I would like to experiment with DOS and would like to create a bootable partition on my hard drive (SDA) SATA device.
I created a 1G FAT32 formatted partition on my SATA hard drive (SDA) and tried to make a FreeDos partition on it. I downloaded the FreeDos CD-ROM. When I boot to the CD-Rom it does not see either of my two SDA or SDB devices :(
I also made a bootable MS DOS 6.21 USB and tried to copy it to the hard drive using the "sys" command. It can see the SATA (SDA) drive but when I attempt to copy the system to it, I get an error "wrong OS version".
All the information I have found says DOS can only boot to HDA1 (IDE). Must it be a IDE device or can it be a (SD) SATA device?
I have copies of MS DOS, FreeDos, RxDos, and MxDos.
Would any of these be able to boot to a SDA device?
Would any of these be able to boot to something other than the first partition?
Another way to ask this question is "How can I make a bootable DOS partition on a SATA (SD) hard drive device" (it's a laptop with no floppy).
After formatting to Fat16 as suggested below (thx Spektre), FreeDos recognized my DOS partition and loaded. I am currently trying to configure Grub2 to boot to it and will update once I get it figured out. Grub2 instructions also says it can boot to another drive if it remaps the drive designation using the "map" command.