[LinuxBIOS] Help Debugging Windows VISTA - GSoC

Carl-Daniel Hailfinger c-d.hailfinger.devel.2006 at gmx.net
Thu Aug 9 16:17:45 CEST 2007

On 09.08.2007 14:43, Augusto Pedroza wrote:
>> As it turns out, current Bochs can run Vista and since we depend on the
>> Bochs BIOS for ADLO, updating the codebase could result in a working
>> Vista. See http://marc.info/?l=bochs-dev&m=118650789913052&w=2 for the
>> success message.
> We are using one of the newest versions of bochs bios and it does work ...

The 16bit or the 32bit version of the BIOS? Can you check if the current
Bochs code still works with W2k/WXP?
If the current code still works, please send a patch updating the code
to the list and commit after an Ack.

> sometimes. For some reason it works 1 out of 10 times. Most of the times It
> shows a blue screen related to ACPI or PAGE_FAULT.
> Yesterday I almost  finished installing vista on a disk image but it
> displayed a message saying it couldn't set my locale and canceled the
> installation, can you believe that?

Heh. That is pure excellence by Microsoft...

>   I'll email Stanislav to fins out if he faced the same problems.

AFAIK Stanislas ran Vista on Bochs, not on Qemu with a Bochs BIOS.


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