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 SATA 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 GRUB 2 to boot to it and will update once I get it figured out. GRUB 2 instructions also says it can boot to another drive if it remaps the drive designation using the "map" command.