MS-DOS is a legacy operating system that eventually became Windows. This tag should be for questions regarding Ubuntu's compatibility with MS-DOS programs, such as through emulators or virtual machines.

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Ubuntu disk msdos partition fix reverse order

the disk info Hey.. I just made a mistake trying to convert a primary into a logical partition. and then it become a disaster to me.. my original disk partition: /dev/sda1 Windows Disk C, ntfs ...
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Trouble when trying to install Ubuntu in dual boot with windows 8.1

I used to work in a dual boot system (w10 & Ubuntu). I was just trying Ubuntu back then, but I liked it so much that I wanted more space in the hard drive for it so I installed w8.1 in a 500Gb ...
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Invalid MS-DOS function

The problem I am facing is that I keep getting this "Invalid MS-DOS function" every time I try to rename,copy or move files.I noticed that this issue arose after I installed Ubuntu 14.04. The steps I ...
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VirtualMode to remove MSDOS filesystem files in Ubuntu?

I have a MSDOS memory card where I would like delete files by my Ubuntu installation. I run on those files sudo rm /media/masi/g0399/DCIM/video.mp4 but I get a filesystem error that the filesystem is ...
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MS-DOS/FreeDOS installation on Ubuntu?

I'm owning a pretty old PC with an old BIOS. Now that I bought a HDD with Ubuntu in it, I plugged it into the computer, since I failed to install Ubuntu straight to the ATA built-in drive (can't boot, ...
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How do I compile MSDOS 1.1 on Lubuntu 15.04?

I've downloaded the source code of MSDOS 1.1 and 2.0, and want to compile MSDOS 1.1. I don't want to do it with an emulator (like DOSbox). How do I compile MSDOS 1.1 on Lubuntu 15.04?
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How to change FileSystem from, msdos to ext3/ext4 on a specific drive

I am relatively new to Ubuntu and I have recently added a new 480Gb+ SSD drive. When I attempted to install a program onto the drive it wouldn't allow it to happen and a error would occur. I ended up ...
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Can foxpro Dos application runs in Ubuntu

My business application is build with Foxpro DOS and runs in LAN with 5 computers. I want to know this application can run in Ubuntu? For my printing requirement, I use a third party application ...
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Install Ubuntu with no access to BIOS and only boot from encrypted harddisk [closed]

My laptop (with Windows 7) stopped working and I don't have any recovery disks. As it is a company laptop I am not able to access the BIOS and it will only boot from harddisk (which does not work). In ...
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DOS Executable files [duplicate]

Is there any way to run a program that uses a dos executable file on a desktop? I have one program that is a must for my work and I cannot find anything comparable in Ubuntu aps.
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Install from harddrive

I want to put Lubuntu on some old Laptops. It does not have a cd, dvd, usb ports, card reader, nor pxe boot. I've read around and cant find any similar situations. (sorry if I missed it!) Years ago I ...
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Create a DOS bootable USB drive (16 GB)

I have two computers, both on Ubuntu, and I need to upgrade the BIOS on one of them. I can get a version of DOS and also use UNetBootin with FreeDOS, but I can't copy the BIOS firmware and flash ...
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create floppy images

I'm running a virtualbox ms dos 6.22 emulator and I need quite a lot of virtual floppy images filled with software. Does anyone know a good program to efficiently create floppy images and fill them ...
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running old msdos/windows program qa4 ver 4.0 on ubuntu 13.10

Looking for more info on this because I'm not sure how to qualify my qa4 v4.0 program (symantic). It runs on ms-dos, but also runs as a windows program in win3, 98, xp. It won't run under win7. I ...
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Problem while coping files in USB drive [duplicate]

I've a USB 2.0 drive. Today while I coping some media files in the pendrive, I found that It stucked in middle. I'd wait for half an hour, it remains unchanged! I thought that this is may be problem ...
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Linux equivalents of Windows / DOS terms [duplicate]

I am trying to adjust to Linux terms after many years of DOS and Windows. I have been wanting to switch from Windows to Linux for years now, but couldn't decide on a flavor. Today I got fed up with ...
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Join Domain and Dos App

First off, yes I have read all the related topics and those fixes are either out of date or don't work. I am running 12.04 and I would like to add it to the Windows 2008 Server network. After I get ...
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Dosbox has no sound

I try to run a game under dosbox, but it has no sound, and in the terminal dosbox says: MIXER:Can't open audio: No available audio device , running in nosound mode. ALSA:Can't subscribe to MIDI port ...
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DOSBox says the program must be run under Win32

I'm trying to run a DOS game in DOSBox, but it says it must be run under Win32. The game in question was recently re-released for higher resolution and ability to run under Windows. Does it mean it's ...
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How to get TameDOS running on Ubuntu [closed]

Tame Dos is a great program which looks like a "shell" for DOS programs running on Windows. So, on Windows it works such that applications written for DOS start through TameDOS, of course. Q: How to ...
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Is there a way to run MS-DOS alongside/within Ubuntu?

Is there a version of MS-DOS that I can add to Ubuntu? I have old MS-DOS games.