3 Replies Latest reply: Feb 7, 2007 11:55 AM by Appaloosa mac man
jamesIIe Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
i am running a dos emulator on a mac se.
just wondering what files should be on a disk to make it bootable?

apple IIe, Other OS
  • Craigwd_2000 Level 4 Level 4 (1,300 points)
    Have you tried booting from a bootable image? FreeDOS has an ISO image of their install CD you could download & tell the emulator to boot off of. Their website is at www.freedos.org. Once booted the installer will start & it will begin copying files to the virtual hard drive. You still have to tell it which packages to install though & you may not want all of it if your hard drive image is small.
  • Grant Bennet-Alder Level 9 Level 9 (51,750 points)
    The MSDOS 3.3 diskette for mac286 contains the following files:

    FINDER.DAT
    RESOURCE.FRK
    DAYNARID.SYS
    CONFIG.SYS
    AUTOEXEC.BAT
    COMMAND.COM
    MSDOS.SYS
    IO.SYS
    DESKTOP
    DOS33
    WINDOWS
    MAC286
    SETCLK.EXE
    MOUSE.DRV
    MOUSE.COM
    DSTEP2.EXE
    DSTEP1.EXE
  • Appaloosa mac man Level 5 Level 5 (4,330 points)
    jamesIIe,

    Which DOS emulator are you using?

    It will come as no surprize to some that I have an external SCSI HD that is configured just for DOS. May I suggest that you consider that option? One tiny change in the configuration of your main drive can easily throw off the the virtual DOS drive. Just changing the name of your hard drive will totally confuse the DOS emulator. Having a drive dedicated to a DOS setup will simplify the use of your SE for other tasks.

    Ji˜m