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[Qemu-discuss] SunOS 4.1.4 on Qemu 2.10.0 on Mac OS X 10.12.6 on mid 201
[Qemu-discuss] SunOS 4.1.4 on Qemu 2.10.0 on Mac OS X 10.12.6 on mid 2012 Intel MBP w/16GB RAM
Tue, 3 Oct 2017 18:20:21 -0500
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I heard on the TUHs mailing list that it was possible to emulate sparc
on qemu and further that you could run SunOS. So, I did the following:
brew install qemu - which got qemu on my mac
rounded up the sunos 4.1.4 install media and the sparcstation 5 version
2.15 boot prom
and then followed the directions (and a bunch of variations) at
When I got to the post-install reboot, the VM booted up to the point
where it was starting network services and then reported a bunch of,
"rpc.lockd: Cannot contact status monitor!" and hung. I thought maybe it
was environmental, but I got the same errors on Linux Mint 18 with qemu
1.7, 2.0, and 2.14 as well as on FreeBSD with qemu 2.8.1, so I'm asking
First question - is there a better/more up-to-date guide than what's on
the wiki (I googled but didn't find anything better)?
Second question - any idea why the error is happening or how to make it
stop (google returned a bunch of Sun notes saying stop and restart rpc,
but this isn't really helpful as it happens during boot and it hangs
without letting me make any changes)?
Third question - has anyone heard of this working on modern hardware and
software configurations (the Wiki article is pretty old and the few
videos I saw on youtube were Crunchbang - circa Ubuntu 8?
Any substantive help appreciated.
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- [Qemu-discuss] SunOS 4.1.4 on Qemu 2.10.0 on Mac OS X 10.12.6 on mid 2012 Intel MBP w/16GB RAM,
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