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Software News   Software News : Bochs on OS4
   posted by elwood on 28-Jul-2006 8:57:10 (4113 reads)
Crumb just released a beta version of Bochs for OS4.
This x86 emulator is very slow but I feel it's important enough to be in a news item.

Bochs is capable of running most Operating Systems inside the emulation
including BeOS, Linux, DOS, Windows® 95/98 and Windows® NT/2000/XP.



Native CGX version is buggy and the P96 code lacks a
16/24bit to 8bit colour conversion so it's unfinished.
This is a WIP release more than a final release

Get it here: Bochs on OS4depot
    

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Re: Bochs on OS4
Posted on 28-Jul-2006 9:49:15
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Now all someone needs to do is make a program that runs x86 Operating Systems through Bochs by clicking on a icon. Something along the lines of rundos or gluae....

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But not AROS :(


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Re: Bochs on OS4
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@fatman

There was a program/script to launch Bochs or DosBox from MorphOS

BTW, the most stable build is the SDL one.


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Re: Bochs on OS4
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Thats interesting.

Just for a laugh I wonder what My A1 would run like with Win2000 on it running MediaStudioPro ?


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@crumb

Cool, thanks for porting us this emu!.
keep up the good work.


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Could this be a way to do emergency browsing in Linux or Windows? :)

I remember playing solitaire in Win3.1 on PCx on my A1200/030. Quite slow. Is this just as slow running Win95/98 on an A1-XE/933MHz?


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Re: Bochs on OS4
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Not better a native A1 AROS version?

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Congrats Crumb!

U did a hard work, and more since your OS4 capable hardware is not in its best chance, but better times are ahead.

All our X86-to-PPC routines are blong to you!

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Actually AROS does boot in bochs.... takes a while, but it does work.... at least in my port I did 12 months or so ago. As for people saying theyd be interested in installing windows, etc under bochs,..... give it a try for a laugh, but dont expect it to be usable. Even on my amithlon machine (athlon64 3700+) win98 is just acceptable, albiet not very nippy, so a1/os4 will crawl (my a1xe@933 is roughly 1/2 the speed in raw performance to the emulated 68k speed of my amithlon machine).
In short, nice work, nice to have, its just a shame that bochs itself isnt far from useless anyway.

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can someone post a screen grab with it running?


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@Samos3.9

Take a look at the OS4Depot entry, you'll find some screenshots there.

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Thanks for your feedback

@Deniil715

I'm afraid network part doesn't work even on MorphOS. I'll talk with them to see if the CDROM part can be fixed easily. The speed is not good enogh to use Win95 IMHO but it may be interesting to try out QNX and AROS...

BasiliskII with iCab 2.9.x will be more useful for that as it has limited CSS support and the speed is quite good


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This may be useful:
Windows Gfx drivers for Bochs I haven't tried it...


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@Crumb
Have you seen the screenshots there ? I wonder how many years are needed to boot Win2k inside Bochs !


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Win95 took some time but worked.

BTW, CDROM should work but you won't be able to change the cd...


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