First post, by luc7
I have an old DOS program that works great under DOSbox (windows) but fails to run on a DOSbox(linux) and the reason is it can't read data properly from its own configuration file.
(it fails to start with error: expecting an integer in configuration file)
That configuration file is simple ascii with a few numbers that I could confirm beyond doubts that it is 100% identical at byte level (using a hex viewer/editor) in both the linux machine and windows machine.
... to be sure I run on both by mounting from the very same pendrive (fat32) therefore the very same files. Problem persists.
and no doubt that what the file has represents integers, one per line as expected.
Everything else (that is expected to work) works well on this DOSbox on the linux machine so it is not something endemic to this installation (tried other linux machines... same problem)
Does anyone have a clue where to look for the explanation/solution ?
( DOSbox version 0.74 on both win7 and linux. )
( Program is an old (DOS5 era) scientific program that does calculations, text only, no graphics no sound )