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About This Guide
This manual describes Caldera DR-DOS(TM) 7.02, a disk operating system
designed to run on Intel* Pentium, i486, 386, 80286, 8088, 8086,
(and later) and compatible microprocessors.
Caldera DR-DOS also includes Personal NetWare(TM), a networking
component that allows you to share your computer's resources with other
users on a DOS network.
Before you start using the operating system or the network, read the
documentation from the manufacturer of your computer so that you are
reasonably familiar with the computer and how it works.
You should also read Chapter 1, ``Introduction to
DR-DOS'' and Chapter 4, ``Working with
DR-DOS,'' which describe the main features of the operating system and
explain certain concepts that you should be familiar with before you use
the operating system.
This manual, the Caldera DR-DOS Quick Start Guide,
documents the operating system basics and how to install and
set up DR-DOS. More detailed information about using DR-DOS can
be found in the online help, DOSBook. Read Chapter 5, "Using the
Online Documentation" for more information about using DOSBook.
The following is a summary of each chapter in this guide.
- Chapter 1, ``Introduction to DR-DOS,''
introduces this operating system, and some general operating system concepts.
- Chapter 2, ``Installing DR-DOS,'' explains
how to install the operating system.
- Chapter 3, ``Installing Personal NetWare,''
explains how to install the network components.
- Chapter 4, ``Working with DR-DOS,''
describes more operating system concepts, and how to start using the
- Chapter 5, ``Using the Online Documentation,''
explains how you access information in DOSBook, the online manual.
Key Features in Caldera DR-DOS
This version of Caldera DR-DOS includes these key features.
- DOS Protected Mode Services (DPMS) allow DPMS-aware programs to run
in protected mode. Caldera DR-DOS DPMS-aware programs include DELWATCH,
the disk cache (NWCACHE), and the Personal NetWare server (SERVER.EXE).
- MS Windows versions of LOCK and the network commands are included.
also a Caldera DR-DOS program group for MS Windows.
- EDIT, the text editor, has a new menu interface that includes mouse
support. Also, DOSBook can now be accessed from within EDIT.
- The DOSKEY command allows you to create and work with macros.
- The new debugger, DEBUG, is compatible with other earlier DOS versions.
Although DEBUG is not documented in this manual, it is fully documented in
DOSBook, the online manual.
- FDISK has been enhanced and now has two modes of operation. The default, standard
mode has not been changed and works in the same way as previous versions. This is the
recommended way of using FDISK.
The /x switch changes to extended mode. It allows you to add and remove non-DOS
partitions. This is for advanced users only.
- NetWars is an arcade-style network game that you can play alone or
with other network users. Players can design their own ship using the shape
editor, NWDRAW.EXE, save it as a file, then load it into the Multi-Player game
from the Options menu. Online help for the shape editor is included.
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