So close, and yet so far away. Â I’m using a ‘restore’ image to do this.. Basically I have an existing OS/2 1.21 machine that I made a backup of, using MS-DOS & OS/2. Â I restore the MS-DOS backup with an altered config.sys that dumps me to a cmd.exe prompt with no Presentation Manager. Â Then I restore the OS/2 image onto itself and then reboot into OS/2. Â I know it works since I’ve used this to setup OS/2 onto VirtualBOX & a physical PC before. Â Qemu boots half way through but the letter ‘o’ is corrupted for some reason, and the keyboard doesn’t respond once it’s booted. Â But the cursor blinks away like it is waiting for you to type anything. Â It is worth noting that OS/2 1.x doesn’t know what IDE CD-ROM’s are, and you have to remove the physical drive to boot this up.
Oh well it is a shame.