[ros-dev] Re: DOSemu for ReactOS
crashfourit at gmail.com
Sun Nov 27 03:50:38 CET 2005
That was the point I wanted to make. I have an idea of how to do this, so
when I get the time I'll look into it.
On 11/25/05, Carlo J. Calica <ccalica at gmail.com> wrote:
> TwoTailedFox wrote:
> > There is little sense porting a Linux-based implementation of DOS,
> > when Open-Source projects such as FreeDOS exist, that could be more
> > easily integrated into ReactOS.
> DOSEmu is not a Linux based implementation of DOS. In fact it needs a dos
> (FreeDOS or other) to run. It is a virtualization (kinda) based on vm86
> mode. The virtualization is not a full x86 pc (Like qemu, dosbox or
> but just enough to run msdos (or FreeDOS) in. It has some support for
> mode, sound devices, cdrom, a disk redirector to access linux's
> Could it be used by ReactOS. Maybe. It relies heavily on the linux vm86
> syscall and is fairly posix specific. Some items, like the disk
> and cdrom drivers could be reused. It is a great reference with over a
> decade of development. The general architecture (protected mode kernel
> managing vm86 real mode process) would be the same.
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