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Old 03-20-2009, 02:56 AM   #1
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DOS on Linux


Hello All,

Does anyone know how I can run DOS on linux? I've been trying to follow details on this link but it is sort of old and I cannot seem to even get the DOSEmu to install because the version is not the same I guess; http://www.preshweb.co.uk/linux/howtos/dos/

Thanx.
 
Old 03-20-2009, 03:04 AM   #2
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What distro and version are you running. Most current distros will have a dos emulator in their repo.
 
Old 03-20-2009, 03:08 AM   #3
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http://www.dosbox.com/download.php?main=1

Mucho Fasto!!

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Old 03-20-2009, 03:23 AM   #4
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I am using CentOS 5.
 
Old 03-20-2009, 03:26 AM   #5
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yum install dosbox
is one solution. IF dosbox does not work for you post back, there are other options.

It is in both the rpmforge repo and the epel repo.

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Old 03-20-2009, 03:30 AM   #6
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Below is what I got from running "yum Install dosbox", I'm not sure what to make of it whether it installed or not and how to call it up for use:

[root@voip1 ~]# yum install dosbox
Loading "fastestmirror" plugin
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
* druid: yum.voiceroute.org
* extras: centos.mirror.nac.net
* updates: ftp.usf.edu
* base: centos.mirror.nac.net
* addons: centos.aol.com
druid 100% |=========================| 951 B 00:00
extras 100% |=========================| 1.1 kB 00:00
updates 100% |=========================| 951 B 00:00
base 100% |=========================| 1.1 kB 00:00
addons 100% |=========================| 951 B 00:00
Excluding Packages from CentOS-5 - Updates
Finished
Excluding Packages from CentOS-5 - Base
Finished
Setting up Install Process
Parsing package install arguments
No package dosbox available.
Nothing to do
[root@voip1 ~]#
 
Old 03-20-2009, 03:34 AM   #7
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Not sure if we got caught in a timing issue or not. You will need to either need to add one of the repos I mentioned or you can TRY and just follow the link(below) and double click on the dosbox rpm. You will have to choose 32bit/64bit and follow it down.

 
Old 03-20-2009, 03:37 AM   #8
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Not sure if we got caught in a timing issue or not. You will need to either need to add one of the repos I mentioned or you can TRY and just follow the link(below) and double click on the dosbox rpm. You will have to choose 32bit/64bit and follow it down.
I am not sure what to download from the endless list of links on the i386/ directory. I am running CentOS 5 32bit. I am not a linux veteran so I may need more details on how to go about this.
 
Old 03-20-2009, 03:40 AM   #9
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Once you get to the directory just search the page (alt f assuming FF) for dosbox. Then just double click on it. It will ask for the root password and probably through a warning about package not being signed (not a issue since it is an official repo).

Edit: should be ctl f not alt f.

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Old 03-20-2009, 04:00 AM   #10
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Once you get to the directory just search the page (alt f assuming FF) for dosbox. Then just double click on it. It will ask for the root password and probably through a warning about package not being signed (not a issue since it is an official repo).

Edit: should be ctl f not alt f.
OK, so I downloaded dosbox-0.72-1.el5.i386.rpm and put it in the /usr/src/ directory in CentOS What do I do with this now? The tutorial on the dosbox website only talks about using it in Windows (makes no sense when Windows already has DOS anyway) but no mention of its use in Linux; http://www.dosbox.com/wiki/Basic_Set...tion_of_DosBox .

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Old 03-20-2009, 01:59 PM   #11
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Ok, in Linux and installing rpms do not worry about where to put the rpms(just leave them on the desktop). Move to whatever directory the rpm is located in and yum localinstall rpmname. In this case:

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yum localinstall dosbox-0.72-1.el5.i386.rpm
 
  


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