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how do install dos or any other os

Discussion in 'DOS/Other' started by kennie616, Sep 22, 2003.

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  1. kennie616

    kennie616 Thread Starter

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    i found an old laptop in my closet. its an old everex 386 but i dont know how to install the operating system. i hav an old ms dos 6.22 disk but it says invalid disk and sometimes missing operating system. Can some one tell me what i need to do.
     
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    You need to get a real set of Dos disks. I believe that the Dos 6.22 is only an upgrade to DOS 6.0 You need to have Dos 6.0 installed first. If you just need a boot disk to test your system you can go here, Download the file to a good computer and run it there. The program should create a bootable disk you can use in your system. It does not create an an operating system disk.

    http://www.bootdisk.com/bootdisk.htm
     
  3. alphanumeric

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    MS-dos 6.22 is installed from a set of three floppies. You may have to go into the BIOS of the laptop to set it up to boot from the floppy. Insert the first floppy and power up. If the install doesn't start automatically at the a:\ prompt run setup. If you are going to try and install windows 3.1 you will need to install Dos first. If you are going to try and install a 9X OS you may need a bootdisk, since that laptop probably can't boot from a cd-rom.

    Bootdisk.com
     
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