sure ....).

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....Does an OEM DOS 6.22 CD exist?
Not that I know.
There were some OEM DOS6.22 floppys from IBM, but no CD.
And Compaq I thought.
Some archivers/shells were add on those.
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Old 11-03-2008, 08:27 PM   #4
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You can also do it with Nero 6 (not sure about 5, didn't use that one), which is eventually easier, by selecting CD-ROM (boot). Then you go to the Boot tab, click on Enable Expert Settings (for advanced users only) and select for Kind of emulation Floppy Emulation 1.44MB (or 2.88MB if you have such a floppy and drive) and leave the rest below it untouched.
For Source of boot image data above select the floppy drive where you have the bootable floppy in. As for the rest of the floppies, as Dosraider told you'll need to copy them onto the CD without folders. When prompted to insert the next floppy, just select the CD drive.

Oh, and as for CD-Rom support, you would need to put some Dos driver for CD-Rom on the bootable floppy and insert a loading line in config.sys (devicehigh=driver.sys /d:mscd0001 for example), since the Ms-Dos floppies don't have one by default. This one should do finely, scroll down until you find the line:
CDROM.EXE Universal IDE CD-ROM Driver for MS-DOS & Windows (By OAK Technologies) 162KB

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Old 11-03-2008, 08:33 PM   #5
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No, Scatty. No need to add cd drivers to boot from CD.
That's the whole trick, when booting from CD it will act as A-floppy drive, not as CD drive. Even your prompt will show as A:\.
It's taken care of in the BIOS.

Only older CDDrives and BIOS -(first ones)- can not achieve this. And adding CD lines won't help neither, they simply can't boot from CD.

Or i must have misunderstood what you meant.....
He's asking for a bootable CD, not boot from floppy and read a CD.
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Old 12-03-2008, 05:44 AM   #6
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Thanks for the replys when I get some time I'm gonna try dosraider's method. managed to install DOS 6.22 finally it took 12 floppys(9 bad disks) and had to replace the floppy drive to get up and running.

Will definately need to install it again in the future and by then i'll probably only have cd's to work with.

As the fifth horseman said there is a DOS 7.10 CD installation but I just dont trust a version ripped from a windows installation even though i could't find anyone with complaints about it.
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