There is one available from the same site. I don’t see how installing 6. I’m not sure how you intend to use it but dos installations aren’t picky about being moved from computer to computer as are windows versions. Basically, I’m just trying to use newer technology to make ancient technology. Therefore, I don’t really understand everything that needs to be in Autoexec.

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MS-DOS 6.22 from usb to HDD

Ultimately, I want to know can this work with all of the stuff out there for DOS? For example, you may have a BIOS.

Yes, for example I copied QuickBasic 4. At least in some cases, booting from the floppy image requires features implemented in BIOS.

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Use Question Form such as ” Why? Net cannot verify the validity of the statements made on this site. If your eventual goal is to get 6.

Most external drives are going to be much larger so you end up with many logical drives or wasted space. For all I know I did it wrong and eos of these ways are possible options when done correctly.


Hashim 3, 6 30 So it may work. But I suppose your previous searches have found a lot of that.

MS-DOS from usb to HDD

I’ve tested the following versions of Rufus from this link:. The disk emulation persists beyond merely booting–it would be useless if it didn’t, since a full bootup requires accessing files after the initial boot. Thousands of users waiting to help! The information on Computing.

My set-up is ancient technology that has to have 6. I’ve never tried it that way.

Also, I was able to get them to start “initializing drives” but then they would fail. The FreeDOS developers indicate that they are unwilling to address this incompatibility. Then you can put the original XP drive back in. I found out that there is something called a boot sector that has to be present.

However, your suggestion seems genius. Also if you did find a desktop to install dos on you could remove its drive after the install and put it in an external case and set it up as above.


They often require you to boot into DOS to run the utility. I’m not sure if you can boot from one drive and then copy a second drive to a third drive.

You can probably find an old P-4 desktop at a garage sale or thrift shop. I’d really appreciate the clarifications, thanks. Other options would be to get a new laptop drive and swap it in to do ush dos install and then maybe put it in an external enclosure.

Did you try using Rufus v 1. I used this bc it said no driver required.

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I don’t see how installing 6. Newer dos version should be just as easy hard? Here are the steps I took: First of all, I really appreciate the replies.