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I need a DOS 2.1 or 3.3 boot disk...

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...preferably in WinImage format.  Can anyone help me out?
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Question by:drittich
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by:rtheriot
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check www.bootdisk.com

you should be able to find what your looking for.

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by:drittich
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no, already tried that one...
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by:drittich
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no, already tried that one...
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by:btlmkr
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Being a true computer packrat i have kept copies of old dos systems. I have ms-dos Dr.dos and IBM dos. I could send you a copy
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by:drittich
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Great, send me the lowest version you have (or all three if you are up for it) and the points are yours.

Goto http://www.filesanywhere.com 

login: snacker
pwd:   snakr

I am playing around with Windows v1.x and 2.x.  Not sure what I will do with 'em yet...
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by:btlmkr
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why did you reject the answer if you want me to send them to you?
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by:drittich
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No points until I get the disk, and that way it stays in the top area...for anyone else to see.
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by:btlmkr
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I sent you format.com, command.com and sys.com for ms-dos 2.11 more to follow when i find 3.5 disks or put the old 5.25 back in
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by:drittich
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by:drittich
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I need a disk image formatted with DOS so that I can use it to SYS a drive...

Maybe I can hack a boot disk together if you send io.sys and msdos.sys as well, though.  Thanks for the effort.
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by:aminerd
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What size disk, 1.2 or 1.44?
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by:drittich
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1.44 please!
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by:btlmkr
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lost interest in this site
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Rana26 earned 100 total points
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I have a copy of MS-DOS Ver.3.3 on a floppy disk. If you still need it and you know that will work as you need mail me to send you a copy. My mail address is :
ranamoha@hotmail.com
as soon as possible
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by:RoadWarrior
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Ummm you may run into problems with early dos versions and HD disks, some of them don't even like 720k. There used to be a site that had old dos and windows disks online, not sure if it was quite legal though, going to see if I can find it for you if it appears legit.

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by:drittich
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Thanks for the info - I think I can deal with the disk issue - I can format a HD as low-density if necessary - or even copy the files to the hard drive manually, possibly.  I used to do that successfully.

Re legality, I am sure it is not legit, but don't think anyone cares.  There are lots of places providing old boot disks as a service.  No one stands to make any money from old DOS, especially v2.1.  Well, maybe a museum would pay for it.  
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by:bmatumbura
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Drittich: How do I create a WinImage?
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by:drittich
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Go to www.winimage.com, download and install it.  Then do Disk/Read Disk and then File/Save.
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by:slapolice
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I've created a WinImage of MS DOS 3.30.
Where do you want it?
When I booted it wouldn't even recognize
my hard.
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by:drittich
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Cool - you can email it to snakr@hotmail.com.
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by:slapolice
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Okay I mailed it but for the life of me I can't
figure out why you would want something so old.
Copyright was 1988.
If you intend to use this OS I will destroy the originals as required.
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by:drittich
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Answer accepted
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by:drittich
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Works perfectly, thanks for the effort.  I am playing around with Windows v1.x and 2.x.
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by:drittich
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btlmkr - if you have v2.1 I will give points to you too...
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by:slapolice
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No that's the earliest version I Have.
Okay just cut my  disks in half.
I Also Have Windows 3.0 if you want that.
 
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by:drittich
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No, that's ok.  Thanks all.
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by:RoadWarrior
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Slapolice,

Dos 3.3 only has a 12 bit FAT filesystem this means the maximum partition size is something like 33Mb, which it why it could not see your harddisk.
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