VM Additions and DOS 6.22

Discussion in 'Virtual PC' started by Richard K, Nov 24, 2005.

  1. Richard K

    Richard K Guest

    Hi,

    3 questions if I may... (I have XP Pro, I've managed to get DOS 6.22
    installed).

    I have an old DOS application that I'd like to run.... I have a copy of the
    old hard disk on the host machine, am I right in thinking I can use the
    shared folders option in VM Additions ? But can't get VM Additions working at
    all.

    When I start the VM I'm asked for the boot disk, any way around this?

    When the VM boots up I can no longer use the a: drive, is there a reason for
    this or have I missed somthing?

    Any advice would be most welcome.
     
    Richard K, Nov 24, 2005
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  2. Hi,

    To move any OS from a hard disk to the hard disk in another computer (even
    if it's virtual), you'll need to image it to the new drive. Note that the
    hardware in your guest machine is likely different, so you may want to
    disable/remove any hardware-specific settings in the DOS machine. After
    that, install the DOS VM Additions and you'll get shared folders

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    Jonathan Maltz [MS-MVP], Nov 24, 2005
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  3. Richard K

    Richard K Guest

    Sorry Jonathan but my tech knowledge is very limited... how do you image a
    drive?

    and would this method cure the boot issue?

    Thanks

     
    Richard K, Nov 24, 2005
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  4. Hi,

    That's a bit beyond the scope of this group, but you may want to look at a
    product like Norton Ghost

    Your boot issue is because there is no operating system installed inside of
    the virtual machine. By imaging your hard drive (which includes an
    operating system) into the virtual machine, there will be an operating
    system, and as such, your boot issue will be cured

    --
    --Jonathan Maltz [Microsoft MVP - Windows Server - IIS, Virtual PC]
    http://www.visualwin.com - A Windows Server 2003 visual, step-by-step
    tutorial site :)
    http://vpc.visualwin.com - Does <insert OS name> work on VPC 2004? Find out
    here
    Only reply by newsgroup. I do not do technical support via email. Any
    emails I have not authorized are deleted before I see them.


     
    Jonathan Maltz [MS-MVP], Nov 24, 2005
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