For all the 286 fans, which… I never understand, good news, it turns out that using the same method for installing Xenix 386 works on Qemu 0.14.0!
Booting up a kernel on a 1.2MB floppy disk image I get this:
Notice that the device is fd096ds15, which then corresponds to 2,52 for the major minor. Armed with this information you can install happily. And enjoy your segmentation, and SMLH memory models. Ugh.
I still say the 80286 was the worst thing to mainstream IT.
So I’ll leave you with this gem, from tenox..
MICROSOFT STRIKES GOLD.