OS/2 1.21 under Qemu 1.6.0

Microsoft OS/2 1.21

Microsoft OS/2 1.21

 

So close, and yet so far away.  I’m using a ‘restore’ image to do this.. Basically I have an existing OS/2 1.21 machine that I made a backup of, using MS-DOS & OS/2.  I restore the MS-DOS backup with an altered config.sys that dumps me to a cmd.exe prompt with no Presentation Manager.  Then I restore the OS/2 image onto itself and then reboot into OS/2.  I know it works since I’ve used this to setup OS/2 onto VirtualBOX & a physical PC before.  Qemu boots half way through but the letter ‘o’ is corrupted for some reason, and the keyboard doesn’t respond once it’s booted.  But the cursor blinks away like it is waiting for you to type anything.  It is worth noting that OS/2 1.x doesn’t know what IDE CD-ROM’s are, and you have to remove the physical drive to boot this up.

Oh well it is a shame.

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What is there to tell? I've loved UNIX like things since I was first exposed to QNX in highschool (we had the Unisys ICONS!), and spent the better time of my teenage years trying to get my own UNIX... I should have bought Coherent in retrospect.. Anyways latched onto Linux in 1992, and then got some old BSD admin books and have been hooked on the VAX BSD & other big/ancient things since...!

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