Month: April 2018

DOS FDISK /MBR

  If you are here chances are you already know about the FDISK command ..or else you wouldn’t have DOS installed anyway. FDISK is used to setup a partition to accept DOS on a hard drive. Like many DOS commands FDISK has Command Line Switches that can be used with the FDISK command. One of these…


How to detect a tape device in Acronis 11.5

If the tape device is ever unplugged for any reason Acronis indicates a need to re-detect the device.  The documentation lacks any pictures and the text is very vague where you find the option to do this.  It is buried several layers deep.  Here is a screenshot for the location for this option.  Note the…


Virtualizing for DOS

Right. I mentioned you can run DOS by virtualization… so… what are you waiting for?  Get cracking!! This is the point where I need to mention a few programs that can help you visualize.  There are few options depending on what operating system you run now.  Interestingly if you have old computers holding up planks…


Want to Run DOS on a New Computer?

Try with It Virtualization! I have had it running am running VMware Server 1.08 with DOS 6.22 running in it. Screenshot below. The host computer was an Intel Core2Duo 3.0GHz (6 MB Cache), 6 gigs Ram, Windows XP Pro 64 bit and yes that really is DOS 6.22 running in a window. If you are…


Going RETRO for fun for a short time!

  Welcome Back To Techbastards/2 !   The re-launch. Going to run with the retro theme for a short time while I recover the content. It’s kind of fun to revisit how it used to be! Techbastards has been online since 2011 in various capacities on various hosting.  I settled on Hostgator to place my web…