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Re: "DOS Subsystem for Linux"?

in Milliways
Basic Linux 3.5 can be used in Dos on older systems http://distro.ibiblio.org/baslinux/ It also has the option to install on a formatted drive. It might be pedantic of me, but "used in" sounds to me like you're going to be "using" Linux while it's running "inside" DOS, but really I'm fairly sure …

Re: Windows Services for NetWare 5

Hopefully this sparks some good discussion Not from me, I don't have anything to add :) Yes, it's a good solution and I've done it myself too, although I haven't used Services of NetWare in anger. does anyone have this software or know where I could get it? It seems I can buy a legit(?) copy at …

Re: How to create colored windows in DOS

in DOS
If I'm not mistaken, and remember correctly (sorry, it's been almost 30 years), but you can use TheDraw to draw those ANSI graphics and export them in various formats. One of them should be that can be used to "type"/output from/within DOS. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TheDraw Yes, this is correct …

Re: Emulators with integrated debugger?

in PC Emulation
Here's a thought: In the 80s and 90s, there were some (very expensive) hardware debuggers such as Periscope IV. Nowadays they've largely fallen out of favor, presumably because of the proliferation of hw virtualization support (well that is my uninformed impression on the situation). How about …

Re: Emulators with integrated debugger?

in PC Emulation
That's an interesting approach actually! There are many frontend contenders out there but most cater for gdb. I seem to remember finding quite a few frontends for Bochs's debugger too. I was planning to call mine BDG9000, subtitle "hopefully the 9001st Bochs Debugger GUI is the final one!" :) I'd …

Re: Emulators with integrated debugger?

in PC Emulation
I guess for many purposes an adequate alternative is to use virtualization platforms and gdb (or whatever). As you said later, the line between emulator and virtualisation is blurry. I don't think anyone mentioned that both Bochs and Qemu have gdb stubs in them so you can use gdb to debug the …

Re: Coding help

And what about TSRs? I couldn't guarantee you that no TSR uses it, but I'm not sure what a TSR could hope to achieve by using the Intra-Applications Communications Area other than breaking things! I suspect as much as well. Unfortunately my collection of old beginner-level C/C++ books don't go into …

Re: Automating dos FDISK and FORMAT

As an alternative maybe you could try using the SCANCODE tool I describe in the thread https://www.vogons.org/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=78544 to automatically interact with FDISK. I tried passing input to FDISK the way I describe below for FORMAT but it didn't seem to work, so maybe you could try …

Re: Coding help

I don't think I'd need more than 16 bytes of data, but I'm wary of using an area of memory that other applications may write to unexpectedly. Yes, it seemed a bit scary to me at first looking back at it until I realised that since under DOS there isn't multitasking, you won't have any other …

Re: tiny core on dell wyse

But here's the problem... I can't even start the FTP server, but I can ping to google on the wyse. The FTP server included with tiny core is TFTP and I did click the services button and clicked TFTP until the green box appeared as an attempt to start the server but I could not connect to it from a …

Re: old software collection on CD

There are copies of SIMTEL CDROMS on archive.org; I would start from there. Good idea . Lots of shareware and freeware on those . There is also this http://cd.textfiles.com/nightowl/ and pretty much everything else on http://cd.textfiles.com For anyone who isn't aware, these - Simtel, plus …

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