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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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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MS-DOS start up disk…what do i do? [closed]

I want to know how to make a MS-Dos start up disk. How do I create it? I'm trying to teach myself programming. But I don't know where to start. Can someone tell me where I start and how I get to ...
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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

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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Why don't any of the quake engines from the repo work?

I have the quake shareware installed using dosbox. > tree . ├── deice.exe ├── install.bat ├── QUAKE_SW │   ├── CWSDPMI.EXE │   ├── GENVXD.DLL │   ├── HELP.TXT │   ├── ID1 │   │   └── PAK0.PAK │   ...
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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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open exe in ubuntu without wine or any other windows compatibility layer

Well, I tried to open some exe files with wine, like minecraft team extream. It runed, but it were stucking so much that it made me rememder my grandmoms walk! Can someone PLEASE suggest me something, ...
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How can I create a .deb for games with shared path for binaries and save files?

I was thinking of making some simple packages for old DOS games I keep around (eg. with a dosbox dependency), but many of these old games have shared directories for game executables and save game ...
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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.