Monday, February 18, 2008

Running the old DOS applications in Ubuntu

Sometimes it is necessary to start the old programs developed for MS-DOS. Maybe someone want to play in old favourite games or other. For such problems we have a Dosbox emulator ( ).

Installing is very easy:

1. sudo apt-get install dosbox
2. create the folder for our old programs ~\DOS
3. launch the emulator
4. create the configuration file in our home folder
config -writeconf dosbox.conf
5. now you can use ~/dosbox.conf file for changing a typical preferences, such as autoexec section. For example, if you want mount ~/DOS folder as drive C in time of Dosbox starting you can use this command: mount c ~/DOS

This screenshot shows a launched QBasic.

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