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=== Drives ===
 
 
 
DOSBox, in an effort to emulate a class MS-DOS environment needs some location to emulate a virtual Hard Drive.  Commonly MS-DOS users would be greeted with a <code><pre>C:\></pre></code> prompt once a computer is done booting. The hard drives currently in your system are most likely many times larger than the kinds of hard drives that existed back when MS-DOS was commercially available.  Also, they contain software that is not suited for DOSBox.  In order to create a realistic (and safe) environment to run your DOS software you should define a path somewhere on your hard disk that will be treated as a virtual hard disk.
 
DOSBox, in an effort to emulate a class MS-DOS environment needs some location to emulate a virtual Hard Drive.  Commonly MS-DOS users would be greeted with a <code><pre>C:\></pre></code> prompt once a computer is done booting. The hard drives currently in your system are most likely many times larger than the kinds of hard drives that existed back when MS-DOS was commercially available.  Also, they contain software that is not suited for DOSBox.  In order to create a realistic (and safe) environment to run your DOS software you should define a path somewhere on your hard disk that will be treated as a virtual hard disk.
  
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== Windows ==
 
== Windows ==
<code><pre>C:\DOSGAMES</pre></code>
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:<code><pre>C:\DOSGAMES</pre></code>
  
 
== Linux ==
 
== Linux ==
<code><pre>~/DOSROOT</pre></code>
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:<code><pre>~/DOSROOT</pre></code>
  
 
Note that you can have more than one Drive defined if you want to recreate complex configurations, but it is generally easier to have a single drive that will be [[MOUNT|mounted]] a your C: drive.
 
Note that you can have more than one Drive defined if you want to recreate complex configurations, but it is generally easier to have a single drive that will be [[MOUNT|mounted]] a your C: drive.

Revision as of 21:11, 18 December 2007

DOSBox, in an effort to emulate a class MS-DOS environment needs some location to emulate a virtual Hard Drive. Commonly MS-DOS users would be greeted with a
C:\>
prompt once a computer is done booting. The hard drives currently in your system are most likely many times larger than the kinds of hard drives that existed back when MS-DOS was commercially available. Also, they contain software that is not suited for DOSBox. In order to create a realistic (and safe) environment to run your DOS software you should define a path somewhere on your hard disk that will be treated as a virtual hard disk.

Ideal locations for a virtual hard disk are

Windows

C:\DOSGAMES

Linux

~/DOSROOT

Note that you can have more than one Drive defined if you want to recreate complex configurations, but it is generally easier to have a single drive that will be mounted a your C: drive.