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BeLinux

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PostPosted: Thu 11 Jul 2013, 18:25    Post_subject:  DOSEMU
Sub_title: DOSEMU package
 

Hello,

Where can I find a DOSEMU package (PUP, SFS or other) for Precise Puppy 5.6.1 ?

TIA for your help.

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PostPosted: Fri 12 Jul 2013, 07:40    Post_subject:  

Set your repos and update.. dosemu_1.4.0+svn.2010-1_i386.deb +deps is in there.
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PostPosted: Mon 15 Jul 2013, 20:09    Post_subject:  

Been looking for a Dosemu myself. Only I need it in a .pet for Racy. I'll keep doing the Puppy search,...maybe something there.
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PostPosted: Tue 16 Jul 2013, 17:01    Post_subject:  

nitehawk wrote:
Been looking for a Dosemu myself. Only I need it in a .pet for Racy. I'll keep doing the Puppy search,...maybe something there.


You might find it in here (I did see Dosbox in the Quirky packages subfolder):

http://distro.ibiblio.org/quirky/

Or perhaps try installing from the distro:

http://dosemu.sourceforge.net/

I don't know enough about Racy or Precise to tell you what other sources might work.

Under Lucid, I regularly install Debian packages... I (don't think I have this under 5.28 at the moment, but...)

http://packages.debian.org/wheezy/dosemu

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PostPosted: Tue 16 Jul 2013, 21:35    Post_subject:  

Does DOSEMU run DOS programs in Linux?
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PostPosted: Tue 16 Jul 2013, 23:44    Post_subject:  

Flash wrote:
Does DOSEMU run DOS programs in Linux?


Yup. It gives you a DOS command line (and file system).

And since machines that run DOS are getting rare... Wink

(granted, software that runs in DOS is also getting rare...)

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PostPosted: Tue 16 Jul 2013, 23:48    Post_subject:  

Actually at least one shop program was written in DOS. Rolling Eyes After many years of troubleshooting and tweaking, it works well. Redoing it would be a painful and expensive process, just really not an option if there is any other choice.
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PostPosted: Wed 17 Jul 2013, 00:19    Post_subject:  

I probably should note there's also DOSBox, as an option.

As for DOS software going away... I wouldn't entirely say that. It's still being produced, in the form of console/CLI software. You just don't hear about it, as much, because everyone looks for GUI-based software first and foremost. Neutral

(...and yes, there's often a number of Linux command-line program ports in there...)

We're raising the next generation unable to use the command-line, I tell you. Laughing

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PostPosted: Wed 17 Jul 2013, 18:28    Post_subject:  

RetroTechGuy wrote:
nitehawk wrote:
Been looking for a Dosemu myself. Only I need it in a .pet for Racy. I'll keep doing the Puppy search,...maybe something there.


You might find it in here (I did see Dosbox in the Quirky packages subfolder):

http://distro.ibiblio.org/quirky/

Or perhaps try installing from the distro:

http://dosemu.sourceforge.net/

I don't know enough about Racy or Precise to tell you what other sources might work.

Under Lucid, I regularly install Debian packages... I (don't think I have this under 5.28 at the moment, but...)

http://packages.debian.org/wheezy/dosemu


Hey! Thanks for the link. I'm an old diehard that still uses some Dos programs.
EDIT..eh,..no luck so far. Oh well,...guess I could switch Puppies so that I could use the Debian version Laughing (so easy to do).
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PostPosted: Wed 17 Jul 2013, 18:44    Post_subject:  

nitehawk wrote:
RetroTechGuy wrote:
nitehawk wrote:
Been looking for a Dosemu myself. Only I need it in a .pet for Racy. I'll keep doing the Puppy search,...maybe something there.


You might find it in here (I did see Dosbox in the Quirky packages subfolder):

http://distro.ibiblio.org/quirky/

Or perhaps try installing from the distro:

http://dosemu.sourceforge.net/

I don't know enough about Racy or Precise to tell you what other sources might work.

Under Lucid, I regularly install Debian packages... I (don't think I have this under 5.28 at the moment, but...)

http://packages.debian.org/wheezy/dosemu


Hey! Thanks for the link. I'm an old diehard that still uses some Dos programs.
EDIT..eh,..no luck so far. Oh well,...guess I could switch Puppies so that I could use the Debian version Laughing (so easy to do).


As also mentioned, give DOSBOX a try also. I think that I've played with both, and both seemed fine.

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PostPosted: Wed 17 Jul 2013, 21:00    Post_subject:  

Too late, Retro,..
already got Macpup 529 installed (forgot just how nice it is)...and have Dosemu up and running. Dosbox always seemed a bit confusing to me (having to use the Z: drive,..instead of the old C: drive thingy. I'll try fooling more with Dosbox, though ..mayge I'll like it just as much. Who knows?
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PostPosted: Thu 18 Jul 2013, 15:44    Post_subject:  

Makoto wrote:
I probably should note there's also DOSBox, as an option.

As for DOS software going away... I wouldn't entirely say that. It's still being produced, in the form of console/CLI software. You just don't hear about it, as much, because everyone looks for GUI-based software first and foremost. Neutral

(...and yes, there's often a number of Linux command-line program ports in there...)

We're raising the next generation unable to use the command-line, I tell you. Laughing


I remember the look on my co-workers faces when they walked behind me on an XP machine, and I was working in the DOS window...

Unfortunately, the XP family doesn't have a REAL DOS window, so it's a bit unstable* when running some programs (I have lots of old Fortran code that I run -- I have pretty much moved over to running it all under Puppy).

* (by unstable, I really mean "unstable" -- a code will run one time, and fail the next 2 times, then run the one after...unpredictably unstable...)

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PostPosted: Thu 18 Jul 2013, 23:51    Post_subject:  

Makoto wrote:
I probably should note there's also DOSBox, as an option.


Yeah, I should stop skimming topics before I reply. Embarassed

RetroTechGuy wrote:
I remember the look on my co-workers faces when they walked behind me on an XP machine, and I was working in the DOS window...

Unfortunately, the XP family doesn't have a REAL DOS window, so it's a bit unstable* when running some programs (I have lots of old Fortran code that I run -- I have pretty much moved over to running it all under Puppy).

* (by unstable, I really mean "unstable" -- a code will run one time, and fail the next 2 times, then run the one after...unpredictably unstable...)


Hmm... I don't remember the CLI in XP being that unstable... but then, I didn't try to do much in the way of programming with it. That's what my 9X/ME or earlier machines are for, with the true DOS setups. Very Happy

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PostPosted: Mon 07 Oct 2013, 18:05    Post_subject:  

Semme wrote:
Set your repos and update.. dosemu_1.4.0+svn.2010-1_i386.deb +deps is in there.

Thank you for your help.
I was able to install and use DOSEMU on Puppy Precise.
Do you know if it is also possible to install DOSEMU on Puppy Racy ?
Are they compatible ?

TIA.
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