I have an OS/2 Warp CD that I am wanting to use as the installation media on an IBM PC 350 Pentium system. I have already installed MS-DOS 6.22 and the IBMIDECD.SYS driver for the CD-ROM drive on the boot HD. When I boot the system, it seems to install the driver and MSCDEX.EXE is loaded and reports drive E: is available (the CD-ROM drive).
The exact driver loading information from my CONFIG.SYS is:
And the command in my AUTOEXEC.BAT is:
C:\DOS\MSCDEX.EXE /D:IBMCD000 /L:E
I can switch to
E:, and I can use the
DIR command to see the contents of my CD-ROM, but I cannot access any of the files on the CD-ROM. The transcript below shows this "weirdness".
ibminst <DIR> 10-30-01 6:20p info <DIR> 10-30-01 6:20p install cmd 956 01-04-01 2:43p options <DIR> 10-30-01 6:23p os2image <DIR> 10-30-01 7:26p readme add 10-30-01 7:39a readme txt 10-30-01 7:39a rspinst exe 478,064 10-27-01 10:50p sample rsp 81,781 10-27-01 10:50p technote txt 214,878 11-02-01 11:48a vcu exe 131,347 10-16-01 3:29p vcu msg 1,760 10-16-01 1:26p 22 file(s) 1,052,303 bytes 0 bytes free E:\>cd info Invalid directory E:\>cd e:\info Invalid directory E:\>type readme.txt File not found - README.TXT E:\>
If I insert the same CD into my modern computer, I can see and access all of the contents. Under Mac OS X, the CD is recognized as being ISO 9660 format.
What problems with the CD, CD-ROM drive, and driver setup in MS-DOS 6.22 could possibly be causing this behavior?