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

From: Jamie Lokier
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] SCO Unixware 2.1.x on qemu
Date: Wed, 12 Aug 2009 03:11:27 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.13 (2006-08-11)

Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> 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.

Fwiw, I just installed SCO OpenServer 5.0.7 using kvm-88 and it did
worse than fail: it *froze my whole PC*.  It happened early on while
booting from CD and checking hardware.  Power cycle needd.  Thanks guys :-)

Installing it on qemu-0.10.0-1ubuntu1 worked quite well.

-- Jamie

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