Okay, I am engaged in an effort trying to determine whether or not
DOSEMU offers any hope as a path to porting a complicated legacy DOS
application to more modern hardware as our stocks of available
DOS-compliant hardware are diminishing to the danger point and
replacements are no longer available.
To that end, I've downloaded DOSEMU onto a Ubuntu 10.04 system and it
seems to work reasonably out of the box.
A very naive attempt to test the compatibility involved copying the
executable in question to a drive accessible to DOSEMU, starting DOSEMU
and running the application.
I start dosemu by simply typing the dosemu command, and a "DOS BOX"
comes up in a different window. All the normal stuff is doable. But
when I cd into the directory where I've placed my executable and then
execute it, it blows up the DOS BOX (closes it) and in my original xterm
window I now see:
OUCH! attempt to execute interrupt table - quickly dying
Well, I said this was a naive attempt. But I have two weeks to get this
to work. Can someone tell me what this error message indicates and
where I might possibly go to figure out how to fix it?
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