Console Mode, DOS Emulator on OLPC
wmb at laptop.org
Tue Sep 25 19:45:57 EDT 2007
OLPC does not support VGA/EGA/CGA graphics, so the display code for all
those old programs will not work.
big one wrote:
>> Booting to console mode / svgalib possible
> Can someone put a wiki / HOWTO about booting OLPC to console mode, setting up svgalib, SDL, xinit command and xinitrc?
>> Lack of FreeDOS because of BIOS
> With console mode, IMO it is possible to run DOS Emulator such as DosEMU + FreeDOS or DOSbox with decent speed on OLPC.
> 1. There are large number of DOS education application suitable for teacher and students.
> 2. Most DOS applications are designed for slow PC below 100 MHz.
> 3. There are many abandonware/freely available 20 years old DOS applications/tools on the Internet, such as TurboC, TurboPascal, TurboBasic etc.
> DOS Freeware / Shareware applications:
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