Qemu 2.3.0 released!

While trying to build on OS X there is some errors with building pixman
Undefined symbols for architecture x86_64:

“_prng_state”, referenced from:
_main in region-test.o
“_prng_state_data”, referenced from:
_main in region-test.o

But these are some ‘test’ programs that we really don’t need or care about.  A quick way to get it to bypass these is to run

touch /pixman/test/region-test
touch /pixman/test/scaling-helpers-test

And now it’ll compile, link and everything!



And yes, it’ll run DOOM.  Although on my 2012 MacBook Air, it’s VERY slow.  But at least the audio works.

From the source code…

DEFINE_PROP_UINT32 (“iobase”, SB16State, port, 0x220),
DEFINE_PROP_UINT32 (“irq”, SB16State, irq, 5),
DEFINE_PROP_UINT32 (“dma”, SB16State, dma, 1),
DEFINE_PROP_UINT32 (“dma16”, SB16State, hdma, 5),

So for MS-DOS be sure to set the BLASTER environment variable to:

SET BLASTER=A220 I5 D1 H5 P330 T6

From the source, in case anyone cares anymore about how to run MS-DOS soundblaster stuff in Qemu.  For any OS X users, you can find my binaries here.

And to run DOOM it’s something like this (once you’ve installed MS-DOS and DOOM itself!)

./qemu-system-i386 -L pc-bios -m 16 -soundhw sb16,adlib,pcspk -hda i/doom.vmdk

Powered by OS/2

I think I’m the last one on the internet crazy enough to try this, but here goes…

powered by os2

So the VPS where I run my BBS came up, and they wanted more money.  And honestly, running a BBS from 1994 in 2015 just doesn’t cut it when it comes to system resources, and I’ve been looking for an excuse to bring it ‘home’ so I moved it inside.  The cool thing though is that I don’t have to use usermode nat anymore, so I can use FTP to shuffle files around, which is a nice thing to have.  I may have to investigate if there is an rsync as well, as reading files directly from the VM would be a bonus.  It’d be cool to read things like Tradewars scores, last user activity and whatnot.

While I was setting up HTTP, and repointing to a new address, I figured I’d go all in on OS/2, and load up Apache on OS/2 2.0, and let it host it’s own website.

Hosting on OS/2

Hosting on OS/2

The ‘hard’ thing to fight was updating the mime.types, and dealing with CR/LF issues moving my old pages from Linux to OS/2.  Luckily my C: drive is already HPFS, so I have long filenames already.

I guess the next thing to do is setup a RAM disk, and virtual servers so I can move Team OS/2 onto OS/2.  Someone named Kohtaro Shinya just snagged the original Team OS/2 page.  At least it’s not some forex scam, but now it’s tourism for Osaka.

But yes, my crappy BBS still lives, I think it’s moved hosts at least 7 times since 2011.