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MS-DOS on Mac Mini?

 
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 8:11 am    Post subject: MS-DOS on Mac Mini? Reply with quote

I'd have to transfer the contents of my DOS 6.22 floppies to a USB pendrive, but after that, is it possible to run MS-DOS applications on my Mini thru VMWare? Or would it just be simpler to use Dosbox?

(The particular apps that I'd most like to bring to life are AutoSketch and Turbo Pascal)
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 9:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Okay, I've found out how to install MS-DOS onto a VMWare virtual machine. But without a USB floppy drive, it looks like a complete PITA... http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1004063
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 2:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

USB Floppy drives are still pretty cheap. I got one a couple months ago (new and in a sealed package) off of ebay for under $15.00, delivered.

You may find it a worthwhile investment. It was great to offload all those old old old floppies that I had kept over the years. No problems under W7 converting the old texts.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 4:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks DC, I'll check out eBay. Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 4:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use a USB floppy drive all the time at work and they are fairly cheap and easy to pick up.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2010 6:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers, Cypher. I've checked eBay, and I've even found a USB floppy drive made by LaCie; with that brandname, Mac compatibility shouldn't be a problem! Smile
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