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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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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Replace DOS with Ubuntu in dell Inspiron 3542 [duplicate]

I am planning to buy dell Inspiron 3542 laptop with DOS installed in it. I want to replace it with Ubuntu and also install windows 7 alongside. Could you please tell me if it works without any ...
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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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Boot Ubuntu on a Laptop with DOS [duplicate]

I have a new Laptop and it only has DOS on it. I want to know how to install it with an external hard disk drive or do I need an USB-Stick? I would like to remove the "medium" after the installation. ...
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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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Triple Boot - grub detecting only DOS and Ubuntu (Win 7 is not detected)

I just installed ubuntu, but when I rebooted the grub menu just detected ubuntu and DOS Now I am not able to boot windows 7 (in fact windows 7 is not being detected at all) I also tried os-prober ...
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ms-dos emulator

I have to use diagnostic tool for HDD that is runing on ms-dos system. by Dosemu program itself started and work but don't find HDD in system. My question: is it possible to make it see second ATA ...
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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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How to make notebook boot from USB [closed]

I would like to install Ubuntu using a live USB. I created the bootable USB following instructions from http://www.ubuntu.com/download/help/create-a-usb-stick-on-windows with another laptop running ...
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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.