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Old 07-18-2014, 09:17 AM   #1
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Question about DOSEMU.

I compiled and installed DOSEMU from ('make', 'make install'). I have FreeDOS installed on /dev/sda3 and would like DOSEMU to use that DOS. Any way to do this?

EDIT: I found a way. I have /dev/sda3 mounted on /fdos. Then I ran 'dosemu -install /fdos'. It complained about not finding any DOS and quit. Then I did
root@server:~/.dosemu/drives# ls -l
total 0
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root  5 2014-07-18 11:24 c -> \ /fdos/
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 31 2014-07-18 11:22 d -> /usr/local/share/dosemu/drive_z/
root@server:~/.dosemu/drives# file c
file said c was a broken link. Then I did 'rm c' and 'ln -s /fdos c', issued 'dosemu' and it was exactly like booting freeDOS from the lilo prompt!

Unfortunately, when I ran chess.exe, a DOS chess program, all I got was the screen filled with garbage. Under FreeDOS I have no problem in running chess.exe (it puts video in graphics mode).

Last edited by stf92; 07-18-2014 at 09:37 AM.
Old 07-18-2014, 09:55 AM   #2
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I ran xdosemu in the GUI and then there was no problem with chess.exe.


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