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Old 06-12-2004, 05:27 AM   #1
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EXE-files


Hi Friends,

Can I execute a Dos or Windows exe files in Linux?. If possible
how?

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Old 06-12-2004, 06:11 AM   #2
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there are a few

Wine for windows apps - http://www.winehq.com/
WineX for games and such - http://www.transgaming.com/
VMWare for O/S emulation - http://www.vmware.com/

the first two are free (winex has free cvs)

hope this helps
 
Old 06-12-2004, 01:12 PM   #3
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You can also run MS Dos programs using DosEmu, which you can get from dosemu.org. After you install it (I would recommend downloading the latest RPM, which will be easier to install), the first tiem you run dosemu or xdosemu (dosemu with graphical support), it will prompt you for an already installed DOS system (not very probable that you have one these days) or using Freedos, kind of a free clone of DOS. Unlike wine, it works great
 
Old 06-13-2004, 01:19 AM   #4
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Thanks for the replies.

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Old 08-12-2004, 07:35 PM   #5
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I installed dosemu and xdoxemu but then what? Do you run from a terminal dosemu /path/file.name or what?
Thanks
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Old 08-13-2004, 04:00 PM   #6
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dosemu and xdosemu

Just run any of them (if you domn't know which one you need, run xdosemu) on a terminal and you will have a DOS-like interface in that terminal. There you can run any DOS command and GNU DOS commands that come installed. When you're done, type 'exitemu'
C:\ will either be (depending on what you choose when configuring it) a real DOS drive or a directory containing FreeDos in your HOME. The other "letters" will be your removable media, your Home directory... etc. Take the time to configure it properly and then just type the right path to the executable
 
Old 08-13-2004, 08:43 PM   #7
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Ok, that worked thanks, but everything I type at the C: prompt is double like dir comes out ddiirr Why is it echoing everything?
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Old 08-14-2004, 02:44 PM   #8
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No idea, does that happen on normal terminals?
 
Old 08-14-2004, 03:37 PM   #9
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No it doesn't.
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