To install a VHD image in VirtualBox:

  • Download the zipped VHD-File, f.i.
  • Unzip it.
  • Save it to a location of your choice, f.i. in:
    /Users/YourName/VirtualBox VMs/
  • Start VirtualBox (I tested this with version 4 and 5).
  • Choose “New“.


  • Give the new virtual machine a name, f.i. “FreeDOS 1.2”


  • Choose 32 MB RAM.
  • Choose “Use existing hard disk” and point it to the location of the VHD-file.


  • Choose “Finish“.

Your FreeDOS virtual machine is now ready to go – almost.

Additional information

Here is some important information you should know about:



Ulrich Hansen