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    IBM DOS v5...

    Hi Guys!

    ... I have it, well sort of anyway

    I got hold of a boxed IBM DOS 5, including from what I can tell all the manuals, but only 2 of the 3 disks, Disk 1 is missing

    Now I know this is probably not allowed, but does someone perhaps have the same version of the disks who would not mind making an image of the first disk for me?

    I took a quick photo of the box + manuals + disks...

    Thanks!

    PS. I tried uploading the pics, but it's not working - will post them ASAP
    There are doorways I haven't opened and windows I've yet to look through, going forward may not be the answer, maybe I should go back!

    Looking for:
    Commodore 64/128 or Atari stuff. Any XT/AT/286 parts or complete machines.
    South Africa Please.

    Currently Own:
    Vintage
    Modified IBM 5155, Stock IBM 5160, Commodore64 with 1541 & C2N
    Main Rig
    Core i5 750, 4GB RAM, HD5770 1GB, 1.4TB storage

    #2
    I don't think there is much of an issue with giving you one image of the set ..

    I'm a big fan of IBM DOS 5. Unfortunately, all of my copies seem to be on 5.25" diskettes, not 3.5s.

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      #3
      I have MS-DOS 5.0 from WIN Laboratories, LTD. There are five DS/DD 360 KB disks in this set. If you need images it will take a while, as my 486 'do-all' pc, with 5.25 floppy, is awaiting arrival of a new P24T cpu, scheduled for today. You can send me a PM with a personal email address and I can make a '7-ZIP' archive and get it to you as soon as I re-assemble my 486, or an I can do an image. How about both? You could then shuffle things around a little and make your own 3.5 disks out of all that. The boot disk is easy to make, assuming you have a 5.25 floppy at your disposal.
      Surely not everyone was Kung-Fu fighting
      SE Michigan

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        #4
        Ah, I failed to mention that it's on 3" DD disks...
        There are doorways I haven't opened and windows I've yet to look through, going forward may not be the answer, maybe I should go back!

        Looking for:
        Commodore 64/128 or Atari stuff. Any XT/AT/286 parts or complete machines.
        South Africa Please.

        Currently Own:
        Vintage
        Modified IBM 5155, Stock IBM 5160, Commodore64 with 1541 & C2N
        Main Rig
        Core i5 750, 4GB RAM, HD5770 1GB, 1.4TB storage

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          #5
          Originally posted by Agent Orange View Post
          I have MS-DOS 5.0 from WIN Laboratories, LTD. There are five DS/DD 360 KB disks in this set. If you need images it will take a while, as my 486 'do-all' pc, with 5.25 floppy, is awaiting arrival of a new P24T cpu, scheduled for today. You can send me a PM with a personal email address and I can make a '7-ZIP' archive and get it to you as soon as I re-assemble my 486, or an I can do an image. How about both? You could then shuffle things around a little and make your own 3.5 disks out of all that. The boot disk is easy to make, assuming you have a 5.25 floppy at your disposal.
          Is MS-DOS 5.0 the same as PC-DOS 5.0? I think there are some differences.

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            #6
            Chuck:

            Pretty much the same, I've used both. I never encountered a pc from that era that wouldn't at least run some form of MS-DOS.
            Surely not everyone was Kung-Fu fighting
            SE Michigan

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              #7
              A few minor differences in DOS 5. Microsoft still has a web page devoted to the differences. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/75169
              If Iceland or 122 key keyboards matter, one needs the IBM PC DOS 5.

              In earlier versions of PC-DOS, the differences included GW-Basic versus BASICA and PC-DOS would only recognize hard disks formatted by PC-DOS.

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                #8
                Minerva:

                Let me work on 3.5 those inchs disks - may take a few days. I'm assuming that you do not have a 5.25 inch floppy?
                Surely not everyone was Kung-Fu fighting
                SE Michigan

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by krebizfan View Post
                  A few minor differences in DOS 5. Microsoft still has a web page devoted to the differences. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/75169
                  If Iceland or 122 key keyboards matter, one needs the IBM PC DOS 5.

                  In earlier versions of PC-DOS, the differences included GW-Basic versus BASICA and PC-DOS would only recognize hard disks formatted by PC-DOS.
                  I haven't checked a copy of PC-DOS 5 recently. Are the system files still called IBMBIO.COM and IBMDOS.COM or are they IO.SYS and MSDOS.SYS as in the Microsoft product?

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Agent Orange View Post
                    Minerva:

                    Let me work on 3.5 those inchs disks - may take a few days. I'm assuming that you do not have a 5.25 inch floppy?
                    I do actually have a 1.2MB 5" drive, so it's not an issue at all. I presume one would just have to fiddle around a bit to make sure that one copies all the correct files onto the 3" floppies.

                    Thanks a lot!

                    PS. as a side note, I noticed that here in South Africa we created a name for 3" disks, we call them Stiffies here, and the 5" we call floppies. A bit of useless info
                    There are doorways I haven't opened and windows I've yet to look through, going forward may not be the answer, maybe I should go back!

                    Looking for:
                    Commodore 64/128 or Atari stuff. Any XT/AT/286 parts or complete machines.
                    South Africa Please.

                    Currently Own:
                    Vintage
                    Modified IBM 5155, Stock IBM 5160, Commodore64 with 1541 & C2N
                    Main Rig
                    Core i5 750, 4GB RAM, HD5770 1GB, 1.4TB storage

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                      #11
                      OK, trying Imageshack here now





                      Last edited by Minerva10210; June 22, 2010, 12:35 AM. Reason: Fixed links
                      There are doorways I haven't opened and windows I've yet to look through, going forward may not be the answer, maybe I should go back!

                      Looking for:
                      Commodore 64/128 or Atari stuff. Any XT/AT/286 parts or complete machines.
                      South Africa Please.

                      Currently Own:
                      Vintage
                      Modified IBM 5155, Stock IBM 5160, Commodore64 with 1541 & C2N
                      Main Rig
                      Core i5 750, 4GB RAM, HD5770 1GB, 1.4TB storage

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                        #12
                        IBMBIO.COM <=> IO.SYS & IBMDOS.COM <=> MSDOS.SYS. DR-DOS used IBMBIO & IBMDOS.COM.
                        Surely not everyone was Kung-Fu fighting
                        SE Michigan

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                          #13
                          Just a casual observation - Your IBM "stiffies" appear to be from Microsoft as they are not branded PC-DOS. The disks were copywrited 1991. So, this was slightly prior to the big Microsoft/IBM falling out. Maybe just before the NT/OS2 era when IBM decided to go their own way (just like in the Fleetwood Mac song).
                          Last edited by Agent Orange; June 22, 2010, 07:09 AM.
                          Surely not everyone was Kung-Fu fighting
                          SE Michigan

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Agent Orange View Post
                            IBMBIO.COM <=> IO.SYS & IBMDOS.COM <=> MSDOS.SYS. DR-DOS used IBMBIO & IBMDOS.COM.
                            Sheesh, I know that--which pairing does the product in question (IBM DOS) use?

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by Chuck(G) View Post
                              I haven't checked a copy of PC-DOS 5 recently. Are the system files still called IBMBIO.COM and IBMDOS.COM or are they IO.SYS and MSDOS.SYS as in the Microsoft product?
                              All the versions of PC DOS/IBM DOS I've seen (including 5.00 and 5.02) have IBMBIO.COM & IBMDOS.COM
                              BTW: there's no such thing as "PC DOS 5", as this version was released during the PS/2 era, when IBM distanced themselves from "PC", hence the name "IBM DOS".

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