Semi-OT: Virtual PC 7 on Mac OS X

From: Rob O'Donnell <>
Date: Thu Oct 21 02:52:03 2004

At 05:58 21/10/2004, Zane H. Healy wrote:

>Does anyone have any experience running MS-DOS 6.22 on VPC? I've managed
>to get Win3.1 running in SVGA mode at 600x800, and I've got some of my old
>DOS software copied over.
>What I really want to know how to do is access the CD-ROM, Ethernet Card,
>and if possible get video drivers for the S3 card that VPC emulates. Oh,
>and I need a mouse driver for the PS/2 Mouse so I can run a couple games :^)

What model S3 card is it? I may have some old driver discs about here for S3..

CD-ROMS you usually need a driver in the config.sys (try pinching the one
off a Win98 boot floppy) and MSCDEX in the autoexec.bat to link it to a
drive letter.

Network is easy enough; grab the TCP/IP extensions for Win3.11 (they used
to be on Microsoft's website, but I don't know if they still are. I ought
to have a copy of them too, somewhere..) and you can use these outside of
Windows too, once set up. This will also allow you to map network drives,
access printers, etc, (assuming you have SMB compatible shares somewhere).

>In case anyone cares, so far I've gotten the following working:
>BeOS 4.5
>BeOS Max
>MS-DOS 6.22/Win 3.1
>Windows 98SE
>Windows XP Pro SP2 (it came with this, so it had better work)
>Obviously only Win98 and WinXP support the cooler features such as mapping
>folders on the Mac as network drives, and printing to the Mac printer.
> Zane
>| Zane H. Healy | UNIX Systems Administrator |
>| (primary) | OpenVMS Enthusiast |
>| | Classic Computer Collector |
>| Empire of the Petal Throne and Traveller Role Playing, |
>| PDP-10 Emulation and Zane's Computer Museum. |
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