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Would you like a DOS emulator for Puppy?
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No
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Bruce B


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PostPosted: Fri 29 Jul 2005, 17:07    Post_subject:  DOSEMU for Puppy  

I got the DOSEMU working in Puppy. It is still a work in progress but it looks good so far.

I wonder if it would be worthwhile making a dotpup package, meaning I wonder how many people would want to be able to run DOS in Puppy. I guess the best way to find out is do a survey.
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Walt H


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PostPosted: Sat 30 Jul 2005, 15:27    Post_subject:  

I'm not sure what I'd use it for, but why not? The more capabilities Puppy has, the better.

Can someone (or several someones) give a few examples of the DOS programs they would be able to run with an emulator? No hurry, just curious. Smile

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JaDy

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PostPosted: Sun 31 Jul 2005, 10:08    Post_subject:  

I'd use DOSEMU to run PsyPlan Professional Publishing System.
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Lobster
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PostPosted: Sun 31 Jul 2005, 10:34    Post_subject:  

I am still reeling over being able to run Vector Linux programs from inside Puppy - Now we may have FreeDOS and all sorts? (knew all those 5 1/4" programs I kept would come in useful)

I am wondering what Jon Murga is doing with WIne? I would ask but I feel he is busy . . . (I am sure he will get around to it . . .) Will this be simpler/ easier? I would like to see it - for sure . . .

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GuestToo
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PostPosted: Sun 31 Jul 2005, 17:14    Post_subject:  

i was experimenting with dosemu just yesterday

pic of dosshell running in Puppy:
http://tinypic.com/9r2hdi.jpg
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EarlSmith

Joined: 05 May 2005
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PostPosted: Sun 31 Jul 2005, 18:59    Post_subject:  

Yes, Yes, Yes ------
QuickBooks for dos, or would it also be able to run Win3.11 and then I could run QB for windows.
Please make a DotPup!
G2, did you have any problem running dos programs!
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Bruce B


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PostPosted: Mon 01 Aug 2005, 05:12    Post_subject:  

Earl, you can't run Windows 3.11 on FreeDOS.

There is an opendos emulator you can find on FTP search, it should be able to run Windows.

Also, you could make an MS-DOS setup version 5.00 thru 7.00 which should be able to run Windows 3.11

I've never done it but, I've read that it can be done. In order to do it, you will have to read and learn from others, there is nothing intuitive about it.
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Bruce B


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PostPosted: Mon 01 Aug 2005, 05:37    Post_subject:  

So far everything is looking good on this one, still some tuning to do, to make it just right. Also, I'd like to update and add some software.


Screen shot of Norton Commander running in Puppy on a mounted DOS partition
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ChiJoan

Joined: 27 May 2005
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PostPosted: Fri 19 Aug 2005, 05:14    Post_subject: How is DosEmu with DOS games?  

Hi,

I'd be interested since I still have lots of DOS and Win 3.11 software. I've been searching the Web for Linux games. I'm surprised no one has done a GinRummy or Rummy 500 so far. Maybe someone will make an extension for Firefox for other games soon.

If I ever get my finances together, maybe I can get a machine that can have Virtual Systems for my various operating systems. I used to use Vcom Partition Commander with System Commander built-in, but having to shutdown to switch is a pain.

Since Novell has released Zen into OpenSuse perhaps in the not too distant future virtual systems maybe affordable for more of us. Then we could switch from DOS to Linux to any Windows, or anything else the hardware could handle.

Thanks for your hard work guys,
ChiJoan
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stevoomba


Joined: 05 May 2005
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PostPosted: Wed 31 Aug 2005, 20:56    Post_subject: Re: DOSEMU for Puppy  

Hi Bruce. This is a great project - I like fiddling around with dos, particularly in regard to the Arachne web browser http://browser.arachne.cz/ . There is a bunch of guys here: http://www.geocities.com/arachne_os/ looking at making Arachne a stand-alone OS, and if you want to try it running in ram, you can get the boot floppy here: http://sourceforge.net/forum/forum.php?forum_id=402046 It's super-fast, even on my p133 32mb ram craptop.

So I'd like to not have to boot into my Win95 partition to do this dos stuff, and I think the power and minimalism of the Arachne OS idea would appeal to a lot of Pupsters...

Steve
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EarlSmith

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PostPosted: Thu 01 Sep 2005, 00:04    Post_subject:  

I used Arachne but thought it was no longer supported. Thank you for the links.
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syzygy

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PostPosted: Thu 01 Sep 2005, 00:47    Post_subject:  

there's a yahoo group for arachne OS at :-

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/arachneos/

cheers
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Lobster
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PostPosted: Thu 01 Sep 2005, 01:27    Post_subject:  

The last time I used this browser I was amazed at how good it is. A DOS based browser OS is a great idea. The problem for me was internet connection (which I could not fathom in the time I alloted).
SCO bought rights to the code? What have they done with it?

Glad to see that someone with real potential is trying to implement it.

Good luck

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stevoomba


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PostPosted: Thu 01 Sep 2005, 05:09    Post_subject:  

Re: SCO bought rights to the code? What have they done with it?
--- Arachne has been gpl-ed now, last year some time. The latest release is 1.83, only a month or so ago, the second open-source one.

It's had a neat modem auto-detector for quite a while. As long as it's a standard external hardware modem. I found it didn't like the modem being on "com2" even though it says it's scanning all ports.

The Yahoo group for Arachneos is pretty quiet, but newcomers poke their head in every now and then, and we're just going to see what happens I guess.

I like the idea of an os that runs entirely in ram, it makes sense to me. It just needs an unbloated system. Arachne is already quite versatile, and can read text documents from any drive on your pc without having to mount manually. Plus there's a way of getting external packages that I haven't quite worked out yet.

Steve
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Bruce B


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PostPosted: Thu 01 Sep 2005, 16:23    Post_subject:  

I've not been posting much on this thread I started, but I've been doing a lot. I've been impressed with the Bochs Emulator (open source and free). Some people like the qemu because it's faster, but it was lacking some keystrokes I don't want to lose. Otherwise, I expect for the most part the disk images made with one or the other would be interchangeable. Also, the BOCHS runs respectably well in Puppy, much better than I thought it would.

In my tests it has supported all DOSes I've tried very well (MS-DOS, DR DOS, and FreeDOS).

I've come up with techniques to easily mount the disk images from within Puppy and read and write to them without problems, using ROX, the commandline or Midnight Commander.

Yesterday I installed Puppy in the emulator from within Puppy. I've not yet determined if there is any practical advantage to running Puppy on Puppy. Smile

View the 1024x768 screen shot if you want to see Puppy running Puppy.

If I could remember where my Windows 3.1 and 3.11 disks are I'll test it. I guess my next test is to see how well Windows 95 will run in Puppy.

I'll report back with results, but so far things are looking good.
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