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hi, do you think it would be possible to install win98 using dosemu onto a linux partition and then use dosemu to execute the win.com file and start windows using ...
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    windows running at same time as linux


    hi,

    do you think it would be possible to install win98 using dosemu onto a linux partition and then use dosemu to execute the win.com file and start windows using dosemu as well?

    i want to do this to be able to run games under linux. (and to impress my mates )
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    Not sure about dosemu, but you can install Windows in a virtual environment with VMWare. The only thing is that it's not free (IIRC).
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    like sarumont stated you can run windows in vmware. but as for dosemu the only thing is you can give it a try i guess. i will read up on it and see what i can figure out for you tho
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    Well here is the reverse thingie.....there is an app called colinux that you can run linux inside of windows....but i dont know if it can be done with 98
    Just a thought......though i dont know why you would want to...
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    Dosemu won't run Windows afaik, bochs will

    To run Windows games in Linux the best bet is transgaming's Cedega (winex4).
    You can run Windows inside of Linux, but gaming is not gonna be good in these:

    VMWare: Commercial, Not that fast, great for develpoment of software, testing, basic apps. $250USD

    Win4Lin: Commercial, Runs 95/98/Me at good speed, doesn't do games, great for office applications. $89USD

    Bochs: Free, Slow, cool, good for testing some things, runs everytrhing I've thrown at it. There is a new version, haven't tried it, runs only in Linux, different name (can't think of it).

    Wine: Free, can run many Windows apps, but not Windows itself.

    Best for Gaming:

    Transgaming: Commercial, runs hundreds of games at good speed. $5/per month, renewel not mandatory.

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    after my rh 9 box finishes installing, i will have a go at it and tell you how i go.

    don't think will be able 2 reply untill about sat 17th.
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    Sorry, but dosemu won't work. Admittedly, I haven't used it lately, but it wasn't that long ago either, and the last time I used it, it only supported real mode (Vx86) programs.

    Also, I very much doubt that, even if they would implement some protected mode interface, it would probably be DPMI, not an actual emulation of the CPU control opcodes as would be required to run a protected-mode kernel.

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