Various years in the past, an 8″ disk containing Seattle Pc Merchandise (SCP) 86-DOS 1.0 was efficiently imaged. The most recent recordsdata on the disk are dated April 30, 1981, making the disk the oldest full launch of what was quickly to be often known as PC DOS and MS-DOS, a few month older than a pre-release of PC DOS from early June 1981.
Whereas it’s potential to run the 8″ disk picture with 86-DOS model 1.00 below an emulator, it after all doesn’t run on a PC or any PC emulator/virtualizer. That’s a disgrace as a result of a lot of the utilities included with SCP’s 86-DOS run below DOS simply positive. In concept, it must be potential to supply a PC appropriate “BIOS” part (IBMBIO.COM or IO.SYS equal) and run the remainder of the system roughly unmodified on a PC.
In observe, it could in actual fact be carried out. Behold PC-86-DOS 1.00, working from this disk picture.
In case you don’t know or bear in mind, Seattle Pc Merchandise was the corporate Microsoft purchased the rights to DOS from, making SCP’s variations of DOS a number of the oldest in existence. Getting these outdated variations archived and working on trendy emulators is critically necessary for the sector of pc archeology.