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Learning Lab

ColdFusion MX on Mac OS X, Part 3
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Install DOS on the DOS Virtual PC Machine

  1. From the Virtual PC List window select the DOS VPC that we just created, then click the Startup button.

  2. The Virtual PC "DOS" window opens and it attempts to boot DOS. This fails because no operating system has been installed on the hard drive.

  3. A DOS floppy disk image is provided with the Virtual PC system. In the Finder navigate to:

    Applications ==> Virtual PC 5.x ==> 
        Extras ==> Installing Other OSes

    Within this folder there is a file named: PC DOS Boot Disk. Drag this file to the toolbar at the bottom of the Virtual PC "DOS" window. VPC will recognize this as a floppy disk image. The little floppy disk icon (third from the left) in the toolbar will be highlighted, and a small red down-arrow will light up when you are positioned correctly over the toolbar. Drop the file to capture the floppy disk image. Alternatively, you can accomplish the same thing using the Virtual PC menu bar: Drives ---> Capture Floppy image...

    Author's Note: You can drag the disk image over the little floppy disk icon or anywhere else on the toolbar. If you use the blank right side of the toolbar, you will see the name of the image you are capturing.

  4. From the Virtual PC menu bar, select: Control--->Restart

  5. A Dialog will appear asking if you want to restart the PC. Click the Restart button.

  6. The Virtual PC reboots from the floppy and asks if you want to install drivers on the C: drive and make it bootable. Enter Y.

  7. PC DOS is transferred (installed) onto the C: drive, along with the disk boot program. Close the Virtual PC "DOS" window.

  8. When the Shut Down Dialog appears, click Turn Off PC, then click the Turn Off button.

    Author's Note: It is very important to turn off the PC rather than save its status. This allows us to access the Dropbox drive from a different Virtual PC.

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