MS-DOS 5 README.TXT: Installing on OS/2 Dual-Boot System (72160)

The information in this article applies to:
    Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 5.0

This article was previously published under Q72160


The following information was taken from the Microsoft MS-DOS 5 README.TXT file. This is the packaged product of MS-DOS version 5.0 that is licensed to OEMs (original equipment manufacturers).


Installing MS-DOS 5.0 on an OS/2 Dual-Boot System

If you install your operating system by using the BOOT /OS2 or BOOT /DOS command, install MS-DOS 5.0 as follows:
    Start DOS by using the BOOT /DOS command.
    Run Setup.
If you use the form of an OS/2 dual-boot system that prompts you at startup to select an operating system, do the following:
    Install MS-DOS 5.0 on your hard disk.
    Create a system disk by inserting a disk in drive A and typing the FORMAT A: /S command.
    Delete the COMMAND.COM file from the floppy disk.
    On the floppy disk, create a CONFIG.SYS file that includes the following:

    shell=c:\dos\ /p /e:256

    On the floppy disk, create an AUTOEXEC.BAT file that includes the following commands:

    append /e
    append c:\dos
    prompt $p$g
    set comspec=

    Reinstall the OS/2 operating system on your hard disk.
    Insert in drive A the system disk you created and restart your computer.
    Run the dual-boot program (C:\DUALBOOT\DUALBOOT.EXE).

Modification Type: Major Last Reviewed: 11/19/1999
Keywords: KB72160