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Old 03-31-2003, 03:43 PM   #1
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Running DOSEMU from a FAT32 partition

The DOSEMU HOWTO describes a procedure under
'harddisks' that allow dosemu to run a version
of DOS (I assume those which support Win98 also)
directly from the FAT partition.

I was attempting to do this but could not establish
the symlinks necessary to even attempt a boot.

For instance, establishing a symlink like:

ln -s /fat32/ produces

ln: `/fat32/' : File exists

and no link.

Am I doing something wrong here? Should this be a hard

Old 03-31-2003, 05:13 PM   #2
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two things to consider:

a) FAT32 does not support symlinks, so you can only symvlink from linux FS (ext2, ext3, etc.) to FAT32, but not from FAT32 to linux

b) the syyntax is:

$ ln -s existing_file new_name_of_file

you might have swapped the filenames
Old 04-01-2003, 10:53 AM   #3
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You're right! I had it backwards.

It has been some time since I had to
create a symlink and if I recall correctly
I did it backwards then too.

I sure wish 'man' pages contained examples.
But, then this forum would probably not exist.


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