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Old 03-15-2004, 01:36 AM   #1
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Dosemu/FreeDOS in tomsrtbr


Hi,

I want to boot using tomsrtbt and run the dos programs there using DOSemu or FreeDOS. Is the packages already bundled with tomsrtbt or I have to include them in tomsrtbt. If it is so how can I include these programs without exceeding the size of a floppy.

Thanks in advance

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Old 03-15-2004, 09:57 AM   #2
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"Is the packages already bundled with tomsrtbt "

No.

"how can I include these programs without exceeding the size of a floppy."

You can't. The programs are too big for a single floppy. You might be able to put dosemu and FreeDOS on separate floppies and run a system where you change floppies at the appropriate time.

Another possibility is to create a CD based Linux system which includes dosemu and FreeDOS. If you have a CD-RW take a look at LifeBoat. You can probably create a bootable Linux CD which contains dosemu and FreeDOS using LifeBoat:

http://users.rcn.com/srstites/LifeBo...home.page.html

Warning: Bugs in Internet Explorer prevent it from displaying the above page correctly.

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Old 03-15-2004, 11:48 AM   #3
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Hi,

Thanks for your reply but CD is not a option for me. I have to do it in floppies. Can you tell me how can I make a system where I boot from tomsrtbt and them swap it with the floppy containing DosEmu/FreeDOS

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Old 03-15-2004, 03:27 PM   #4
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"Can you tell me how can I make a system where I boot from tomsrtbt and them swap it with the floppy containing DosEmu/FreeDOS"

After you boot tomsrtbt and login then you can remove the tomsrtbt floppy. Then you can mount the floppy containing dosemu with commands similar to:
mkdir /possum
mount -t ext2 /dev/fd0 /possum

when you are finished with that floppy:
umount /possum
and mount the next floppy that you want to use.

dosemu is probably too big to fit on one floppy. I don't know how you will arrange the floppies for dosemu, FreeDOS, and your DOS application programs so that all of this will work. You will have to experiment to find out the best way to arrange things.

You could greatly simplify the problem by leaving out Linux and dosemu. Just boot FreeDOS on a bootable floppy. Your DOS application programs can be on a second floppy and you can switch the floppies as needed. I have run this way in the past and I still have a working DOS bootable floppy than I can use to run DOS whenever I want.

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http://users.rcn.com/srstites/LifeBo...home.page.html

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Old 03-15-2004, 10:38 PM   #5
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Thank you very much for your help. I will try the methods.

Thanks again

shibdas
 
  


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