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Old 01-28-2002, 12:12 AM   #1
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Question Dosemu - How to make it work?

I have gone through the howtos for dosemu and about the best that I have accomplished is a dos screen that tells me operating system not found. What am I doing wrong and where can I find a some information on configuring and using dosemu. The included howtos imho aren't very all that helpful.
Old 01-29-2002, 04:04 PM   #2
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Angry Any help?

Old 01-29-2002, 08:30 PM   #3
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I haven't tried dosemu but I did try Wine from code weavers. If you have windows and dos programs try installing wine. Don't forget to include dosver and then the version number in the path.
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Try this:

Look at section 'Binaries'

Read the 'README.bindist; this tells you to download

dosemu- and

follow the install instructions.

If you want, don't create a 'mydos' directory,
just unpack the two .tgz files (they're actually .gz)
in your $HOME directory. You should then have a
dosemu/ which contains the indicated structure.

cd to dosemu and run the script (./dosemu) - you're
running dosemu in console mode. Do a 'dir' at the
C:\ prompt; you should get a directory structure that
looks exactly like what you see in /$HOME/dosemu/freedos.

Copy any programs you wish to run into the /freedos
directory. For instance, I run quicken in dosemu. I created
a directory /$HOME/dosemu/freedos/quicken and copied
all quicken files into it. When I'm in dosemu at the C:\
prompt I just issue quicken/q and it runs fine.

Any problems with scattered/garbled screen, change
console resolution to 640x480 in lilo.conf. For quicken,
best also to use "ibm" character set in

Hope that helps!


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