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Re: [Qemu-devel] IBM makes AIX 6 beta available for download for everyon

From: Natalia Portillo
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] IBM makes AIX 6 beta available for download for everyone
Date: Wed, 18 Jul 2007 09:15:37 +0100


AIX was already tested in QEMU and is not that it does not understand
the AIX boot format (it does!), just there is another problem that
prevents OHW from working (some say there is a regression in the IDE
controller code).


Natalia Portillo

El mié, 18-07-2007 a las 03:32 +0200, Martin escribió:
> IBM opened up a little bit and makes the beta of AIX 6 available to anyone.
> Maybe this is an opportunity to get AIX running on QEMU.
> At the moment QEMU does not yet understand the AIX cd boot format.
> I tried to boot it using the -kernel option b
> I tried to boot it in the following ways, but that doesn't work yet (as 
> expected)
> qemu-system-ppc -m prep -cdrom cd.AIX_6_OpenBeta.0723C1.V1.ISO -boot d
> sudo mount -o loop cd.AIX_6_OpenBeta.0723C1.V1.ISO /mnt/loop
> qemu-system-ppc -M prep  -kernel /mnt/loop/ppc/chrp/bootfile.exe
> The -kernel option is meant for linux kernels but I hoped it would take an 
> AIX kernel too.
> You can download the AIX 6 beta from:
> http://www-03.ibm.com/servers/aix/6/beta.html
> (free registration required)
> > Open beta now available
> > 
> > The open beta for AIX® 6 is now available. 
> > Go to https://www14.software.ibm.com/iwm/web/cc/earlyprograms/ibm/aix6beta/
> > for more information and to download the beta code.
> > 
> > Overview
> > 
> > Openness, such as compliance with open standards, has always been an 
> > integral part of the AIX operating system (OS). The next release of AIX, 
> > Version 6.1, extends this openness to the product release process with the 
> > first ever AIX open beta. The open beta will allow a broad set of IBM 
> > clients to download and gain experience with AIX 6 before it becomes 
> > generally available.
> > 
> > An "open" beta for the next AIX release differs from the traditional beta 
> > in three key areas:
> > 
> >     * Almost anyone who is interested will be able to download and install 
> > a pre-release version of AIX 6. By contrast, only a few clients would have 
> > the opportunity to test a new AIX release in a traditional beta.
> >     * Participants in the open beta will not receive traditional support 
> > from IBM. Instead, you access a Web forum to discuss questions and issues.
> >     * The only legal document required for participation in the open beta 
> > is a "click to accept" license agreement that clearly states all program 
> > conditions.

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