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Re: [Qemu-devel] [Bug in qemu-system-ppc running Mac OS 9 on Windows 10]

From: Howard Spoelstra
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [Bug in qemu-system-ppc running Mac OS 9 on Windows 10]
Date: Fri, 25 Nov 2016 17:40:54 +0100

>> Hi all,
>> I've been experiencing issues when installing Mac OS 9.x using
>> qemu-system-ppc.exe in Windows 10. After booting from CD image,
>> partitioning a fresh disk image often hangs Qemu. When using a
>> pre-partitioned disk image, the OS installation process halts
>> somewhere during the process. The issues can be resolved by setting
>> qemu-system-ppc.exe to run in Windows 7 compatibility mode.
>> AFAIK all Qemu builds for Windows since Mac OS 9 became available as
>> guest are affected.
>> The issue is reproducible by installing Qemu for Windows from Stephan
>> Weil on Windows 10 and boot/install Mac OS 9.x
>> Best regards and thanks for looking into this,
>> Howard
> I assume there was some kind of behavior change for some of the Windows API
> between Windows 7 and Windows 10, that is my guess as to why the
> compatibility mode works. Could you run 'make check' on your system, once in
> Windows 7 and once in Windows 10. Maybe the tests will tell us something.
> I'm hoping that one of the tests succeeds in Windows 7 and fails in Windows
> 10. That would help us pinpoint what the problem is.
> What I mean by run in Windows 7 is set the mingw environment to run in
> Windows 7 compatibility mode (if possible). If you have Windows 7 on another
> partition you could boot from, that would be better.
> Good luck.
> p.s. use 'make check -k' to allow all the tests to run (even if one or more
> of the tests fails).


Thank you for you suggestion, but I have no means to run the check you
suggest. I cross-compile from Linux.

Best regards,

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