Re: What kind of files are config.lnk and autoexec.lnk?

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2009/4/18 Larry Alkoff <labradley@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>:
> In further experiments, I have found that config.sys and autoexec.bat in
> ~/.dosemu/drive_c is not executed.  It seems config.sys and autoexec.bat in
> /etc/dosemu/freedos/ are being executed.  Are these the files I should edit
> to make dosemu run the way I want?

I'm not sure where your .lnk files come from but:
have a look at ~/.dosemu/boot.log after running dosemu which directory
is used as drive C:
a line like:
device: /home/bart/.dosemu/drives/c type 4 h: -1  s: -1   t: -1 drive C:
in that case the config.sys file comes from ~/.dosemu/drives/c which
is normally set up as a symlink to ~/.dosemu/drive_c so that's indeed
where you should be looking.

However, in Debian/Ubuntu's DOSEMU (perhaps by accident) we have this:
total 0
lrwxrwxrwx 1 bart users 26 avr 18 16:14 c -> /home/bart/.dosemu/drive_c
lrwxrwxrwx 1 bart users 23 avr 18 16:14 d -> /usr/lib/dosemu/drive_z

total 4
lrwxrwxrwx 1 bart users   32 avr 18 16:14 autoexec.bat ->
lrwxrwxrwx 1 bart users   30 avr 18 16:14 config.sys ->
drwxrwxr-x 2 bart users 4096 avr 18 16:14 tmp

So config.sys is really a symlink to the file in /etc/dosemu/freedos.
But in dosemu installations from it's a writable file
*copied* from the system file so users can edit it in DOSEMU.

total 12
-rw-r--r-- 1 bart users  556 mai  6  2007 autoexec.bat
-rw-r--r-- 1 bart users  346 mai  6  2007 config.sys
drwxrwxr-x 2 bart users 4096 avr 18 16:16 tmp

So yes, either edit the /etc/dosemu/freedos files using a Linux editor
as root (but these affect all users!) or change the symlinks to

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