This article contains information about the documentation errors in the
README.TXT file, the "User's Guide," and the README.NOW file for MS-DOS
The following topics are covered:
• Section 1.18 Incorrectly References Section 1.20
• Section 1.8 Incorrectly References DRVSPACE.BI_
• Section 4.2 has Cyclical Reference
• Section 7.26 "Creating an Emergency Startup Disk for
• Section 7.3 refers to DriveSpace
"User's Guide" Errors
• Page 171 - "drivparm /d:0 /f:x" Should Be "drivparm=/d:0 /f:x"
Section 1.18 Incorrectly References Section 1.20
Section 1.18 incorrectly refers you to section 1.20 when it should refer
you to section 1.17.
Section 1.8 Incorrectly References DRVSPACE.BI_
Section 1.8 of the README.TXT for MS-DOS 6.22 discusses how you can expand
a file from the MS-DOS 6 distribution disks. This example used has you look
for DRVSPACE.BI_ on the MS-DOS 6 disk set. The correct reference should be
Section 4.2 has Cyclical Reference
Section 4.2 of the MS-DOS 6.22 README.TXT file points to section 7.18 for
more information. However, section 7.18 tells you to go back to section
4.2, part C.
Section 7.26 Should Copy DBLSPACE.BIN, Not DRVSPACE.BIN
Section 7.26 outlines how to create an Emergency Startup Disk for
DriveSpace systems. It should outline creating an Emergency Startup Disk
for DoubleSpace systems as follows:
7.26 Creating an Emergency Startup Disk for DoubleSpace Systems
To create an MS-DOS 6.22 startup disk if you use DoubleSpace:
• If you are upgrading from MS-DOS 6.0, install MS-DOS 6.22 in the
directory that contains your previous version of MS-DOS.
• To create a startup floppy disk, run Setup again by typing the
Setup installs MS-DOS 6.22 on the floppy disk. The resulting
startup disk does not include DBLSPACE.BIN, since MS-DOS 6.22
does not include DoubleSpace.
• Add the DBLSPACE.BIN file to the floppy disk by copying it from
the directory that contains your MS-DOS files. For example, if
your MS-DOS directory is C:\DOS and the floppy disk is in drive
A, you would type:
Note: If you are upgrading from MS-DOS 6 but need to install to the
floppy disk without first installing MS-DOS 6.22 on your hard
disk, you can skip Step 1. However, the resulting startup disk
will include MS-DOS 6 DoubleSpace rather than MS-DOS 6.2
DoubleSpace. When you start your computer using such a startup
disk, you will receive a message from DoubleSpace; to continue,
just press ENTER.
COPY C:\DOS\DBLSPACE.BIN A:
Section 7.3 refers DriveSpace
Section 7.3 of README.TXT, discussing conversion from Stacker to
DriveSpace, refers to DRVSPACE.BIN. This should refer to DBLSPACE.BIN.
User's Guide Errors
Page 171 - "drivparm /d:0 /f:x" Should Be "drivparm=/d:0 /f:x"
Step 3 incorrectly shows the drivparm statement as follows:
It should include an equal sign as follows:
Section 3 of the MS-DOS 6.22 Step-Up README.NOW file incorrectly states
that Microsoft Anti-Virus is automatically updated with MS-DOS 6.22 Setup.
Below is the text of Section 3 from the README.NOW file:
3. Updating Microsoft Backup, Undelete and Antivirus
MS-DOS 6.22 Setup automatically updates the Backup, Undelete and
Antivirus programs only if the MS-DOS 6 or 6.2 versions of these
programs are already on your computer when you run MS-DOS 6.22 Setup.
(These programs have not changed since MS-DOS version 6.2.) If you want
the latest versions of these programs, but the MS-DOS 6 or 6.2
versions are not currently installed on your system, carry the
procedure in section 3.1 or 3.2 (depending on whether you have
installed MS-DOS 6.22 yet).
Files for updating Backup and Undelete are present with the MS-DOS 6.22
Step-Up package; however, the Anti-Virus files for MS-DOS (MSAV) and
Microsoft Windows (MWAV) are not included.