Virtualizing AIX 1.3 w/additional info [LONG] - WAS::::Re: AIX for IBM PS/2

Jerry Kemp other at
Fri Feb 5 11:06:15 CST 2016

Just checked the URL again, its still working fine for me.

Please see additional notes below.

On 02/ 5/16 06:56 AM, Steven Hirsch wrote:

> Is anyone else having issues with that URL?  I get a quick flash of a legitimate
> web page before the browser fills up with ASCII garbage.

Just a little follow up.  I haven't been able to make a lot of progress on this 
yet, but I have made some.  I use OpenIndiana, one of the more popular Solaris 
based distro's as my desktop, and I pulled down the source code for Bochs. 
Current version is 2.6.8 .

I'm a new/never used Bochs user, and I was happy that it compiled easily, not 
even any warnings.  Nothing too exotic on the ./configure line, but I did 
compile my binary with both X11 and SDL capabilities.

I started going thru the Bochs docs, and although some of it was pretty basic 
stuff, putting together a .bochsrc file for AIX 1.3 appeared as it would have a 
pretty steep learning curve, and there wasn't much in the original setup 
document/html (Google URL above) file about this, aside from this::

a ~/.bochsrc including:

     8MB RAM
     boot floppy 0xaa55 check turned off

I reached out to GLee over IRC, his preferred contact method, via comments on 
his contact page.  It turned out that he wasn't the original document author.
He did reach out to the original document author and passed along my request for 
the contents of his .bochsrc file.

That information is located here:

Here is also a cut-n-paste of the information.   Hope this helps anyone else who 
is working on this in parallel with me.



$ cat ./bochsrc
# configuration file generated by Bochs
plugin_ctrl: unmapped=1, biosdev=1, speaker=0, extfpuirq=1, gameport=1, 
pci_ide=0, acpi=0, ioapic=1
config_interface: textconfig
display_library: x
memory: host=32, guest=8
romimage: file="/usr/share/bochs/BIOS-bochs-latest"
vgaromimage: file="/usr/share/bochs/VGABIOS-lgpl-latest"
boot: floppy, disk
floppy_bootsig_check: disabled=1
floppya: type=1_44, 1_44="./atboot1.dd", status=inserted
# no floppyb
ata0: enabled=1, ioaddr1=0x1f0, ioaddr2=0x3f0, irq=14
ata0-master: type=disk, mode=flat, translation=auto, path="./980x10x17.chs", 
cylinders=980, heads=10, spt=17, biosdetect=auto, model="PS2X850"
ata1: enabled=0
ata2: enabled=0
ata3: enabled=0
parport1: enabled=1, file=""
parport2: enabled=0
com1: enabled=1, mode=null, dev=""
com2: enabled=1, mode=null, dev=""
com3: enabled=0
com4: enabled=0
usb_uhci: enabled=0
usb_ohci: enabled=0
i440fxsupport: enabled=0
vga_update_interval: 50000
vga: extension=vbe
cpu: count=1, ips=4000000, reset_on_triple_fault=1, ignore_bad_msrs=1
cpuid: cpuid_limit_winnt=0, mmx=1, sse=sse2, xapic=1, sep=1, aes=0, xsave=0, 
movbe=0, 1g_pages=0
print_timestamps: enabled=0
# no gdb stub
port_e9_hack: enabled=1
text_snapshot_check: enabled=0
private_colormap: enabled=0
clock: sync=none, time0=local
# no cmosimage
ne2k: enabled=1, ioaddr=0x300, irq=9, mac=fe:fd:de:ad:be:ef, ethmod=null, 
ethdev=xl0, script=none
pnic: enabled=0
sb16: enabled=0
# no loader
log: -
logprefix: %t%e%d
panic: action=ask
error: action=report
info: action=report
debug: action=ignore
pass: action=fatal
keyboard_type: mf
keyboard_serial_delay: 250
keyboard_paste_delay: 100000
keyboard_mapping: enabled=0, map=
user_shortcut: keys=none
mouse: enabled=0, type=ps2

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