Josh Carroll wrote: >> I'm trying to install Win2K but QEMU is constantly crashing with: >> >> Bad system call: 12 > > According to the qemu man page, there is an option you need when > installing windows 2000. I don't know if it'd cause the bad system > call message, but it's worth a shot. Also, I think the newer qemu port > require aio (kldload aio, if it's not built into your kernel). > > -win2k-hack > Use it when installing Windows 2000 to avoid a disk full > bug. After > Windows 2000 is installed, you no longer need this option (this > option slows down the IDE transfers). > > Give that a shot. > > Josh > >> >> The command line I'm using is a variation of the following: >> >> qemu -cdrom /opt/win2k.iso -hda /opt/c.img -m 256 -boot d -win2k-hack >> >> First I tried to boot directly from CD. Also I used QCOW disk image but >> QEMU crashed at a very early stage (before Win2K installer kicked in). >> Now I'm using RAW disk image and QEMU actually runs up to after initial >> Win2K installer reads device configuration files. >> >> What might be wrong and how to fix it please ? >> >> Cheers, >> >> Martin >> >> PS: QEMU is freshly installed from ports on FreeBSD 6.2-PRERELEASE. >>
hi, i tried that win2k option and qemu still fails with or without it. :-/ i loaded up aio(4) module and while displaying the following ... Nov 12 01:24:38 mb-aw1n-bsd kernel: WARNING: Network stack Giant-free, but aio requires Giant. Nov 12 01:24:38 mb-aw1n-bsd kernel: Consider adding 'options NET_WITH_GIANT' or setting debug.mpsafenet=0 ... it actually helped my case and now i'm curiously installing winblows.. ;o) many thanks !! martin ps: i'm cc-ing the lists for archives. _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"