ETYMO goes Linux... ;-)

First of all: yes, it IS a pitty that ETYMO has not been written directly under LINUX... But for all you freaks out there: don't forget that there are still a lot of people who - let's say - do not have the chance to work with such a good operating system. ;-)  ETYMO has therefore been written for the still most popular operating system: Windows.

Nonetheless, you can run ETYMO und LINUX using the MS-DOS-emulater DOSEMU. Follow the steps below for an easy installation / configuration of DOSEMU.


IMPORTANT NOTE (added on June 2011): Since version 0.7 (or so) DOSEMU blocks the "zero pointers" generated by the DJGPP-Compiler with which ETYMO was built. Fortunately, DOSEMU offers a compatibility mode to overcome this error. Just make sure the file /etc/dosemu/dosemu.conf contains the line

$_ignore_djgpp_null_derefs = (1)

and everything should work fine! (I have been runnig ETYMO on OpenSuSE 11.4 on a VirtualBox running on Mac OS X 10.5.8 and all the calculations worked astonishingly well ...:-))
As for the rest: stay hungry, stay foolish ... as somebody said! :-)

Everything should work fine now. If it doesn't, try to modify the amount of DPMI-memory. If you would like to have more free disk-space for the calculations, read the DOSEMU-documentation about how to create empty image-files.