[Coladam] Workaround solution for Hitech_c + Windows 2000, XP, Vista...

Geoff Oltmans oltmansg at bellsouth.net
Fri Aug 25 08:25:55 EDT 2006


Richard F. Drushel, Ph.D. wrote:
> [Ron Mitchell] spake unto the ether:
> 
> 
>>Would it help to simply start the computer using a DOS 6.22 startup disk?
> 
> 
> 	These are not easy to find...and Win2K/XP don't use a filesystem
> that DOS understands (no more FAT, it's NTFS), so even if the computer's
> BIOS supports booting from DOS, there is likely no floppy drive.  People
> will likely not have a computer dedicated to running DOS just for compiles,
> though it may have to come to that.
> 
> 	I know that Daniel has worked hard to find workarounds for this.
> It is just hard to stay one step ahead of Microsoft breaking backward
> compatibility.
> 
> 	*Rich*
> 

Haven't tried DosBox yet.... but I have used Bochs with FreeDOS (another 
virtual machine). I don't know how well it works with direct hardware 
access, which would be a big deal for using 22nice.



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