Using the [common] Section with Multiple Configurations (93654)
The information in this article applies to:
• Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 6.0
• Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 6.2
• Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 6.21
• Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 6.22
This article was previously published under Q93654
If you use multiple configurations in your CONFIG.SYS file, you should
use a [common] section for the device drivers and environment
statements you would normally use for all of your configurations.
If you place the [common] section at the end of your CONFIG.SYS file,
you greatly increase the chances that a setup or installation program
will correctly update your CONFIG.SYS file.
For example, when you install a CD-ROM drive, the installation
software adds the device driver to the CONFIG.SYS file. It will
probably add the device driver at the bottom, in the [common] section.
If you had [Development] as your last section, the CD-ROM driver would
be available only under that configuration, instead of every
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