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~Soelen
 
~Soelen
  
This doesn't actually work, at least not in WinXP.
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*When you follow the technique I've described, I believe what happens is this: DosBox scans the path you give it as the last argument, automatically attempts to mount the drive / root folder which the game exe is on, then changes to the directory containing the game exe before executing it. As far as I am aware you can't mount the same drive / directory more than once, or mount a sub folder of an already mounted drive. This is probably the root of your problem. As mentioned in the bold sectat at the start of the windows tutorial, you will need to either remove any existing mount commands from the [autoexec] section of the default [[dosbox.conf]] file, or use a custom .conf file when using shortcuts like this, which doesn't have any mounts in it. I'll add that warning comment to the start of the linux tutorial section too. :) - thanks for pointing this out d^^. --[[User:Xan|xan]] 15:14, 10 July 2008 (UTC)
  
Any help?
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I'm using Ubuntu and I tried the linux way but that doesn't work either. If I do what the tutorial says dosbox start to mount c again for some weird reasons.

~Soelen

  • When you follow the technique I've described, I believe what happens is this: DosBox scans the path you give it as the last argument, automatically attempts to mount the drive / root folder which the game exe is on, then changes to the directory containing the game exe before executing it. As far as I am aware you can't mount the same drive / directory more than once, or mount a sub folder of an already mounted drive. This is probably the root of your problem. As mentioned in the bold sectat at the start of the windows tutorial, you will need to either remove any existing mount commands from the [autoexec] section of the default dosbox.conf file, or use a custom .conf file when using shortcuts like this, which doesn't have any mounts in it. I'll add that warning comment to the start of the linux tutorial section too. :) - thanks for pointing this out d^^. --xan 15:14, 10 July 2008 (UTC)

08 July 2008, 12:41

I've written a new tutorial for creating DosBox tutorials (windows only), and deleted the original as it didn't seem to work. Hope this helps! I apologise if anyone objects to me culling the original page and its introduction!

--xan 11:47, 8 July 2008 (UTC)