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    Question DOS mapped program

    Hi

    Can ubuntu run an old DOS mapped program? i.e. a fox DB program. I want to know because I liked Ubuntu so much that I want to apply it on my workplace, thanks for readding and more thanks if you answer/help me, good day!

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    Re: DOS mapped program

    Among your options is DosBOX
    Forum DOs and DON'Ts
    Never assume that information you find using a search engine is up-to-date.

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    Re: DOS mapped program

    Quote Originally Posted by lisati View Post
    Among your options is DosBOX
    Hi Lisati, thanks for answering ...

    I've downloaded DOSbox but i can't get it to work and I know it has to be with the mapping, my Fox DB program has to be mapped in G:/ ...
    Last edited by jjerry76; February 22nd, 2012 at 09:38 PM.

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    Re: DOS mapped program

    Quote Originally Posted by jjerry76 View Post
    Hi Lisati, thanks for answering ...

    I've downloaded DOSbox but i can't get it to work and I know it has to be with the mapping, my Fox DB program has to be mapped in G:/ ...

    Ok, will look into that DosBOX link you posted, didn't saw that lol

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    Re: DOS mapped program

    Will it change everything if my DOS Fox DB program is a network share? .... mean the mounting and all ...

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    Re: DOS mapped program

    So far and no good, can anyone help me?

    I've downloaded DOSBox so I can run my DOS DB there and SMBFS so I can map a network drive from the network which has the old DOS DB in it ..... I can map that drive with the letter needed (G: I've mounted C: on DOSBox .... but still can't get to run (tipical "MASTER does not exist" error) .... anyone?

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    Re: DOS mapped program

    patience and google are your friends.

    What you are trying to do has been done many times before.

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    Re: DOS mapped program

    Quote Originally Posted by iponeverything View Post
    patience and google are your friends.

    What you are trying to do has been done many times before.

    Did not find any info on that, but you're right found the info needed here & google as well, this is what I did (dunno if it's necessary but hope helps someone and if you see something wrong, please, do tell)

    1.- Downloaded DosBox

    sudo apptitude install dosbox

    2.- Made C: which I believe is necessary on any Windows program

    On terminal:
    mkdir ~/dos
    mkdir ~/dos/c

    On DosBox
    mount c /home/*userhome*/dos/c

    3.- Installed SMBFS for "mapping"

    sudo aptitude install smbfs

    Updates as well:
    sudo update-rc.d -f umountnfs.sh remove
    sudo update-rc.d umountnfs.sh stop 15 0 6 4
    Edit with NANO /etc/fstab, added the next line:

    //servername/sharename /media/mountname smbfs guest,uid=1000,iocharset=utf8,codepage=unicode,uni code 0 0

    Mount the map letter:

    sudo mkdir /media/mountname
    sudo mount -a

    4.- Mount it on DosBox that drive letter which is diferent from C:

    What do you think?
    Last edited by jjerry76; May 1st, 2012 at 12:30 AM.

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    Re: DOS mapped program

    If it works, thank you for posting your findings.
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