I wanna load dos 6.22 with windows 3.1 on bootcamp...

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by togermano, Jan 7, 2008.

  1. togermano macrumors regular

    Aug 10, 2007
  2. Queso macrumors G4

    Mar 4, 2006
    No, but it is in Parallels which should be plenty fast enough for whatever your needs are.

    Boot Camp only runs Windows XP SP2 or later.
  3. togermano thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 10, 2007
    I gotta pay for parrallels though :( Surely apple supports windows3.1 :eek:
  4. yippy macrumors 68020


    Mar 14, 2004
    Chicago, IL
    Why would Apple support Windows 3.1?

    And I highly doubt that Windows 3.1 is even capable of booting on such new and advanced hardware, it wouldn't even know what it is looking at.

    If you want free. I believe there is a free hardware emulator called Q. It is like an open-source Parallels and should run Windows 3.1 just fine.
  5. Queso macrumors G4

    Mar 4, 2006
    In that case, give DOSBox a try. Nowhere near as integrated and more difficult to configure, but it is free.
  6. arachnoman macrumors newbie

    Jan 7, 2008
    yes, it is, I did it!!! Using VMware Fusion....i imaged my DOS 6.22 floppies, enabled the floppy drive in Fusion, and directed the program to the images. Just deselect and select the (3) images one at a time when the program asks for each new disc. I don't know about bootcamp, but works great w/ Fusion..... the following is pasted from the VMware forums:


    follow these:

    I've used two different methods for creating floppy disk image files for use w/ VPC (and now Fusion)

    A. Imaging a diskette on a Mac with an external USB floppy drive:
    Plug in the USB drive and insert diskette. Wait for diskette to mount.
    Open the Disk Utility.app
    Select the USB floppy drive device from list on the left
    From the File menu : New Disk Image… -> Disk Image from <device>…
    When the Save As panel pops up, pick a filename and select the following options 'Image Format : DVD/CD master' and 'Encryption: none'
    Click 'Save' to begin the disk imaging. An image file ending with the extension .cdr will be created.
    Change (rename) the extension of the resulting .cdr file to .img (otherwise Fusion's 'Choose Floppy Image…' panel won't see it)
    NOTES: I know it says 'DVD/CD master' for the disk format, but this seems to create floppy diskette images just fine. FYI: I'm on a MBP w/10.5.1 and using a cheap CompUSA-in-store-brand floppy drive I bought several years ago.

    B. Imaging a floppy disk on a PC with an actual floppy controller/drive.

    B1. If running Linux/*BSD/etc
    Use dd as described earlier in this thread.

    NOTES: The trickiest part may be identifying the /dev/<name> your OS calls the floppy drive. (e.g. /dev/fd0, /dev/floppy, etc)

    B2. If running DOS/Windows
    Google for 'rawread.exe' or other similar utilities.

    NOTES: There are numerous DOS-based utilities for reading/writing disk floppy disk images. (They're usually included on installation CDs for various OS distros as a way to create bootable installation diskettes if the system can't boot from CD-ROM). Whatever utility you choose, just remember to name the resulting image file with an .img extension so Fusion can see it. While I'm not entirely sure what other floppy image formats Fusion reads (DMF? IMZ?), it's best to stick with an app that just creates a raw, sector-by-sector dump of the diskette.

    BTW, 'thank you' to the Fusion devs for including the 'read only' option when using floppy disk images. ('Floppy Settings…' panel). Under VPC I used to have 'write-protect' a floppy image file via chmod or locking it with the Finder. Both methods seemed really klugey.

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