Find the answer to your Linux question:
Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 14
Enjoy an ad free experience by logging in. Not a member yet? Register.
  1. #1

    How do I install a DOS environment using QEMU?


    ...can anyone guide me?



    Thanks.

  2. #2
    On what operating system ? You can use dosbox on most linux systems adosbox on android devices
    (--NEEDINFO--)

    using tapatalk on on my tablet

  3. #3
    ummm....on fedora 20...

  4. $spacer_open
    $spacer_close
  5. #4
    Linux Guru Rubberman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    I can be found either 40 miles west of Chicago, in Chicago, or in a galaxy far, far away.
    Posts
    14,038
    Myself, I use a virtual machine tool like VirtualBox to run MS-DOS or FreeDOS images when needed. You really don't need a full-fledged emulator like QEMU. That is good when you need to run ARM software on your x86 computer.
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

  6. #5
    OK, 1st question - where did you get these "images"? Have they been made freeware?

    I'm still a little confused as to what QEMU *is* - can you enlighten me? If I *DO* want to use it to get a DOS prompt, what do I do?

  7. #6
    Linux Guru Rubberman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    I can be found either 40 miles west of Chicago, in Chicago, or in a galaxy far, far away.
    Posts
    14,038
    FreeDOS, which is an open source version of MS/PC DOS is available on the web: FreeDOS | The FreeDOS Project
    For MS-DOS, you'll have to find an ISO image for that, or an old install floppy disc that you can create an ISO image from. If you use these search terms you will find a lot of MS DOS download sites: MS DOS download
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

  8. #7
    OK, so what's QEMU exactly?

  9. #8
    Linux Guru Rubberman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    I can be found either 40 miles west of Chicago, in Chicago, or in a galaxy far, far away.
    Posts
    14,038
    QEMU is a system emulator. It can host emulators for many CPU architectures such as ARM or Sparc chips, allowing software for those architectures to run, such as an Android cellphone stack on ARM hardware.
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

  10. #9
    what exactly do you mean by "host emulators"?

    ....so if I DID want to run DOS on it, it can, yes...? a bit overkill maybe, but still, it would actually work....?

  11. #10
    Linux Guru Rubberman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    I can be found either 40 miles west of Chicago, in Chicago, or in a galaxy far, far away.
    Posts
    14,038
    -->
    Yes you could, I suppose. I have only used it in the ARM emulation case, and not for some time. RTFM for more information. And do a Google search on "emulators".
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •