After I was able to run OS/2 2.11 on VMware with PCI drivers, I thought I’d try KVM.
No go. Â Also Qemu 2.1.2 on Linux didn’t fare much better. Â Must be something about HPFS and raw disk images. Â The funny thing is that even once a disk became corrupted, I quit Qemu, restore the disk, and start again, and it’s still behaving like it’s corrupt. Â Qemu 0.15.X has been the most stable branch I’ve found to run OS/2, but it’s so obsolete now.
it’s a shame nothing other than Linux runs on the Linux Runtime for Linux
It really is. Especially when Qemu started out as being quite versatile.
But we live in the Windows/Linux world
I suggest taking a look at http://www.qemu-advent-calendar.org – it will show that QEMU can run more stuff than Linux.
I’m a bit pissed off that all these bugs are never reported upstream. In this case, this seems a bug related to 16-bit code.
Well I went to report issues with Netware & Qemu and the best I got was an offline acknowledgement but nobody really cared.
I run OS/2 2.0 in Qemu right now, It’s not like I’ve never heard of it before.
Also where is the Qemu user community? The only forum died years ago and I haven’t heard peep since.
Well, everybody scratches his itch. I’m working on fixing Second Reality right now for example.
The QEMU community for x86 emulation is definitely lacking, but SPARC is well alive for example. Perhaps everyone’s hiding behind their own blog…