Purpose: Formats a disk and installs country-specific information and keyboard codes In DOS Version 6, this command is stored on the DOS supplemental disk.
SELECT transfers country-specific information, such as date and time
formats for a country. After the target disk is formatted, the
program transfers the CONFIG.SYS and AUTOEXEC-.BAT files. Then the
contents of the source disk are transferred to the target disk. For
more information on country codes, refer to Appendix B.
The source disk may be either drive A or drive B. If you do not enter
disk designations, drive A will be assumed to be the source disk and
drive B the target disk.
If you select a fixed disk as the target drive, the program will prompt
you to type the correct label for that disk. If you enter the wrong
label, the SELECT process is terminated. If you enter the correct
label, the program will display this second warning:
WARNING, ALL DATA ON NON-REMOVABLE DISK
DRIVE D: WILL BE LOST!
Proceed with Format (Y/N)?
If you type N, the SELECT process will be canceled. If you type Y,
the fixed disk will be formatted, erasing all the data currently
stored on the disk.
country code This is a three digit code to indicate the country
information stored in the COUNTRY.SYS file (or a replacement file).
keyboard code This is a two character code to indicate the keyboard
layout used. For more information, refer to the KEYB command.
To create a new DOS disk in drive B with country-specific information
for Spain, enter
select a: b: 850 sp
A warning will be displayed, giving you a chance to cancel the disk
format before proceeding.