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Re: [Qemu-devel] qemu-system-sparc and Solaris 1.1.2 / SunOS 4.1.4


From: M. Warner Losh
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] qemu-system-sparc and Solaris 1.1.2 / SunOS 4.1.4
Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2008 10:26:14 -0700 (MST)

In message: <address@hidden>
            "Blue Swirl" <address@hidden> writes:
: On 2/19/08, M. Warner Losh <address@hidden> wrote:
: > In message: <address@hidden>
: >             Andrew Warkentin <address@hidden> writes:
: > : Robert Reif wrote:
: > :
: > : > Jan Holzhueter wrote:
: > : >
: > : >> Hi everyone,
: > : >> we are planing to get rid of some old sparc hardware.
: > : >> The problem is that there are applications on it that require
: > : >> sun4m and Solaris 1.1.2 / SunOS 4.1.4.
: > : >> As known qemu-system-sparc is not able to boot the Solaris Kernel at
: > : >> the moment.
: > : >>
: > : >> I get as far as:
: > : >>   [sparc] Booting file 'cdrom' with parameters ''
: > : >> Not a bootable ELF image
: > : >> Not a Linux kernel image
: > : >> Not a bootable a.out image
: > : >> Not a bootable ELF image
: > : >> Not a Linux kernel image
: > : >> Loading a.out image...
: > : >> Loaded 7680 bytes
: > : >> entry point is 0x4000
: > : >> Jumping to entry point...
: > : >> checksum 60746d10 != 86693bac, trying to boot anyway
: > : >> Unhandled Exception 0x00000007
: > : >> PC = 0x002002bc NPC = 0x002002c0
: > : >> Stopping execution
: > : >>
: > : >> My question is how far away are you form getting it to work
: > : >> and in what time frame could it be done?
: > : >>
: > : >> This is a bigger project for us. So it might even be possible
: > : >> ( nothing confirmed yet I have to check back with some people  )
: > : >> to donate some money to get it to work.
: > : >> It doesn't need to work for all Solaris. We just need Solaris 1.1.2.
: > : >> If someone needs some installation Medium or feedback let me know.
: > : >>
: > : >> Greetings
: > : >> Jan Holzh├╝ter
: > : >>
: > : >>
: > : > This may be an openbios issue.  Changing openbios boot.c cdrom
: > : > oldpath to sd(0,2,0):d gets past this error but it still doesn't boot.
: > : >
: > : >
: > : >
: > : >
: > :
: > : SunOS might run in TME (http://people.csail.mit.edu/fredette/tme/). I
: > : don't think anything other than Linux runs in QEMU's Sun emulation (or
: > : for that matter, any of the non-PC QEMU emulators).
: >
: > OpenFirmware that QEMU implements is somewhat insufficient to boot
: > anything but the hacked up version of Linux.
: 
: Not hacked up, Qemu and the supplied OpenBIOS image can boot several
: unmodified Linux kernels spanning a decade.

I should have been more specific: PowerPC MAC support.

: Currently both NetBSD and OpenBSD hang outside OpenBIOS, OF activity
: has stopped. I don't know enough of the insides of the BSDs to debug.
: I'd think any BSD hacker who cared to spend a few hours for this could
: pinpoint the culprit very quickly.

In PowerPC I've spent a lot more than a few hours on it...

Warner




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