Shared Folder and Additions in DOS

Discussion in 'Virtual PC' started by Delta1, Oct 6, 2005.

  1. Delta1

    Delta1 Guest


    I looked around for an answer to this but was unable to find one. I am
    trying to run dos in virtual pc. I have done what I believe are the proper
    procedures, which include me getting a boot disk of ms dos 6.22 from, and I end up with the prompt. I am in a: drive and installed
    the dos additions using the instructions in the help, however, I was never
    prompter to accept the installation by pressing Y; it just told me that I
    have sucessfully installed the vm additions.

    Now I release the additions from the floppy disk, a:, drive and do a reset
    using host+r. Now when i come back to the same screen, I right click the
    folder icon to access shared folders and in the settings it tells me it is
    not installed.

    Thus I would very much appreciate any assistance.

    Delta1, Oct 6, 2005
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  2. Hi,

    I installed DOS and use the additions under DOS with the following procedure:
    - create a set of floppy images from the 4 DOS 6.22 floppies (4'th may not
    be necessary)
    - create empty DOS guest system (after applying SP1 to Virtual PC 2004)
    - capture 1'st DOS-floppy image to VPC
    - start DOS guest to boot from 1'st DOS floppy image to start full DOS
    installation on guest
    - DOS installation will prompt for the 2'nd/3'rd floppy, then release
    DOS-floppy image, and capture the 2'd (3'rd) one
    - after completion, boot complete DOS on guest
    - capture Virtual machine additions floppy image
    - install additions

    So I first installed a complete "virgin" DOS-system on the guest, before
    applying the additions.

    augustus_meyer, Oct 7, 2005
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  3. Delta1

    Delta1 Guest

    Thanks for the information on how you did it and I appreciate your prompt

    I am going to try it now that I have some time, and I am sure it will work.

    Delta1, Oct 7, 2005
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