Jul 28 2004, 07:30 AM
I have some old MS-DOS programs (not games or graphics, just standard 80x25 text based programs) that I use all the time on my laptop. I would like to know if there is a DOS emulator that will let me run the dos programs on my sharp zaurus.
I have an SL-5500 running standard sharp 3.13 rom.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Jul 28 2004, 09:28 AM
Jul 29 2004, 10:38 AM
Thanks for your offer of help, but it doesn't look like the dos emulator deal will work for me. It's all to complicated sounding to me. I just want to install a dos emulator program and be able use it without a lot of monkeying around. I'm an old DOS man, and I don't know a thing about linux. My zaurus would be complete to me if I could get this working. Oh, well, better luck with my next project (whatever that is).
Jul 29 2004, 06:37 PM
Have you tried BOCHS? May be too slow on the Z to run your games tho...
"Bochs x86 emulator. Compiled to use the console, but there's an X option which I didn't use because i'm not running X on my zaurus at the moment. I tested it with freedos, and input was extremely slow. Also, I had to reduce the amount of memory in the bochs settings to keep it from running out of memory and crashing. Still, I think it's really cool that it works at all. There are some demo packages for it here."http://www.ece.uah.edu/~wes/software.html
Jul 30 2004, 04:58 AM
Yes, I downloaded the ipk and installed it. I also downloaded the Freedos package, but I don't have a clue how to set it up, and there don't seem to be any instructions that tell you exactly how to set it up.
Jul 30 2004, 05:22 AM
<Quote>Thanks for your offer of help, but it doesn't look like the dos emulator deal will work for me. It's all to complicated sounding to me.</Quote>
It only appears daunting at first. Give it some time.
<Quote>I just want to install a dos emulator program and be able use it without a lot of monkeying around.</Quote>
(G) As would we all, friend. But the Z packages for DOS emulation are not quite up to that level of "no brainer" yet. Look at it as a challange!
<Quote>I'm an old DOS man, and I don't know a thing about linux. </Quote>
Was the same myself. If you *want* to learn, you can. If not, perhaps the Zaurus machines are not for you.
<Quote>My zaurus would be complete to me if I could get this working. Oh, well, better luck with my next project (whatever that is).</Quote>
There is a LOT more to a Zaurus than just DOS Semulation, man! I am still trying to get my old HP200LX applications to work on my C860, but if I never *do*, it won't make my Z any less fun to play with (G).
If you just give up, you will never master any new learning. Dig in & hit the learning curve running (G)!!