Manual Installation Err Msg: Incompatible Partition (95634)
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 Q95634
If you attempt to perform a manual installation of MS-DOS Upgrade, using
the "You need to install MS-DOS manually" procedure in Diagnosing and
Solving Problems, step 3 says to use the SETUP /Q command. However, if
Setup detects you have a special master boot record (MBR) or an
incompatible partition, Setup displays the "Incompatible partition" screen.
If you have one of the following drives and you receive this error
message, run setup with the /U and /Q switches (for example, A:SETUP
• SpeedStor Bootall
• Micro House DrivePro
If you use SETUP /I without the /U switch, you will continue to receive the
NOTE: This information was inadvertently omitted from an early
printing of the User's Guide; the omission was corrected in subsequent
Installing the Optional Programs
If you attempt to install the optional programs at a later date, you
should also use the /U switch. For example:
/E Installs Windows and MS-DOS optional programs.
/Q Copies MS-DOS files to a hard disk.
/U Installs MS-DOS even if Setup detects disk partitions
that might be incompatible with MS-DOS 6.x.
For more information of Setup switches, insert MS-DOS 6.x Upgrade Setup
Disk 1 in one of your floppy disk drives, change to that drive at the
MS-DOS command prompt and type SETUP /?
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