Here comes another post concerning the configuration of a MS-DOS virtual machine in a VMWare ESX environment. In the first two post I explained how to install the VM and how to idle the CPU. In this post I will detail the steps to configure a cd-rom and set-up a mouse.
Let's start with configuring the cd-rom. Click on this link and download the iso file containing the drivers you are going to need.
The iso image contains:
- DOSIdle tool
- Microsoft Network Client 3.0
- Network card driver for AMD PCNET cards (NDIS2/NDIS3)
- CD-ROM driver
- Sound driver for SoundBlaster 16
- Super VGA driver patch
- WQGHLT tool
- Y2K Update for File Manager
- Euro support
Using WinImage extract the CDROM folder and successively inject it in a new floppy disk image (.flp).
Mount the new floppy and run install.exe from the command line: