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First post, by Harry Potter

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Hi! I have a WIn11/64 laptop with DOSBox and DOSBox-X and have been trying to install on them some floppy-based installation packages. When I am ready to start the install, it asks for a certain disk. I press Enter, and it asks for the disk again. How do I do it?

Joseph Rose, a.k.a. Harry Potter
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Reply 1 of 6, by konc

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The idea is that you mount multiple disk images using imgmount like
imgmount a "d:\disk1.img" "d:\disk2.img" -t floppy
and the with CTRL+F4 you cycle to the next image when asked to insert the next disk

But if I'm not mistaken, the latest official version of dosbox (0.74-3) doesn't have this feature for floppy images, only for cdroms. So you need to do it using a later SVN build. I don't know anything about dosbox-x, your version might already have this functionality

A simpler approach to try before doing all the above is to just copy all files from all disks in a directory and run the installation from it. Of course this depends on the application, it won't always work.

Reply 2 of 6, by Harry Potter

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I copied all the files to a specific folder on my desktop, and it didn't work. 🙁

Joseph Rose, a.k.a. Harry Potter
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Reply 5 of 6, by DosFreak

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For DOSBOX-X questions post here: DOSBox-X branch

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