While Greg and I were hanging out to bring in the new year, a little nostalgia hit us and we began talking about MS-DOS and Windows 3.1. As a result of that discussion, I began playing with the idea of having a VM of both DOS and Windows 3.11 (completely separate, just for the sake of having two environments). This series will explore and layout the steps for creating an MS-DOS 6.22 VM using VirtualBox. The concept of a VM is outside the scope of this series and we will assume that you know what a VM is and the basics of how VM’s work.
NOTE: This is a bit verbose, by design. After doing some reading, I find that some users who want a MS-DOS VM dont exactly understand the pieces/parts involved. This post works toward filling in some of the gaps some users may have.