Command-line DOS Emulators

Linux for blind general discussion blinux-list at
Fri May 26 13:33:05 UTC 2017


I can recomment  DOSemu. It runs with and without gui.

Yea german software rocks ;) XD.

Cheers chrys 

Am Freitag 26. Mai 2017 schrieb Linux for blind general discussion:
> 	What I want to do is see what a particular DOS diskette
> prints when one boots it up. I downloaded a zip file that has a
> whole tool kit of interesting goodies that will let a person boot
> an older PC from a usb drive even when the system in question has
> no usb drivers in it's BIOS.  The DOS disk simply has a usb
> driver which probably runs just long enough to allow a bootable
> thumb drive to get a Linux or other kernel up and running which
> then goes through it's boot sequence, sort of a case of a boot
> for a boot.
> 	This application is called plpbt and was written in
> Germany but the English documentation is very good.
> 	I guess one could even boot a version of Windows this way
> but as soon as the usb drive begins it's boot procedure,one isn't
> going to gain anything in accessibility.
> 	What I am interested in is what shows up on the screen so
> I will know what keys to press when booting it blind, so to
> speak.
> 	I should also add that if the dos disk writes directly to
> video memory, this is not going to work but my question again is
> strictly about a way to run the DOS boot far enough to get some
> output.
> 	For those who are curious, the zip file is called
> 	My hopes are to use the dos to usb booter on a couple of
> Dell systems I have that tend to keep rearranging their boot
> order so that the hard drive boots the system if there is no
> floppy, leaving the CDROM drive for last. When that happens, you
> can't just try a live CD without first going in to the BIOS setup
> which, as we all know is a royal pain on the vast majority of
> PC's.
> 	If this works, I can beat those systems at their own game
> and start the boot from a floppy.
> 	Thanks for any constructive ideas.
> Martin McCormick
> _______________________________________________
> Blinux-list mailing list
> Blinux-list at

More information about the Blinux-list mailing list