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I need a free msdos operating system .

jakoblinjakoblin Posts: 21Member
I need a free msdos operating system .

I am now using a non dos opeating system .

I am now taking a assembly language class so i really need a free ms dos operating system.

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  • blipblip Posts: 756Member
    What OS are you currently using?
  • BitdogBitdog Posts: 528Member
    [b][red]This message was edited by Bitdog at 2003-2-19 17:11:31[/red][/b][hr]
    I'm using Win98 but mostly use the DOS side of it.
    Not in a box, but actual DOS without any win stuff.

    I made autoexec.bat's config.sys's & MSDOS.SYS for WIN & DOS
    Renameing the extensions .WIN & .DOS
    Then made a batch file that swaps my OS files for me,
    then I reboot.

    The MSDOS.SYS er MSDOS.DOS file just has the line:
    ;sys


    The WIN DOS works real well as straight DOS.
    People buy computers with an OS they pay for,
    and it's theirs to sell. Often times you can
    get their old OS for practiclly nothing.
    (you may have to buy the beer) Ask around.
    You'll need the original CD to install stuff later.

    The SwapOS.bat I use is below:
    (note: you may have to alter it to suit your needs)

    @ECHO OFF
    CLS
    if exist MSDOS.WIN goto WININSTALL
    if exist MSDOS.DOS goto DOSINSTALL
    GOTO END
    :WININSTALL
    echo Changing system file MSDOS.SYS to MSDOS.DOS archive file.
    ATTRIB -S -H -R +A MSDOS.SYS
    RENAME MSDOS.SYS MSDOS.DOS
    echo Changing archive file MSDOS.WIN to MSDOS.SYS system file.
    RENAME MSDOS.WIN MSDOS.SYS
    ATTRIB +S +H +R MSDOS.SYS
    type AUTOEXEC.WIN > AUTOEXEC.BAT
    type CONFIG.WIN > CONFIG.SYS
    echo WINDOZE is installed, REBOOT your computer.
    goto END
    :DOSINSTALL
    echo Changing system file MSDOS.SYS to MSDOS.WIN archive file.
    ATTRIB -S -H -R +A MSDOS.SYS
    RENAME MSDOS.SYS MSDOS.WIN
    echo Changing archive file MSDOS.DOS to MSDOS.SYS system file.
    RENAME MSDOS.DOS MSDOS.SYS
    ATTRIB +S +H +R MSDOS.SYS
    type AUTOEXEC.DOS > AUTOEXEC.BAT
    type CONFIG.DOS > CONFIG.SYS
    echo DOS is installed, RESTART your computer.
    :END



  • BASIC FriendBASIC Friend Posts: 354Member
    http://www.freedos.org

    beta 8 is the stable version

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