Question: How to create an OS/2 bootdisk supporting HPFS and having accessto run DOS applications. Seems simple but I can't get it to work.
Answer: You need separate boot disks for OS/2 and DOS since an OS/2 boot disk (unlike OS/2 running from your hard drive) does not support DOS programs.
I have already provided complete instructions for creating an OS/2 boot disk with HPFS support.
To access HPFS partitions from native DOS you need to obtain an HPFS driver for DOS. You can get this by going to Hobbes and downloading hpfs4dos.zip or hpfsa102.zip.
This article written by Stephen Chapman, Felgall Pty Ltd.