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Re: dosemu or dosbox

On Wed, Jun 07, 2006 at 01:24:45PM -0400, Adam Skutt wrote:
> Lennart Sorensen wrote:
> >On Sun, Jun 04, 2006 at 07:42:46PM +1000, Alexander Samad wrote:
> >>I have need to run a text only dos application on my debian box, does
> >>dosemu not exist on amd64 ?  But I found dosbox - any one use this
> >>successfully
> >>
> >>Its a old pabx configuration program 8)
> >
> >dosemu uses native cpu, so it probably can't be run as amd64 (since dos
> >isn't amd64).  
> Neither is protected-mode Linux (32-bits and all), but that doesn't have 
> anything to do with it.  dosemu used the virtual-8088 mode of IA-32 
> processors, which is removed in x86-64 (long mode) operation.
> That means if you're running a 64-bit kernel, you will never be able to run 
> dosemu or any other application that relies on virtual-8088 mode.
> This is why the DOS emulation is removed in 64-bit versions of Windows: 
> because the hardware no longer supports it.

so how does dosbox work ?

> Adam
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