I just tried commenting out the IDE CD-ROM that is on by default on Qemu, and booted up a ‘restore’ CD I cooked up a while ago, and lo it almost works. Â OS/2 boots up, but the keyboard is unresponsive… The cursor flashes away it almost acts like it is alive but without any input it just sits there dead.
I haven’t tried booting from floppy although I would assume it’d fail just in the same manner. Â For anyone wanting to mess with it, just disable the cdrom in vl.c & recompile.
Try VirtualBox… it should run OS/2 1.2 noticeably better. Certainly the text isn’t broken.
Yep it sure does, I used VirtualBOX for my ‘Upgrading through OS/2‘ series, to cover 1.0 -> 1.3
But the fact that OS/2 1.21 almost runs on Qemu shows that they are making some good strides as well!