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cytan

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Anyone tried Qemu?
« on: 2009.04.04, 03:30:03 »
Hi,
   Has anyone tried out QEmu? How does it compare with VBOX/2 especially USB support?

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Re: Anyone tried Qemu?
« Reply #1 on: 2009.04.04, 17:52:58 »
Good question.  I would try if I knew what incantation to use.  The problem is the readme.os2 does not say how to use it and there is no way of contacting the porter.

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Re: Anyone tried Qemu?
« Reply #2 on: 2009.04.04, 19:01:19 »
The readme.os2 is most likely platform specific information. Is there a general readme included to go over syntax for command line?

What if you query the quemu app with /? or -help or the like?

Start here and see if the cmd syntax is the same in the OS/2 shell.
(Qemu Linux Host)
http://calamari.reverse-dns.net:980/cgi-bin/moin.cgi/QuickStartGuide
(Qemu Windows Host)
http://calamari.reverse-dns.net:980/cgi-bin/moin.cgi/QemuOnWindows

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Re: Anyone tried Qemu?
« Reply #3 on: 2009.04.04, 19:55:29 »
Hi ivan

Only just downloaded this myself so have not really had time to "play" with it.

I have only just started reading through the qemu-doc.html and qemu-tech.html files which you will probably find of more use than the included readme* files - start with qemu-doc.html to discover how to use this software.

I'm probably not going to get a chance to do anything with qemu for several days so will keep an eye on your reports  :-)

Have Fun  :-)

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Re: Anyone tried Qemu?
« Reply #4 on: 2009.04.05, 22:44:07 »
Since I had to stay in and wait for some clients I had a little play.

First some observations -   the files in \pc-bios\ need to be put in usr\local\ and if you want any keyboard layout other than US you need the keymap file for your keyboard placed in usr\local\keymaps\

Next you need a virtual hard disk:  QEMU-IMG create <name of file> <size (M for megabyte G for gigabyte)>

Now we come to the incantations:

To start a virtual machine: 
qemu -hda <name of file> -m 128 -k en-gb -usb -cdrom <iso file> -boot d

meaning: use <name of file> as hd0, give virtual machine 128 Mb of memory, use a UK keyboard, enable usb, load the CDROM with <iso file> and boot from CD.

Does it work?  Well I've been able to create a virtual machine, it only took three hours to install win XP on it. 
Is it usable? Not really.  It pegs my 2Gig processor all the time.  The mouse in the virtual machine jumps all over the place, no doubt because of the pegged processor.  Because of that I was unable to see if USB worked though I was able to connect to the internet (very slow and painful).

It was a little quicker with a KNOPIX live CD.

If what I'm reading about IBM buying SUN and junking most of suns software is correct, then I think we'll have to hope that QEMU will be advanced as I think it curtains for VBOX for OS/2.

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Re: Anyone tried Qemu?
« Reply #5 on: 2009.04.06, 22:02:50 »
Hi all,

Currently running Ubuntu 8.04 and in order to use a USB thumbdrive under VirtualBox one has to share the thumbdrive on your host machine. In your client machine you can then browse your "Workgroup" under network shares and then access the thumbdrive contents from there. Possibly one could try the same approach with QEMU under OS/2 eCS.

Just setup OS/2 Warp4 as a client under Ubuntu VBox and can access my thumbdrive over the network even though Warp4 does not have native support for USB devices, unless one has a Software subscription so far I understand to get access to the drivers for Warp4. One also has to have a CPU supporting the VT extensions in order to install OS/2 eCS as a client it seems.

Update... it appears I need to share my old HP Deskjet 695 printer under the host to gain access to it from my OS/2 client.

Sad news possibility IBM to purchase Sun, hope they keep Virtual Box Open Source in the event they do take Sun.

Cheers.

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Re: Anyone tried Qemu?
« Reply #6 on: 2009.04.22, 12:01:46 »
Hi all,

Just setup OS/2 Warp4 as a client under Ubuntu VBox and can access my thumbdrive over the network even though Warp4 does not have native support for USB devices, unless one has a Software subscription so far I understand to get access to the drivers for Warp4.

I think that FP15 contain USB drivers, but they are mostly usseless. You can try Chris Wohlgemuth free drivers:
http://www.os2world.com/cdwriting/cwusbmsd/files/
http://www.os2world.com/cdwriting/cwusbmsd/readme.htm

If thumbdrive is FAT32 formated, then You also need Daniela Engert DASD manager:
http://hobbes.nmsu.edu/download/pub/os2/system/drivers/storage/danidasd144.zip

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Re: Anyone tried Qemu?
« Reply #7 on: 2009.04.22, 17:50:33 »

even though Warp4 does not have native support for USB devices, unless one has a Software subscription so far I understand to get access to the drivers for Warp4.


Software subscription has not been available for many years. eComStation is the only route to current drivers on OS/2 Warp. If you were to choose to go that route, an upgrade subscription from OS/2 Warp 4 would cost $159 ($79 with academic discount).

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