I had the same issue, and it was pointed out to me by Alex and Joe to try
an older version of qemu.


I hope this helps you too.


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
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