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    how to access the underlying DOS?


    Is there a way to access the underlying DOS or exit to DOS, if Linux was loaded from Loadlin?

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    There are no dos in linux... Try to press ctrl+alt+F2 or ctrl+alt+backspace

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    dos is disk operating system wich is microshaft linux uses a command line yes but it is not dos if u want a command line use bash
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    Loadlin will remove DOS from memory when loading Linux. So there is no possibility to return to MS DOS without rebooting.
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    There is no reason to use dos, linux has a lot better commandline, easier to use and with many more commands. If you want to use a dos-emulator, try dosemu or dosbox.

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    Quote Originally Posted by puntmuts
    Loadlin will remove DOS from memory when loading Linux. So there is no possibility to return to MS DOS without rebooting.
    I didn't know that. It would be nice if Windows 9x/ME could do that also.

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    Thats different since windows is built on top on DOS, while linux doe'snt have a connection to dos at all, the linux-kernel replaces the dos-kernel...

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    Quote Originally Posted by user222
    I didn't know that. It would be nice if Windows 9x/ME could do that also.
    Winblows 95 does and 98 also has way too, MSDOS is dead, and I see no reason for it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaboua
    There are no dos in linux... Try to press ctrl+alt+F2 or ctrl+alt+backspace
    ctrl + alt + backspace, i was told is something to use as a last resort if X crashes, it doesn't usually get u back to a different VT, instead just restarts X for you. the ctrl + alt + F1 thru F6 will get you to the command line interface, and then to get back to X is simple as ctrl + alt + f7 (usually 7 anyway)
    If (for some reason it's not on f7 just work ur way along the f keys till u get it
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    Just to clarify, ctrl-alt-backspace doesn't restart the X server, it shuts it down. It's a login manager daemon like GDM, KDM, WDM, or Entrance that will restart the server if it's shut down (and only if it's set to be persistent). Normally you're just dropped to the command line.
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