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Hello All, I would like to know if it is possible to run a full version of DOS6.22 with my Windows 98 Lite. I really do not want to fdisk format etc, as it is not such a big deal, but I really would like to do this.
Can I install the DOS direct, from the boot floppy? or will it interfere with the cut down DOS 7 that Win uses to operate it?
 Also, I had another thought, is it possible to install the DOS in a folder, so I could run it like a DOS program? seems nuts I know, but I am a nut! Thanks, Mal.
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You can use a boot program like Partiton Magic or System Commander. But why would you want to do something like this. Why not boot to the command prompt only. This can be edited to do many different things.
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Yes, You can, just install DOS and after that boot from the Win98 startup disk and do "sys c:" which will restore the boot to Win 98. the next time the system starts, just press F8 and select boot to previous OS. This should work. And DOS will install as a folder only.
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Although it can be done it is not a good practice especially with win98 a 32 bit system. If win98 detects the 16 bit applications and drivers in Dos it will go to 16 bit dos mode paging. this will cause a series of problems in win98.
I had done this proccess to help my company migrate from Dos to win95 The headaches that ensued were monumental.
I strongly advise that if you need to run Dos that you get an old 486 or 586 that someone is getting rid of at a bargain price then set it up on that...
Good luck
Len
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Hi Len, my win 98 is stable at the moment, and to tell you the truth a pal of mine hinted that this type of tinkering could well end in tears, so I will err on the side of caution here. I really just want to get a working experience of DOS, so the best thing is put it on an old one. In fact I do have a 286, what version of DOS would that be capable of running? as a matter of interest. I like the old DOS games too, and some of them dont like Windows. Thanks all, Mal.
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Hey thanks for the points...
I would think a 286 would run just about any version of Dos, 5.0 for certain but it would be a waste of time if you are wanting to run games.
A very cheap option would be to get a removable ide hard drive rack and just install the dos on a separate drive swapping racks as you swap OS. you will need to shut down everytime of course but it is an option. you will only need a small hard drive to run Dos so maybe a used one can be gotten. Ebay has 540's for around 20 to 30 bucks each...
just a thought
Len
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yes that's an idea, also, I think I know where there may be an ollivetti 386, for around £15 ($20) complete with VGA monitor! bye for now, Mal.
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hope it all works out   Ciao, Len
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