[OpenBIOS] PReP PowerPC "emulation"

Laurent Vivier Laurent at Vivier.EU
Thu Sep 16 11:47:37 CEST 2010

> OK, maybe I make a mistake. It's not a problem.
> My goals is to run AIX 4.3, 5.1 and 6.1 on QEMU!!!!!.
> Can you help me? What you suggest? 
> I think there is a lot of confusion ( I also make confusion).
> How I can run QEMU to "emulate" CHRP platform ?

By default, qemu-system-ppc emulates a CHRP.

To run AIX 4.3 and 5.1 you can use a 32bit machine (qemu-system-ppc), to run AIX 6.1 you need a 64bit machine (qemu-system-ppc64).

But to be able to run AIX, there are some improvements to add:
- to OpenBIOS: at least RTAS is missing.
- to qemu: emulate hardware supported by AIX (disk controller, network interface, graphic card, ...)

As said before: patches are welcome...

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