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First post, by scrufy12parsecs

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Greetings,

I'm running DOSBox 0.74-3, which I installed from package on the latest version of Mint GNU/Linux. I'm trying to install MS-DOS in DOSBox, which I'm close to completing. Where I'm getting stuck is being able to swap disks in the installation. Ctrl-F4 opens another TTY, since I'm on GNU/Linux instead of swapping disks. Is there another key combination that I can use or define? Does my autoexec.bat look correct? When I start DOSBox from the shell, I can see that it's loaded each installation disk and don't see anything that stands out as an error. Thanks for taking the time to offer some advise.

My autoexec.bat

imgmount a "/home/scm/OS/MS-DOS/Disk1.img" -t floppy

imgmount c "/home/scm/OS/DOSBox/MS-DOS.img"

boot "/home/scm/OS/MS-DOS/Disk1.img" "/home/scm/OS/MS-DOS/Disk2.img" "/home/scm/OS/MS-DOS/Disk3.img"

Reply 2 of 5, by scrufy12parsecs

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Jorpho wrote on 2021-06-01, 01:48:

The standard version of DOSBox does not support floppy swapping. You need an SVN version for that.

Thank you Jorpho for your reply! That saves me a lot of time. I'll look into that.

Reply 3 of 5, by BitWrangler

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Also all the DOSbox binaries in distribution repositories are quite old and buggy as hell, you're better off compiling from source for standard DOSbox

2017: Basement full of ancient PC stuff, starting to go through it. 2021: Still starting, heh, many setbacks. So what's this BitWrangler guy's deal ??? >>> Taming the pile, specs to target?

Reply 5 of 5, by kjliew

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scrufy12parsecs wrote on 2021-06-01, 01:08:

... I'm trying to install MS-DOS in DOSBox ...

But why? No DOS games would demand a true MS-DOS to play. You could just mount a folder and start playing DOS games right away. That's the beauty and simplicity of DOSBox for DOS games and you don't seem to appreciate that ... 🤣.