[TUHS] 386BSD on Bochs & Qemu...

Jason Stevens neozeed at gmail.com
Sun Apr 18 11:12:58 AEST 2010

Hey there!

On Sat, Apr 17, 2010 at 3:10 PM, Natalia Portillo <claunia at claunia.com>wrote:

> Hi,
> El 17/04/2010, a las 06:12, Jason Stevens escribió:
> I don't know if this is interesting to anyone, but I thought I'd share that
> 386BSD will install on Bochs (although slowly, and it's prone to crashing),
> however once the first patchkit is installed, it'll then run on Qemu!
> (0.11.0, it seems the new bios layout of 0.12 is incompatible)
> Is it possible to install it in QEMU at all without using another emulator?
> (hardware machine is ok)

I *suppose* that if I transplanted a patched kernel on the install floppy
it'd install.  The install is SUPER tedious doing it with diskettes so I'm
not jumping at this at the moment.. .However this would have altered the
install media... Does that matter?

> Would you be able to contact in QEMU developer's list with SeaBIOS
> maintainer to find what makes it stop working on 0.12.x branch?
I guess someone should the ISA machine in Qemu 0.12 doesn't work at ALL...
So this also means no fun with Novell Netware 3.12 either...!

> Would you mind putting the information about how to make it running, how
> well it runs, so on, on QEMU's officlal OS support list (at
> http://www.claunia.com/qemu/ )?

I've added a section there.. I think I did it right..?  Although I can't
figure out how to send a screenshot.  I added one for Xenix a while ago but
I forget.

> If anyone is interested, here is a link to a hard disk image that I've
> prepared for Qemu:
> http://vpsland.superglobalmegacorp.com/install/386BSD/bsd386.qcow2.gz
> Under what license is that operating system?

It's my impression that 386BSD is under the BSD license, probably the old 4
clause one where you had to give credit to the regents etc... although I
think they retroactively changed that?

I'm pretty sure it should be no different then Free/Net/Open BSD's.
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