Re: binfmt_mz inclusion [PATCH]

Hans Lermen (
Tue, 22 Apr 1997 17:23:48 +0200 (MET DST)

On Tue, 22 Apr 1997, Richard Guenther wrote:

> I made a final patch to 2.0.30 and 2.1.35 to include binfmt_mz without
> need of mzloader. (binfmt_mz is a wrapper to start wine/dosemu)

Ah, this is very interesting. We (dosemu-team) just 'invented' a new type of
packed dosapplications (*.dexe) that needs to be started by dosemu.
This file in prinzipal is a preconfigured bootable dosemu hdimage,
containing the FreeDos kernel and _one_ DOS-Application fired up in
the config.sys via 'shell='. To start a *.dexe you need no special dosemu
configuration, it will run 'out of the box'.

You may look at the newest dosemu-0.66.3 for more details.
However, to execute it we currrently use a script, and I would be very
lucky if we could cooperate and make this one binfmt_mz compatible such as
that it just needs to set the exec-bit to a *.dexe ;-)

If you are interested please contact me.