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Maybe it's a question that's more appropriated on ServerFault. But here is my problem:

I have a Virtual Machine runing MS-DOS 6.22 and I would like to access some file on the Network. I keep being on A: and cannot switch to another drive.

I'm not really used to DOS, and might be doing someting wrong. Can someone help me and tell me how to do it?

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You will have to add drivers for your network card, and specific configuration. This doesn't work 'automagically' like it sometimes does on windows.

Here's a nice explanation on how to enable TCP/IP in DOS.

Maybe an easier solution: You could also boot the virtual machine with The Universal TCP/IP Network Boot Disk, which should enable network support by default.

Hope this helps.

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I'll try this out thanks. And how can I work an another drive? It keeps telling me "Not ready reading drive B", or not even finding them. I suppose A is the floppy, am I wrong? –  waszkiewicz Nov 20 '09 at 11:03
    
You should have a C drive as well, at least if you put a hard drive in your virtual machine. Of course you would have to format it before dos can do anything with it (format c:). –  fretje Nov 20 '09 at 11:14
    
Nothing seems to work the right way... I'll try again later. Problem is I don't have a floppy disk drive... –  waszkiewicz Nov 20 '09 at 11:23
    
You can insert a floppy disk image in the "virtual floppy disk drive" no? –  fretje Nov 20 '09 at 14:02
    
Ok, that's done. Now how can I access the network? It says the driver is runing correctely, but I cant ping a computer on the network. –  waszkiewicz Nov 23 '09 at 8:53

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