I am running VMware Player 6 (as far as I understand, the last version of VMware player that can run on Win32) on Windows 7 32-bits.
I think I managed to successfully create a virtual machine and install MS-DOS 6.22 on it.
Here are the two screenshots of what I see when I power on the virtual machine (first is BIOS which I configured to last for 5 seconds, second when it finally load the os and goes to C:)
I would like to play a video game on the virtual machine (my point here is to learn about virtual machines, not playing the video game, since I already manage to play the video game using DosBox). The video game comes as a folder with a bunch of .bat/.com/.exe and other files. I created an iso image of the folder using Alcohol 120%.
If I look at the virtual machine settings before starting it, I see
In particular "Connected" is grayed out. I don't know why and I don't know whether that is supposed to be so or not. However, note that the option "Use ISO file" is selected and it points to the path of the ISO file I created.
The issue is that I don't know how to make the virtual machine read my iso image.
If I try and type "a:" in the virtual machine shell I get "Not ready reading drive a:"
If I try and type "b:", it tells me "Insert diskette for drive b: and press a key when ready". At that point (since I think a disk should be there already, given the settings) I press a key, but then I get "Not ready reading drive b:".
The first thing I would conjecture is that that virtual machine cannot read from the virtual cd-rom. But if so, how come I managed to install the operating system by somehow booting from the cd-rom?
The other thing that comes to my mind is that maybe my iso file uses NTFS and my guest os cannot read it? But if so, I would guess the problem would occur a bit later in the process..
I am completely stuck: if I were just by myself, I would give up andstop here. Any help is much appreciated!
EDIT: As requested by Hennes, I attach the content of config and autoexec. config and autoexec