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#1 MarkusK

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Posted 14 November 2015 - 07:50 PM

Hello!
I am really interested in DOS but i haven't got time to get my hands on it. I can't get it on computer because i don't have my own and we share one PC with our family. So i was wondering about if there is any way to get DOS on smartphone/android.
If there's any way to do it, please let me know in the comments.

Thanks!

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Edited by MarkusK, 15 November 2015 - 08:13 AM.


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#2 Captain_Chicken

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Posted 15 November 2015 - 08:31 AM

It would have to be a vitualized dos box, and I don't know that there are many phones if at all that support virtualization. 


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#3 MarkusK

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Posted 16 November 2015 - 10:49 AM

But is there any way to get command prompt in android?

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Posted 17 November 2015 - 06:52 AM

None that I know of.

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Posted 19 November 2015 - 03:13 PM

Virtualbox is not supported on Android. And Virtualbox would be your best option to run DOS.

See explanations why it not supported on Android here: https://forums.virtualbox.org/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=57002

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Posted 24 November 2015 - 07:01 AM

You can create a bootable flash drive for FreeDos using Rufus. Unetbootin may be able to create a bootable flash drive for FreeDos and include a Persistent partition...

meaning you will be able to save data in a small 4gb partition on the flash drive.

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Edited by buddy215, 24 November 2015 - 07:18 AM.

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Posted 29 December 2015 - 09:38 AM

Buddy 215 this would not give him DOS on a cell phone but would give him a way to run DOS on his family shared PC.

I guess that is where you are going?


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Posted 30 December 2015 - 01:51 PM

Or a flash drive....


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Posted 07 January 2016 - 02:20 PM

But would he be able to connect a flash drive to a cell phone?  None of the phones we have you can do that. Maybe with the cable to transfer pictuers from the phone to my PC. I have no idea if would work going in the other direction.  Just asking.


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Posted 08 January 2016 - 08:02 AM

I was thinking more about using a bootable flash with persistence if possible...as stated in my first post. Then using the computer

without changing anything on the computer or storing anything on the computer's hdd. Whether that would be allowed...use time...or

not I don't know as the OP hasn't responded.


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Posted 08 January 2016 - 08:13 AM

I suspect the OP is using the term DOS to describe a Command Line Interface, rather than specifically MS-DOS or compatible.

Maybe?:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=jackpal.androidterm&hl=en

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Posted 09 January 2016 - 02:05 PM

I suspect the OP is using the term DOS to describe a Command Line Interface, rather than specifically MS-DOS or compatible.

Maybe?:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=jackpal.androidterm&hl=en

Nice find I did not know that even existed.


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