PC-DOS 7.10

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PC-DOS 7.10

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I collected all of the known PC-DOS 7.10 versions, and the PC-DOS 2000 files distributed with these, along with a scattering of sgkt files.

The PDF file in the release is mostly copied from the sgkt documentation, I have added in additional commands from PC-DOS 7.10 (not in PCDOS 2000 docs), and a utility for writing boot-sectors (from a thinkpad restore disk).

There is no 'install'. Instead, one has to create the disk from scratch, in much the same way that IBM and symentec do.

Find it at http://www.os2fan2.com/files/pcdos710.zip

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Re: PC-DOS 7.10

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I have a much older cd version

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Re: PC-DOS 7.10

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That's PC-DOS 2000. I have that on floppy and cdrom, it's the directory 071 on the distro.

The present DOS says 'version 7.10' when it starts up, and command.com says '7.10'. The revision number is in ibmbio.com, which we're not loading here. This is just a directory full of command.com, designed to test if some batch will work in msdos 6.22 or pcdos 7.10 or whatever.

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[L:\layout\doscdrom\COMMAND]cmdp701 /c ver /r

PC DOS Version 7.0
Revision 0
DOS is in HMA

[L:\layout\doscdrom\COMMAND]cmdp710 /c ver /r

PC DOS Version 7.1
Revision 0
DOS is in HMA

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Re: PC-DOS 7.10

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backtofuture wrote:
Thu Jul 30, 2020 9:29 am
I have a much older cd version

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If it's dated 1996, it was dated incorrectly by whoever ripped the CD. The actual date should be April 30, 1998, just like the floppy version.

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Re: PC-DOS 7.10

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os2fan2 wrote:
Wed Jul 29, 2020 12:23 pm
I collected all of the known PC-DOS 7.10 versions, and the PC-DOS 2000 files distributed with these, along with a scattering of sgkt files.
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Find it at http://www.os2fan2.com/files/pcdos710.zip
Folks from old-dos.ru found build 116 dated 2002-05-15 (source - some ghost build)
http://old-dos.ru/dl.php?id=12115

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Re: PC-DOS 7.10

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Yuds2003 wrote:
Thu Jul 30, 2020 2:32 pm
If it's dated 1996, it was dated incorrectly by whoever ripped the CD. The actual date should be April 30, 1998, just like the floppy version.
that's what I don't understand ...
is a version taken right on FTP
the files are dated 1996

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Re: PC-DOS 7.10

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PC-DOS 7.00 revision 0 was released on cdrom as well. But it ought show revision level 0, not 1. The revision level comes from ibmbio.com

In either case, this is not version 7,10, the command.com of which gives the version shown in my previous post.

As regards build 1.16, it looks pretty consistant with builds at this time. It will boot from a cdrom, but the functionality of BOOT_HD_.NOZ is not there yet. This is the press-to-continue block file in the same vein as microsoft's JO.SYS. If it is a norton package, then i should not be supprised that this is all that they're is.

I've looked through my 'ghost' collection, and while i did not see it, there are large fragments missing such as Ghost Solutions 1 and 1.1, as well as ghost 6 and 7.

In any case, I thank tarlabnor and the folk at old-dos.ru for their find.

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Re: PC-DOS 7.10

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Including 1.16, the new release includes an extra file for 1.19 (dynaload.com), and the pdf has been passed through openoffice, which greatly reduces the size, as well as giving a list of bookmarks that list the additional commands.

A sample findcd.bat and findram.bat to be included.

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Re: PC-DOS 7.10

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Any idea whether any of these builds works with setver? I tried patching an installation of PC-DOS 2000 with the SGKT package a while back, and it turned out that setver didn't recognize it as a valid DOS version after that.

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You'll have to patch SETVER.EXE then to look for version 7.10 instead.
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I have always removed 'setver'. The usual ploy is to load the program through a tool in pcdosasm.zip, or through givever.

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