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    dos emulator

    Fist day using LInux (ubuntu version 9.10). I want to run a dos program and need a dos emulator application but when I use ubuntu software centre I can not find one listed to download. Can anyone help?

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    Re: dos emulator

    Open synaptic and search for dosbox.
    The end is near...
    03:14:07 GMT Tuesday, 19 January 2038

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    Post Re: dos emulator

    http://www.dosbox.com
    http://dosbox.sourceforge.net/wiki

    You will need to install Dosbox in Ubuntu by using Synaptics or apt-get. The folder/subdirectory that contains your older DOS program (EXE, COM,
    or BAT) will need to be copied to your Ubuntu /home/loginname folder.

    This folder will be mounted as C: Drive in Dosbox so the EXE, COM or BAT
    file can be executed. To mount your C: drive, you will use the mount
    command to mount the Linux folder as c and then change to Drive C:\> and
    execute your old DOS Program.

    As an example:
    I had several recipes that were saved in C:\pw\2_LDK\Cookin on an
    old Dos machine. I copied the complete C:\pw folder to /home/larry/C:/.
    Then I executed Dosbox from the Ubuntu menu
    APPLICATIONS → SYSTEM TOOLS → dosbox

    When the dosbox window opened I typed the following:
    Z:\> mount c ~/C: and the response was: Drive C is mounted as local Directory /home/larry/C:
    Z:\>C: and the response was: C:\>
    C:\>dir/p gave a paged directory listing of ~/C:>
    C:\>cd pw and the pw window opened with the word processor running
    C:\>pw and now I have access to my old recipes.


    The following commands can be used in dosbox
    intro
    intro mount
    intro cdrom
    intro special
    help
    help /all

    Along with a lot of special commands that are shown on their help screens.

    Now, lets get Sourcer from V-Communications running in Dosbox. First we
    need to copy the DOS subdirectory Sourcer_305 to the Linux folder C:.
    This will copy all the files needed to run Sourcer version 3.05.
    When the copy is complete, start Dosbox from the pulldown menu.
    Then mount the folder as C: and do the following commands:
    mount c ~/C:
    C:
    cd source~1
    sr
    (NOTE: Once mounted you don't need to repeat that command, just cd to the folder you need to access.)

    To UNMOUNT C: use the following command:
    mount -u c

    Once again it works like a champ.

    lk

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    Re: dos emulator

    I heartily recommend DOSBox. Works like a charm with most apps and games

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    Re: dos emulator

    There's also DOSemu.....

    Both DOSBox & DOSEmu are available under "Add/Remove" in 9.04. (I don't currently have 9.10 on any of my machines, so can't check the software centre.)
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