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>:(

 

I started with this: http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Install-DOS-622-Under-VirtualBox/?ALLSTEPS

 

Not sure if it's kosher but the guy gave up the setup disks here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/jzm0fbnb7fz526u/mKJ19A1JMo

 

I opened up unraid and went to the VM tab. Add VM. Selected Windows 95. Changed the name to DOS6.22. and then meh, img files are a no go.

 

I could get a boot iso. Then could I install via img files? I don't know. Has anyone done this?

 

Also, maybe unrelated... Is there an easy way to spin up a virtual OS in unraid? I just want to him a button and get a fresh Ubuntu LTS install that I can ssh into and start hacking away.

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Don't know r.e. doing this with KVM, but I can confirm that it works just fine in VMWare.

 

Can you use/import a VMWare virtual hard drive (.vmdk) in KVM?

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You can do/try this

 

VBoxManage clonehd /path/to/hard_drive_image/guesthd.vdi /path/to/hard_drive_image.img --format raw

 

Then use the raw file in KVM.

 

You can also convert raw file to qcow2

 

qemu-img convert -f raw hard_drive_image.img -O qcow2 hard_drive_image.qcow2

 

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Can you use/import a VMWare virtual hard drive (.vmdk) in KVM?

it works fine in KVM.  You are not offered .vmdk as a choice when assigning the disk, but as long as you type the full path (including the .vmdk extension) into the path box it works fine.

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Can you use/import a VMWare virtual hard drive (.vmdk) in KVM?

it works fine in KVM.  You are not offered .vmdk as a choice when assigning the disk, but as long as you type the full path (including the .vmdk extension) into the path box it works fine.

 

Thanks ... that's good to know.

 

 

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You can do/try this

 

VBoxManage clonehd /path/to/hard_drive_image/guesthd.vdi /path/to/hard_drive_image.img --format raw

 

Then use the raw file in KVM.

 

You can also convert raw file to qcow2

 

qemu-img convert -f raw hard_drive_image.img -O qcow2 hard_drive_image.qcow2

 

I like this, how would it work with 3 files since (I'm guessing) it's 3 floppy disk img files. I might just go the vmdk route if that's easier. But if I could convert it and get it running via command line I'd be happy with that.

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Got to ask chaps, purely out of curiosity, what you want to use DOS 6.2 for?

 

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Got to ask chaps, purely out of curiosity, what you want to use DOS 6.2 for?

 

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Funsies. Nostalgia. Wondering how Commander Keen would look like over VLC. Although you can do that via Dosbox on archive.org without the VLC bit.

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Got to ask chaps, purely out of curiosity, what you want to use DOS 6.2 for?

 

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Why not  ;D  I've been thinking about trying Windows 3.1 myself.

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Sounds fair enough to me, knock yourself out guys!  Screenshots or it didn't happen remember!  ;D

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Actually went with Windows For Workgroups 3.11.  Had to set this up on VirtualBox first then load the VMDK in unRAID.  Why isn't VMDK a selectable file for a drive image?

 

 

 

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Actually went with Windows For Workgroups 3.11.  Had to set this up on VirtualBox first then load the VMDK in unRAID.  Why isn't VMDK a selectable file for a drive image?

Note that you can also use VirtualBox .vdi files in a similar way (and this is also not a selectable option).  I asked at some point for the full list of image file types supported by VirtualBox to be added, but this was turned down.

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Got to ask chaps, purely out of curiosity, what you want to use DOS 6.2 for?

 

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Why not  ;D  I've been thinking about trying Windows 3.1 myself.

 

I have VM's for DOS v3, DOS v6.2, Windows 3.1, WFW 3.11, Win95, Win98 original, Win98SE, Win-ME, Win2000, etc.    Don't USE them very often ... but every once-in-a-while it's fun to "play" a bit.

 

I've been toying with the idea of setting up a DOS-based VM with UniDOS, which would allow running CP/M  :)

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On 9/14/2016 at 1:08 AM, garycase said:

 

I have VM's for DOS v3, DOS v6.2, Windows 3.1, WFW 3.11, Win95, Win98 original, Win98SE, Win-ME, Win2000, etc.    Don't USE them very often ... but every once-in-a-while it's fun to "play" a bit.

 

I've been toying with the idea of setting up a DOS-based VM with UniDOS, which would allow running CP/M  :)

Are those unraid VMs? Or are they VMs running under a Windows VM?

 

If they are unraid VMs. How would I go about getting the image files so I could set those up on my unraid as well?

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The old OS's I have are all VM's built with and running under VMWare Workstation on a Windows box.   I also have earlier versions of them that I built when I was using Microsoft's Virtual PC many years ago (early 2000's).

 

If you want to build these in UnRAID, you'd need the install media for the OS's.

 

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