i am using DOS XE and i am trying to access dos 2.5 disk under its use.
i have tried option 'A' - allow dos 2.x access and it loads.
but i dont know how to actually do a directory (files listing) or anything.
i know about using disk as A: but cant really figure it out!
somebody please help me
i keep getting error 168 and error 172 bad disk etc.!
I don't recommend DOSXE. Here's what I did to get a directory from a DOS 2.0/2.5 disk in drive 2.
goto 'SYSTEM FUNCTION' menu, like you say (A choice).
Then, like you say, do A.Allow DOS 2.x access.
Then to get the directory of a DOS 2.x disk in drive 2: hit 'F'
Then give A2:*.* for the drive specification and 'S:' for the destination.
Don't omit the colon after A2. or S:
the asterisk is a wild card. You could do A2:A*.* for all A named files.
Also, don't do the single quotes for the S:
If you only have one drive and stick a DOS 2.x disk in drive one, then
the filespec would be A:*.*
You can stop scrolling of the directory list with a CNTRL 1
Edited by russg, Thu Jun 2, 2016 3:46 PM.