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

Greg 'groggy' Lehey grog at lemis.com
Sun Apr 25 12:29:42 AEST 2010

On Saturday, 24 April 2010 at 16:28:41 +0200, Jacob Goense wrote:
>> 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)
> Yes, I think it is very interesting to see what BSD was like on an x86
> around the time of the forks into Net- and FreeBSD. You can feel the
> itch to roll your own xBSD when messing around with it.
> It got me curious about where 386BSD ended though. Did anyone save
> the 386BSD Reference CD-ROM Release 1.0 from /dev/null?

Yes, I have a copy.  It was pretty much useless.  All the
documentation was in some Microsoft format, and I couldn't read it.
Unfortunately Dr Dobbs has a copyright on it, or I could upload it for
the curious.

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