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Re: [Qemu-devel] Windows 98 - hardware

From: Jim C. Brown
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] Windows 98 - hardware
Date: Mon, 3 May 2004 22:47:59 -0400
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On Mon, May 03, 2004 at 11:22:13PM +0200, Lean Fuglsang wrote:
> On Mon, 2004-05-03 at 21:51, Jim C. Brown wrote:
> > You will need to go to "Add New Hardware" in the "Control Panel" and
> > then (after it has scaned for plug&play hardware and finds none) choose
> > to install a network adaptor from the list (i.e. skip detection of
> > non-plug&play hardware). Install a Novel/Antherm 2000 card. (Apologies for
> > bad spelling.) I don't remember what the manufactor was, it's
> > either Microsoft, Novel, or Novel/Antherm. I think. Set the
> > IO mem range that starts with 300 (300-3FF iirc), and the IRQ to 9. Take
> > defaults for everything else. Finally reboot. If all goes well, it
> > should work. (In my case I had to apply a patch and recompile qemu,
> > but that was for qemu 0.5.2)
> Okay, i tried an NE2000-compatible, found in Novel/Antherm.
> I could set I/O mem range to 300, but it is 300-31F
> There is an option 3E0-3FF.

No it is definitely 300-31F.

> There is also no IRQ 9, but only IRQ 9/2.

Yes that is right.

> When I boot windows it comes with BSOD with an NDIS error.
> Hopes this can bring back som rusty memory :)

No, this never happened to me. Of course I use vde, not the builtin tuntap
or the userspace network, so there might be some differences.

> *Bonus trivia*
> Will qemu-fast ever work with windows 98? Or does windows need to be
> patched?

No. qemu-fast is designed for loading a linux kernel w/o any BIOS. In theory,
you could modify the source code of Windows so it would start out with a linux
like "kernel" bootstrapper (which also emulated all of the BIOS stuff) and then
have it load the rest of Windows. In reality, this is not going to happen.
(I suppose, if you are into the black arts, you could create a linux kernel-like
bootstrapper instead, and have that load up io.sys...) Also, the modified
Windows OS would need to use linux syscalls and mmap(). (Again, if you
are into the black arts, you could try patching the machine code...)

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