SYS+Copying System Files to Another Disk
Copies the DOS files onto another disk.
MS-DOS equivalent: SYS (2.0+; SYSCOPY in earlier
[d:][path] SYS cd:
[d:][path] Specifies the drive letter and path that
contain the SYS command file.
cd: Specifies the letter of the disk drive
that contains the disk you want the SYS
files copied to.
copies the DOS files to the disk in drive B.
COPY COMMAND.COM B:
copies the DOS files to the disk in drive B and makes the disk
bootable by copying the COMMAND.COM file.
Cannot SYS to a network drive
You cannot use SYS on a network. Pause the fileserver and then
issue the SYS command.
No room for system on destination disk
There is not enough space for the system files on the destination
disk. Format a new disk with FORMAT/S and then reissue the
No system on default drive
DOS cannot locate the system files to be transferred. Select a
disk that has the DOS files on it and try again.
The target disk must either have an empty root directory,
have been formatted with the /S option of the FORMAT command, or
have been formatted with the /B option of the FORMAT command. If
you use the SYS command on a disk that has not been properly
formatted, you may lose data from it. The SYS command does not
copy the COMMAND.COM file, which is required to make a disk
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