Chapter 1: Prepare a virtual machine for FreeDOS in VirtualBox
Chapter 2: Special settings for FreeDOS
Chapter 3: Connect the FreeDOS install CD
Chapter 4: Install FreeDOS
Chapter 5: Install the network
Chapter 6: Mount the FreeDOS image to transfer files
Chapter 7: FTP between host and guest
Bugs: High CPU usage of FreeDOS machine
Bugs: FreeDOS crashes at boot
Bugs: ICH9 chipset breaks networking
Bugs: Old bugs
- After a reboot the new FreeDOS 1.2 installer asks us what to do.
- Choose "Install to harddisk".
- After the installation please leave the CD-ROM connected to the virtual machine and reboot. In the next window choose "Boot from system harddisk".
FreeDOS 1.2 boots for the first time.
Now start up the graphical package installer.
It will detect the CD-ROM and show you additional packages that can be installed.
Choose a category on the left and programs on the right.
As soon as the network is up and running (see next chapter), please check if there are already updates for your FreeDOS programs.
- Start the FreeDOS package manager FDNPKG.
Congratulations! You have successfully installed FreeDOS in VirtualBox.
Continue with Chapter 5