FreeDOS in a box

You want to run FreeDOS in Oracle Virtual Box? Here are some ready-to-use images. So you don’t have to install everything by hand.

Three images are available:

  1. FreeDOS 1.1” – the same as if you’d install the original CD.
  2. FreeDOS 1.1plus” – same as 1.1, but installed with the package manager FDNPKG. So you can easily update programs from the official sources.
  3. FreeDOS 1.1net” – same as 1.1plus, but with networking programs like MS Client. (Not everything is open source).

I created this as a hobby. DOS networking fascinates me. While these images are not officially authorized by the FreeDOS project, I kept everything as clean and simple as possible.

License and sources

FreeDOS is Free Software under GNU GPL. Get the sources from or install them with FDNPKG.

Ulrich Hansen, Mainz 2015

PS: Look here for the old website.

Ulrich Hansen