Well I know this is a limited topic, and my testing is anything but .. thorough.
But for some strange reason I’ve been trying to run OS/2 1.1 under VirtualBOX on Windows, and OS/2 crashes in under a minute all the freaking time. It really is quite annoying. Now I wonder if it is because my Windows PC has an 8 core AMD Processor?
Now when I run VirtualBOX (all the same latest version) under OS X, Intel it works fine!
Now what I don’t get is that under OS X with Intel Xeon CPUs I’ve been running for over an hour now, without issue!
As for settings, remember to add a floppy controller, remove the IDE CDROM, and remove the sound & networking! I’m using 8MB of ram, but the glorious 80286 could go up to 16MB of RAM… Even though its virtual address space was 1GB!
I don’t know if anyone has any real insight into this whole AMD vs Intel thing, but from this super minimal testing it seems to me the Intel CPU is the way to go.
Also I don’t know why OS/2 decided to go with some greenscreen EGA.. It is kind of neat in a throwback kind of way, but nonetheless very odd. I’d have preferred colour EGA but I guess you can’t win them all.