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Re: [Qemu-devel] Open Hack'Ware question

From: Brian Wheeler
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] Open Hack'Ware question
Date: Thu, 21 Jul 2005 09:30:47 -0500

On Wed, 2005-07-20 at 22:49 +0200, J. Mayer wrote:
> On Thu, 2005-07-14 at 10:32 -0500, Brian Wheeler wrote:
> > All of the websites that are referred to in the docs and source are
> > missing.  Is there another place to get it?  I'm tinkering with the idea
> > to try to boot aix on qemu.
> There was a broken link.
> I just fixed it.


> But, for your information, AIX boot has been tested and does not boot.
> The reason is it use a specific boot file format (with AIXM magic at
> start) and I did not spent any time to discover where is stored the code
> offset (but I know what the offset value is).
> As reported in OHW README, I did test AIX 4.3.3 & 5.1.

Would booting the bootfile.exe from the CD directly via -kernel be a
future option to work around the AIXM magic?  The exe looks to be a
standard ELF file for powerpc.  It might be interesting to see what that
file actually does (i.e. if its the kernel or a boot loader)


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