CST8174_Lab_2 - CST8174 Lab 2 M. O'Meara CST8174 Lab#2...

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CST8174 Lab 2 M. O’Meara CST8174 Lab#2 Objectives To partition and format a hard disk for installation of an Operating System (O/S) To install DOS 6.22 on the newly created hard disk partition To create a stand-alone DOS 6.22 boot disk for future hard disk setups Equipment PC DOS 6.22 installation & boot disk (3 disk s). (The teacher will provide these or you can bring your own.) 3.5” blank diskette Procedure: N.B .: Follow these procedures carefully. At all times if you are unsure or are having problems, consult your lab teacher. You will not need to be grounded for this lab, as we will not open the computer case. However, verify that you have all the equipment you require. There may only be a few sets of disks available, so you may have to share them with other groups, as they are made available. We are assuming your hard disk is set-up and working properly. If this is NOT the case, notify the lab instructor and consult with him before proceeding. Insert the DOS 6.22 boot disk, Disk #1 of 3, into the computer’s 3.5” drive and turn the computer on. The computer will boot to the DOS 6.22 installation screen. You do not want to run this process right now – we will come back to it later - so simply press the F3 key on your keyboard until you find yourself at the A:> prompt. From the A:> prompt, type in FDISK [Ente r]. This will start up the disk partitioning software FDISK.EXE. FDISK will then appear with a text-based menu. Read the menu carefully and take the time to understand what each menu option represents: Current Fixed Disk Drive: 1 – this indicates that you are on the first hard disk. If you only have one hard disk in the system, this seems redundant, but in a multiple hard 1
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CST8174 Lab 2 M. O’Meara disk system, it is important to know which hard disk you are about to affect with the new changes. 1. Create a DOS partition or Logical DOS drive – This allows you to create a new partition on a drive that has none defined, or to create a new logical DOS drive (D:, E:, etc) on an extended DOS partition. 2. Set active partition – This is a necessary option to insure that the DOS partition you create on the first hard disk, usually referred to as drive C: is a BOOTABLE partition. Without this option, the hard disk will not boot EVEN IF IT HAS THE OPERATING SYSTEM INSTALLED TO DO SO. 3. Delete partition or Logical DOS drive – This option allows you to remove and existing partition or logical DOS drive to allow you to restructure your hard disk. 4. Display current partition information – This option allows you to view your current hard disk configuration for partitions and logical DOS drives. 5. Change current disk drive – This option is only visible if there is more than one hard disk on the system, and allows for switching from one to the other. The idea of partitioning a hard disk comes from the concept of having different
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