Make CERTAIN that your first disk statement in /etc/dosemu.conf IS
pointing to your hdimage!
Reboot DOS (the real version, not DOSEMU.) Put a newly formatted
diskette in your a: drive. Run "sys a:" to transfer the system files
to the diskette. Copy SYS.COM from your DOS directory
(usually C:\\DOS) to the diskette.
Reboot Linux. Run 'dos -A'. After a short pause, the system should
come up. Try "dir c:" which should list the files on the harddrive
distribution image. If that works, run: "sys c:".
Exit dos by running "c:\exitemu". If you have problems, hold down the
<ctrl> and <alt> buttons simultaneously while pressing <pgdn>.
(<ctrl><alt><pgdn> will automatically exit dosemu.)
If you already have a HDIMAGE file
If you have a previous version of DOSEMU running, you should copy the
*.SYS, *.COM, & *.EXE files in the ./commands directory over to the
hdimage drive that you boot from. Some of these files have changed.
If you don't know how to copy files from/to the hdimage
Have a look at the recent mtools package (version 3.6 at time of writeing).
If you have the following line in /etc/mtools.conf