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Re: [Qemu-devel] Using QEMU to run Win98 and up in Mac OS

From: Jose Lopez-Parga
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] Using QEMU to run Win98 and up in Mac OS
Date: Sat, 12 Mar 2005 02:12:41 -0600
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First of all, thanks !


1. When you talk about creating a hard disk image, can I use one of those 3 GB empty (*.bz2) images available on sites like PearPC and such?

2. I am also assuming that in you command line below, win98.hd is that image.

3. Since you also have /dev/cdrom, I am assuming that I need to put the Win98SE disk in the Mac cd drive . Right?


Mike Swanson wrote:

You need to create a hard disk image first (1 gigabyte is fine for
Windows). You also need a boot disk (bootdisk.com) to start the setup
program on the Windows 98 CD-ROM. (Why the Win9x discs weren't
bootable... I don't know, ask Microsoft)

QEMU's command is pretty simple:
qemu -hda win98.hd -cdrom /dev/cdrom -fda bootdisk.fd -boot a

the -hda parameter is for the first hard disk in the virtual system.
-cdrom is for the cdrom, -fda is for the first floppy, and -boot is
the first boot device.

When Windows 98 wants to reboot for the first time, reboot but exit
QEMU when it does so. Then remove the floppy and boot parameters. It
should boot from the hard disk, as Win98 expects.

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