DOS in 21st century? Why not. This article explains how to set up FreeDOS on VirtualBox virtual machine.
Step 1: Download and install VirtualBox. Download FreeDOS installation package.
Step 2: Open VirtualBox and click on “New” to create new virtual machine. You can choose “Windows 3.1” as OS in the setup wizard – this will create virtual machine with hardware specs that are good for running FreeDOS.
Step 3: Start virtual machine. Once started, First Run Wizard will appear, which will help you install the OS. Select FreeDOS image file when prompted.
Step 4: Follow FreeDOS setup. This part also includes hard disk partitioning and setup. Just choose default options here.
Step 5: When prompted, select packages you wish to install. You can leave default selections here.
Step 6: That’s it. Once FreeDOS setup has finished, “eject” CD image from virtual machine, restart and FreeDOS will boot up.