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I have MS-DOS 6.22 in a virtual machine (Virtual PC 2007) and I wanted to properly configure the keyboard.

The keyboard I have is a French-Canadian one (FYI in Windows XP my keyboard is labeled "Français (Canada) - Français (Canada)" in the control pannel).

What do I need to put in autoexec.bat and config.sys in order to use the keyboard properly (Windows 3.11 will be installed later if it matters)?

I haven't configured DOS since like 14 years so all my references are lost/trashed now :)

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That's fantastic. What is this for? Old games? –  Stephen Jennings May 6 '10 at 14:38
    
Nah i'm just nostalgic. I'm resinstalling those old OSes to see how bad has become what was hot at at that time :) And to see the evolution curve and also be able to show "younger" people how it was before. –  AlexV May 6 '10 at 23:29

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Thanks for the try but found it in a dusty Microsoft KB :)

Canada (English)

Config.sys :

Country=004,850,c:\dos\country.sys
Device=c:\dos\display.sys con=(ega,850,2)

Autoexec.bat :

Mode con cp prep=((850 863) c:\dos\ega.cpi)
Mode con cp select=850
Keyb cf,850,c:\dos\keybrd2.sys

Canada (français) (French)

Config.sys :

Country=002,850,c:\dos\country.sys
Device=c:\dos\display.sys con=(ega,850,2)

Autoexec.bat :

Mode con cp prep=((850 863) c:\dos\ega.cpi)
Mode con cp select=850
Keyb cf,850,c:\dos\keyboard.sys
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I'm not sure if this is what you're looking for, but there are steps provided in this forum thread. I'm still looking for more info.

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Wasn't it something like this in autoexec.bat? Be sure to check the real codepages and keyb variables.

mode con codepage select=850
keyb fr,,c:\dos\keyboard.sys
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