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#1 betrand

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Posted 29 April 2014 - 02:48 PM

Hi folks!

 

How can I get MsDos 6.22 in an 'official' or semi-'official' way?

I would want it for retrocompatibility. Freedos is ok for most 'recent' things.

 

Is there a website (allbootdisks) which comes close to 'official'?

Is there a way with extracting from the xp files which have archeological bits of Dos in them? (wrong version probably)

Is there an OS which installs from a MsDos 6.22 floppy, and still would be an official download (XP)?

 

Is there a way to 'trick' the OS to register as MsDos 6.22 (I remember a topic Wendy did). Would it work

with 'all' programs?

 

I know it's abandonware, googleable etc, but it would be nice to have a clear download.



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Posted 29 April 2014 - 03:08 PM

Mmh. http://bootdisk.com/bootdisk.htm.

There is what I want, at http://bootdisk.com .

I knew about them (they're a friends site on Reboot).

I was never keen on their .exe images.

In 7zipFM, I get "unsupported compression".

If one uses the (Winimage self extractor) .exe directly, one gets: "insert floppy to write".

Which is annoying as it implies

setting up a virtual floppy.

Gimme a .img any time!

 

Edit:

RIght, the trick is to open the .exe in Winimage.

Then only one can see the contents. Heck, put the image in a zip!

 

Now, that was easy. But how come there's only one site, over the whole of the internet,

which caters for that. Mmmh.

 

(It is, indirectly, a question. I am not implying it is the only place to find Msdos 6.22, but if anyone knows,

tell us :))



#3 al_jo

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Posted 29 April 2014 - 04:08 PM

Hi.

There is a package here

having support for mouse and CD.

Only tried it in VB.



#4 betrand

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Posted 29 April 2014 - 04:21 PM

Hi.

There is a package here

Thanks al_jo. Will look into it. Unfortunately it still is a dropbox, and not necessarily 'official'. I am being annoying with that,

but Dropboxes and other might not keep uploaded for a long time.

 

 

Cheers anyway.



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Posted 29 April 2014 - 04:27 PM

It's on MSDN if you're a subscriber. And they kindly supply an SHA-1 if you aren't:

 

If you can find a file named en_msdos622.exe with an SHA1 of d01aa47a5d85908185f8987e972afc66dc92a735

 

then you're good to go.



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Posted 29 April 2014 - 05:38 PM

Maybe someone can find the URL, where my backup copies are located ... :dubbio:

Unfortunatelly there is no French backup...

 

Peter

 

msdos622.jpg msdos622us.jpg



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Posted 29 April 2014 - 06:10 PM

Here you go, this one is good:

 

http://www.google.co...rive.google.com



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Posted 29 April 2014 - 06:17 PM

Here you go, this one is good:

 

http://www.google.co...rive.google.com

Betrand asked for '(semi) official'.  :dubbio: 

 

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Posted 29 April 2014 - 06:29 PM

Not sure what "semi" official means. It's got the correct hash so it is the official file and it's on a safe site.

 

Obviously the OP shouldn't download it if he's not entitled to...



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Posted 29 April 2014 - 06:39 PM

It's got the correct hash so it is the official file and it's on a safe site.

First view: The hash you are trusting, is published by the author who offerred the MSDOS622 copy.

How can you be sure that the hash equals the hash of the M$ files?

 

Did you compare with the hash of the original M$ publication?

 

Second view:

 

If you can find a file named en_msdos622.exe with an SHA1 of d01aa47a5d85908185f8987e972afc66dc92a735

 

then you're good to go.

 

Maybe in case of correct hash, your URL points to a valid (M$) file :cheers:.

 

Peter



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Posted 29 April 2014 - 07:53 PM

http://msdn.microsof...ndex=0&FileId=0

 

Confirmed using Hashtab :victory:

 

I didn't post it btw, it's not my google drive account - I just searched for it..


Edited by pix, 29 April 2014 - 07:58 PM.


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Posted 30 April 2014 - 09:23 AM

:cheers:

 

Peter



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Posted 30 April 2014 - 04:45 PM

Thanks guys.

Thanks for googling for me ;).

I was really looking for sites which offer bootdisks, really.

Websites which, if one goes back 2y later, it might still be there, rather than single .img links.

That's what I meant with "official" (or semi-official).

 

Winxp setup floppies direct from M$> Official

Freedos from Freedos.org>Official

Freedos from a specialised distro with own site > "semi-official"

Freedos from anywhere (old megaupload, Dropbox (personal)> unofficial

MsDos 6.22 from M$> not existant

MsDos 6.22 from a site with all the setup disks and bootdisks>Official (or semi-official)

 

I found (quickly)

http://www.manmrk.ne...rials/bootdisk/

http://Allbootdisks.com

http://Bootdisk.com

 

Thanks for the links, and pictures! ;) :)







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