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How can I create a "Dos only box"?

 
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2003 11:43 am     Post subject: How can I create a "Dos only box"? Reply with quote

Hi there...
As per the suggestions of the "Making old games run in XP" page, I want to convert my old pentium to a dos-only box. How can I do this? It has Windows 95, currently. I want to retain the drivers, but want a dos only machine - so that the complaints of "Require 540k of memory to run" will go away!
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2003 12:29 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

um... i think this should be elsewhere... ie: Getting Games to work, or Hardware
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2003 12:51 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

>MOVED<
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2003 12:55 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

....
What the fuck are you doing here?
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2003 2:20 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

1. Buy MS-DOS. (5.0 or never)
2. Take off memory untill it's 64 Mb high.
2. Put disk 1 to drive.
3. Turn power ON.
4. Set up memory in BIOS.
5. Boot
6. Type fdisk (press Enter)
7. Partiate har disk to 512 MB drives. Give 'em letter c, e, f,...
8. Boot
9. Type format c: /s (Enter)
10. Format all other drives without parameter /s.
11. Install DOS to drive c:
12. Boot
13. If text 'operating system not found' or like appears, Put disk 1 to drive, go to it ,type sys c: and boot.
14. Type c:
15. Type md temp
16. Followin' lines are REGUIRED:

autoexec.bat:

set temp=c:\temp
set path=c:\dos

config.sys:

dos=high,umb
c:\dos\himem.sys
c:\dos\emm386.exe auto ram
lastdrive=x
rem x is letter o' last drive

These are files thou begin with. Read DOS manual for further information.
I'm not sure 'bout order o' formattin' and fdisk. Manual is.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2003 2:42 pm     Post subject: Hmmm...slight money shortage Reply with quote

I'm afraid I don't have any money.
What did you mean, Thunderer?
And I'm sorry I put this in the wrong forum Ashamed
Also, this machine already has only 64mb in it Shit-Eating Grin
Would Freedos work?
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2003 5:29 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

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What did you mean, Thunderer?
He was talking to me. No worries, mate, hyuk, eh? (woohoo, American-Australian-Canadian hybrid!)
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2003 8:12 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Sheesh, keep your knicker-bockers on there, Goat.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2003 9:49 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

I dunno what programs and commands it has, but I do 'bout MS-'. Trust me, it's very easy to use. Thou may find it from flee market or paper.
It costs only couble o' bucks. Celebratory
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