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Re: [Qemu-devel] SCO Unixware 2.1.x on qemu

From: Diego Woitasen
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] SCO Unixware 2.1.x on qemu
Date: Tue, 11 Aug 2009 09:56:20 -0300

2009/8/10 Christoph Hellwig <address@hidden>:
> On Mon, Aug 10, 2009 at 07:14:11PM +0200, Andreas F?rber wrote:
>> Am 09.08.2009 um 22:12 schrieb Diego Woitasen:
>> >The installation works with QEMU but it doesn't detect the CDROM. Is
>> >there something new in the virtual cdrom that makes Unixware fails on
>> >its detection? Is there something in the code that I could change? I
>> >trie'd my floppies and the CD on an old HP machine and works but the
>> >CDROM must have to be connected as primary slave. Using "-drive
>> >index=1...." doesn't work with QEMU.
>> Justin Chevrier sent some patches for an SCO OpenServer guest, last
>> fall/winter. Part of it were some SCSI fixes iirc, so you could try
>> emulating a SCSI rather than IDE CD-ROM drive.
>> You might also want to check whether all the SCO-related patches
>> actually got committed. Patches for non-mainstream guests or hosts
>> tend to get less attention.
> Note that OpenServer is not related to Unixware 2.x at all.  OpenServer
> was the last incarnation of the SVR3-based SCO Unix, while Unixware 2.x
> was the straight SVR4.2MP they acquired later.
>> Regards,
>> Andreas
> ---end quoted text---

I've found a solution. I installed Unixware on an old HP PC (Pentium
100, IDE) and then took an image with "dd", and works without any
special trip. I'm using QEMU 0.9.1 (Debian Lenny package) because the
lateset version fails, Unixware reports a timeout error with the disk

Diego Woitasen

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