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From: David Wollmann <dwollmann_at_ibmhelp.com>
Date: Wed May 20 16:37:27 1998

At 02:40 PM 5/20/98 -0700, you wrote:
>>>anybody have IBM PC DOS 1.00? or know of where I may d/l it from the
>>> net somewhere??
>"Richard A. Cini" <rcini_at_email.msn.com> wrote:
>> I'm sure that I can find some way to get you the 1.1 diskette.
> Just attrib the system files:
>attrib -h -s a:ibm*.com
> Zip all the files to your hard drive
>pkzip -arp c:dos11.zip a:*.*
> reattrib the system files
>attrib +h +s a:ibm*.com
> and then sent the zip file to him by e-mail
> He can then format a 360K disk and copy the files to it and
> reattrib the system files.
> Boot with that disk and format a 320K disk.
> Attrib the system files and copy all of the files to the 320K disk
> Reattrib the system files.
> (I would make sure that the two system files were copied to a new disk
> before any of the other files and in the same order that they were
> on the original disk)
> That should work "in theory".

I think you'll have to format the potential boot diskette with:

FORMAT x: /b /f:nnn

nnn = 160, 180? I'm not sure what formats 1.x supported.

This will reserve space for the system files which have to start at track
0, IIRC. Then use:

SYS sourcepath x:

I think the sourcepath option was introduced in DOS 6.x.

>Doug Coward dcoward_at_pressstart.com
>Senior Software Engineer
>Press Start Inc.
>Museum of Personal Computing Machinery

David Wollmann
Received on Wed May 20 1998 - 16:37:27 BST

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