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Old 07-11-2013, 12:24 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a sata hd and i want to install an ide hard drive with dos on it . The system has two ide dvd drives,so i could use one of them. But i dont know how to set it up
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Old 07-11-2013, 10:20 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Dual boot xp and dos

Is there some software on that ide drive that you need? I personally wouldn't bother to attempt to setup a dual boot system with a DOS drive.

An alternative would be to install DOSBox which can run DOS software on your machine without the need to reboot.
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If you need DOS itself rather than DOSBox... why not just run it in a VM? Would be loads easier than trying to get int working on newer hardware.
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Yes, i need to use this hard drive with dos programs.
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Why not use a virtual machine? Then you can install programs onto it still and do everything you would normally be able to. Is there a specific reason you need to install it onto the drive?
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