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 Post subject: Dos 6.22 usb install
PostPosted: March 30th, 2018, 23:57 
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I'm 70 and haven't use dos for years I want to setup my autoexec.bat and config.sys but I want setup to be use on a USB. I will add more when needed.

Here what I came up with.
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config.sys
DEVICE=C:\DOS\HIMEM.SYS /TESTMEM:OFF
DEVICE=C:\DOS\EMM386 NOEMS I=B000-B7FF
DEVICE=C:\DOS\CD1.SYS /D:BTC
DEVICE=C:\DOS\USBASPI1.SYS /V [/E (EHCI USB 2.0) /O (OHCI USB 1.1 Add-on) /U (UHCI USB 1.1 Integrated)]
DEVICE=C:\DOS\USB\DI1000DD.SYS
FILES=30
BUFFERS=20
LASTDRIVE=Z

autoexec.bat

@ECHO OFF
C:\DOS\MSCDEX /D:BTC
C:\DOS\MOUSE.COM
PROMPT $P$G


I want to know what needs changes or added? I have an dos 6.22 ISO file to put on a USB but what do I need to copy it to the USB? the only drivers I have is USBASPI1.SYS and DI1000DD.SYS

Any help would be great and if it needs move please do.


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 Post subject: Re: Dos 6.22 usb install
PostPosted: March 31st, 2018, 18:36 
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Well I got my USB built but I got this ERROR message.
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Illegal option
Usage MSCDEX [/E/K/S/V][/D<driver>...][/L:<letter>][/M:<buffers>]

What do I need to do?


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 Post subject: Re: Dos 6.22 usb install
PostPosted: March 31st, 2018, 20:35 
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I haven't done it for years either but I think you haven't specified the drive letter.

Code:
C:\DOS\MSCDEX /D:BTC /L:D


not sure I used to use so many entries in the config.sys either.


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 Post subject: Re: Dos 6.22 usb install
PostPosted: March 31st, 2018, 20:39 
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My CD Rom now works.

Now my USB ERROR are.
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USBASPI.SYS
Error Illegal option

DI1000DD.SYS
Available ID
Not Found Installable Device

What do I need yo do?


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 Post subject: Re: Dos 6.22 usb install
PostPosted: April 1st, 2018, 3:14 
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jmdlcar wrote:
My CD Rom now works.

Now my USB ERROR are.
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USBASPI.SYS
Error Illegal option

DI1000DD.SYS
Available ID
Not Found Installable Device

What do I need yo do?



Google "Dos USB Driver" many ver. of driver (.SYS file) you need to try it with your device and see


Ref.

http://www.bootdisk.com/usb.htm
http://www.pcxt-micro.com/dos-usb.html

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 Post subject: Re: Dos 6.22 usb install
PostPosted: April 1st, 2018, 4:35 
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jmdlcar wrote:
DEVICE=C:\DOS\USBASPI1.SYS /V [/E (EHCI USB 2.0) /O (OHCI USB 1.1 Add-on) /U (UHCI USB 1.1 Integrated)]
DEVICE=C:\DOS\USB\DI1000DD.SYS


The first line, square brackets usually mean "use one of these optional switches" so you don't include them in the actual chosen statement.
the curved brackets are just describing what the switch is, and should not be included either.

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devicehigh=USBASPI.SYS /v /w /e

is an example of a complete entry. you should read http://www.pcxt-micro.com/dos-usb.html

second line might be fine after first line is fixed as it looks like it relies apon it.

YMMV as I only had a minute to look at this though.


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 Post subject: Re: Dos 6.22 usb install
PostPosted: April 1st, 2018, 18:02 
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This is just a thought if I boot from a USB can I have another USB plug in at the same time? I try to boot up with 2 USB plug in and it would not boot up tell I unplug the non bootable USB. Is this right or should it boot with 2 plugin?


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 Post subject: Re: Dos 6.22 usb install
PostPosted: April 2nd, 2018, 18:12 
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It can boot with more than one usb thing connected, but you need to choose the right boot order in bios.


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 Post subject: Re: Dos 6.22 usb install
PostPosted: April 3rd, 2018, 17:53 
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rogfanther wrote:
It can boot with more than one usb thing connected, but you need to choose the right boot order in bios.

What is the right order?

Here is my new Autoexec.bat.
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@echo off
PATH C:\;C:\DOS;C:\NC;C:\WORKS;C:\QB45
C:\DOS\MSCDEX.EXE /V /D:TSSTcorp /L:J
rem C:\DOS\DOSKEY
C:\DOS\MOUSE\MOUSE.COM
PROMPT $P$G

And config.sys.
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DEVICE=C:\DOS\HIMEM.SYS /TESTMEM:OFF
DEVICE=C:\DOS\EMM386 NOEMS
DEVICE=C:\DOS\CD\CD1.SYS /D:TSSTcorp /L:J
rem DEVICE=C:\DOS\USB\USBASPI1.SYS /V [/E (EHCI USB 2.0) /O (OHCI USB 1.1 Add-on) /U (UHCI USB 1.1 Integrated)]
DEVICE=C:\DOS\USB\USBASPI2.SYS /V
rem DEVICE=C:\DOS\USB\USBASPI3.SYS /V
rem DEVICE=C:\DOS\USB\USBASPI4.SYS /V
rem DEVICE=C:\DOS\USB\USBASPI5.SYS /V
DEVICE=C:\DOS\USB\DI1000DD.SYS
DOS=HIGH,UMB
FILES=30
BUFFERS=20
STACKS=9,256
LASTDRIVE=Z


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 Post subject: Re: Dos 6.22 usb install
PostPosted: April 3rd, 2018, 18:24 
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The right order in which the computer will try to boot from the correct usb device first, that is, in bios you choose for it to boot from the usb drive where you have your files.

What computer are you trying this on ? Desktop, laptop, virtual machine ?


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 Post subject: Re: Dos 6.22 usb install
PostPosted: April 3rd, 2018, 19:02 
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rogfanther wrote:
The right order in which the computer will try to boot from the correct usb device first, that is, in bios you choose for it to boot from the usb drive where you have your files.

What computer are you trying this on ? Desktop, laptop, virtual machine ?

My boot order is USB, CD and Hard drive.

I am using it on a Laptop and my USB is a 256mb but what is the biggest size I can use? It boots in to C: is that right?

I would like to use the internet but what do I need for Wired Protocol 10/100 Ethernet or Wireless Protocol 802.11g and Wireless Controller Dell Wireless 1395 if this is possible?

I want to do more but that enough for now.


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 Post subject: Re: Dos 6.22 usb install
PostPosted: April 3rd, 2018, 19:08 
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In the laptop bios, you probably have option to choose which of connected usb drives to boot from.

After booting , it could default to C: or A:. I do not have a way to try it here now, but if your autoexec contains references to files in a C:\, and it is working, then C: is what our disk is booting to.

The size, if you want to keep with MSDOS 6.22, is 2Gb, I think. Google the limit for FAT16 . Also, if you move to a boot disk created with Windows 95/98, you can use FAT32, then the possible partition size gets bigger.

Those excess of things are not adequate for a dos boot disk. Exactly what do you pretend to do with all that ?

If there really is a reasonable reason for wanting to boot from a msdos disk and access internet, the easiest way would be to set things up in a common hard disk first, then transfer them to the usb drive later.


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 Post subject: Re: Dos 6.22 usb install
PostPosted: April 3rd, 2018, 19:32 
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I stop Windows Vista came out. I now use Linux after I stop using Windows. Why I went back to Dos I just wanted something new at 70 and I still had all my Dos stuff in my basement but my main OS is Linux. I can read my Dos with linux so that not a problem.
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The size, if you want to keep with MSDOS 6.22, is 2Gb, I think. Google the limit for FAT16 .

Right now 256mb is big enough and I have only little over 12mb on it.
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If there really is a reasonable reason for wanting to boot from a msdos disk and access internet, the easiest way would be to set things up in a common hard disk first, then transfer them to the usb drive later.

That what I will do.


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 Post subject: Re: Dos 6.22 usb install
PostPosted: April 3rd, 2018, 19:39 
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Ok. There was a tcp/ip stack for dos, but probably you will need to ditch the cdrom drivers for that, or you will not have enough low memory.

I think, from memory, there was some lynx/mosaic application for dos, also.


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 Post subject: Re: Dos 6.22 usb install
PostPosted: April 4th, 2018, 0:03 
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@rogfanther,

You are right 2gb is as big for fat16. I like to get sound working but I'm not sure what driver I need for my Dell INSPIRON 1525.


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 Post subject: Re: Dos 6.22 usb install
PostPosted: April 4th, 2018, 2:15 
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what are you actually going to do in DOS after it is all setup?


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 Post subject: Re: Dos 6.22 usb install
PostPosted: April 4th, 2018, 8:59 
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@Haque As I said him, I don´t know it this will result in something usable.

But as stated, he is doing it just to try something different, and that is commendable. If he is trying to see it it will work, putting an honest effort in it, why not ?


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 Post subject: Re: Dos 6.22 usb install
PostPosted: April 4th, 2018, 11:48 
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no problem, but asking as to better direct help. sometimes what you need to know is not the answer to your questions ;-)


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 Post subject: Re: Dos 6.22 usb install
PostPosted: April 4th, 2018, 13:06 
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@ HaQue, I remember the old days. I want to show my grand kids.

@rogfanther, Thanks for what you said.

I have installed Wolfenstein 3D and Doom but then I found out it had no sound and like to fix it. If I still had my old Computer there wouldn't be any problem. I was told what I want to do it wouldn't work on a newer Computer.

I have installed 30mb so far on my USB and I just getting started


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 Post subject: Re: Dos 6.22 usb install
PostPosted: April 4th, 2018, 14:32 
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You will need a compatible sound card for those games.

There are some emulators for the parallel port, but I think your laptop doesn´t have a parallel port either.

You will probably need to find some sound driver for the specific sound card of your notebook. Can you post the complete model of the computer, or a link to the manufacturer´s page with drivers ?

BTW, you could run this inside a dosbox or virtualpc session in linux also.


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