[Wine] vm86 mode is not supported

Austin English austinenglish at gmail.com
Fri Jun 5 10:35:16 CDT 2009

On Fri, Jun 5, 2009 at 3:55 AM, Alexandre Julliard<julliard at winehq.org> wrote:
> Austin English <austinenglish at gmail.com> writes:
>> On Thu, Jun 4, 2009 at 2:35 PM, John Drescher <drescherjm at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>> cnelson at pcda5561:~/Desktop$ wine plsqldev715.exe
>>>>> wine: Cannot start DOS application "E:\\home\\cnelson\\Desktop\\plsqldev715.exe"
>>>>>      because vm86 mode is not supported on this platform.
>>>>> cnelson at pcda5561:~/Desktop$
>>>> You're trying to run a 16-bit application on a 64-bit OS. Your kernel
>>>> lacks vm86 support. Try on a 32-bit OS.
>>> Or dosbox
>> Dosbox only supports dos applications, not win16 applications.
> Win16 applications don't need vm86, and work just fine on 64-bit.

Thanks for the clarification. I know on Windows that isn't the case.
Is it DOS apps then that require vm86?


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