I had the same issue, and it was pointed out to me by Alex and Joe to try an older version of qemu.
http://www.mail-archive.com/picolisp%40software-lab.de/msg05495.html I hope this helps you too. Rob On 2 November 2015 at 14:50, Alexander Burger <a...@software-lab.de> wrote: > Hi me, > > On Sat, Oct 31, 2015 at 04:48:19PM -0400, me wrote: > > Hello list. I've been following the pilOS progress and very interested > in > > running picolisp on bare metal. > > > > After following the instructions my exploration was halted shortly after > > booting. "Welcome to pilOS!" line followed by "Error 9" whatever that > is. > > Hmm, in fact there are no such messages ;) > > If it was "Loading PilOS" first, and then "READ ERROR 09", it is "DMA > crossed 64K boundary" (http://www.bioscentral.com/misc/biosint13.htm). > This probably means that the BIOS is not able to load more than 64K > bytes. > > > > Some other possible platforms to explore may be the OpenSPARC T2 (64-Bit, > > Gpl2 licensed, SoC) or perhaps RISC-V which is a 64-bit BSD licensed SoC > on > > an FPGA for a fully open OS running on a fully open processor. While I'm > > not sure how to convert existing assembly code to these architectures I'm > > willing to help however possible to create a picolisp all the way down > > computer. > > I would recommend to wait a little more until the ARMv8 (arm64) port of > PicoLisp is ready. I'm currently testing on a Nexus 9 tablet. Arm64 > seems to be the best architecture for pil64 so far. > > Sparc CPUs are not supported, and will probably never be. There are > simply not many people wanting to use pil on a sparc, I suppose. And > porting to a new architecture is a huge task, the arm64 port took > several weeks of my spare time already. > > > > No matter what happens I'm excited for pilOS and picolisp, thanks for the > > excellent language Alex and everyone else's efforts as well! > > Thank you! If anybody really wants to delve into it, I would be glad if > I could get information about the boot process on an ARMv8 machine (e.g. > the Nexus 9), to bootstrap PilOS on it. > > ♪♫ Alex > -- > UNSUBSCRIBE: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org?subject=Unsubscribe >