[Wine] The Rosetta Stone : Installer doesn't work

Gert van den Berg gert at mohag.net
Tue Apr 7 12:00:32 CDT 2009

On Tue, Apr 7, 2009 at 10:33 AM, chtit_draco <wineforum-user at winehq.org> wrote:
> wine: Cannot start DOS application "C:\\windows\\Command.com"
>      because vm86 mode is not supported on this platform.
> Maybe this is because I have an AMD64 architecture (Intel Core2Duo)?

AFAIK vm86 mode does not work when you are running in long mode
(64-bit operating system)

You could try getting command.com to start wine's cmd.exe.

Not sure how.... A symlink / hardlink might work (No idea what to link
it to...) or a short script that starts cmd.exe (again, not sure if
this will work..)
> What baffles me is that several people didn't have any problem installing this version of The Rosetta Stone on wine according to the wineAppDB...  :?
Haven't anyone left a HOWTO?

On Tue, Apr 7, 2009 at 11:39 AM, Usurp <wineforum-user at winehq.org> wrote:
> If we claim to support Windows 9x, we have to provide a command.com.
> Why couldnt we use cmd as command.com ? They are almost identical.

Except that the one is a 16-bit DOS com file (Although it would seem
from what i've read on wine-devel that actually compiling 16-bit dos /
Windows code under Linux might be a bit of an issue...), while the
other is a 32-bit / 64-bit exe. (Not sure if it will affect Wine, or
16-bit applications running under wine that tries to load command.com)

The functionality comparison is a bit more fair... command.com
provides mostly a subset of cmd's functionality...
It's almost like bash vs. Bourne shell...

Some comments here explain quite a few differences:


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