[ct-user] Installing DOS on a WindowsXP Computer the easy way!

Mark Bailey kd4d at comcast.net
Mon Feb 27 09:18:26 EST 2006

Good day, all:

You can install DOS on (almost) any WindowsXP computer in about an hour,
without damaging the WindowsXP installation.  I have updated my
written procedure for doing this, and provided a bootable CD image
that includes everything you need to install FreeDOS.  (To install
MSDOS, you will have to download a separate disk image, but almost
all of the installation is the same).

I have written a very detailed procedure which is available at
www.k1ea.com/hints, Dual-boot "Real" DOS on Windows XP. The CD
image can be downloaded from http://odin.fdos.org/dual/
(fdinst091.iso).  Thanks to Jim Riesert, AD1C, for providing
space for the procedure on the K1EA web site and Jeremy Davis
for providing space for the CD image on the fdos.org site.

I would welcome any comments or suggestions about how to make
this even easier.  All of my computers boot both WindowsXP and
DOS (and some boot Linux as well).

Let me know if you have any questions.


Mark, KD4D

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