DOS is fairly fussy about where it wants its partitions. If I were you, I'd make a
small DOS partition with DOS (how large is this supposed to be? Beware of the
~510MB/1024 cylinder BIOS problems), install DOS onto it, and then install Debian
elsewhere on the hard drive using Linux's fdisk to make your new partitions.
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