Windows 2.03 on DS2x86 0.01

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Jan 8, 2011

Windows 2.03 on DS2x86 0.01 by asiekierka at 4:35 PM (2,121 Views / 0 Likes) 9 replies

  1. asiekierka
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    Newcomer asiekierka Advanced Member

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    I've done it!

    I was trying to do it for Pate (read: bug/testing reports)... didn't expect it worked.

    Tutorial:
    1. Get Windows 2.03 (or any 2.0x version).
    2. Copy the files from all 9 disks to your SD card (all to one folder, that's the installer)
    3. Use DS2x86 (if it fails, use DSx86 instead) to install: IBM CGA graphics adapter, no mouse/pointing device, US keyboard, no printer
    4. Run Windows 2.03 from DS2x86 (remember to type "ver 3.30" earlier)
    5. Enjoy!

    MUCH MORE COMPLICATED MANUAL FOR 0.01:
    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    EDIT: Installing a PS/2 mouse driver makes Windows 2.03 crash while booting (returns to console). So no mouse yet [​IMG]
    EDIT2: http://toastytech.com/guis/w1w2app.zip
     
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    Newcomer HeadHunt Advanced Member

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    Awesome! How can you change to fullscreen mode?
     
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    Member zizer GBAtemp Addict

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    I do not dream of a win, dos still not configured properly
     
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    Newcomer asiekierka Advanced Member

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    Currently no way, we have to wait for Pate to code in more graphics modes and more scaling...
     
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    Awesome, hopefully there will be mouse support soon [​IMG]
     
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    where can i get a Windows 2.0* Version?

    Greetz
     
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    @HeadHunt only have a Netbook with only a virtual Drive....search for a solution...... but disk Version is recommended.

    THX so far
     
  9. HeadHunt

    Newcomer HeadHunt Advanced Member

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    Check the readme file:

    HEY
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    To use the files in this archive, you'll need WinImage.
    (Available at http://www.winimage.com)

    INSTALLATION TIPS
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    Here are two good ways to install Microsoft Windows 2.03:

    1. Extract the image files to five disks and install.

    or

    2. Extract the image files to a single directory
    (like C:\TEMP) and use "SUBST A: C:\TEMP" at a
    DOS prompt.

    SO create a map WINDOWS for example, and extract the 9 discs in there. Worked for me.
     
  10. asiekierka
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    Newcomer asiekierka Advanced Member

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    You don't even have to use SUBST (at least on DS2x86, when I was installing)!
     

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