Re: Qemu and i386 Software on an iBook
Debian has bochs package which emulates a Pentium on any non-i386. Use
dosemu or add plex86? to bochs to run native protected mode on i386. As
bochs emulates a Pentium it slow on non-i386. (It has to be bug for bug
compatible including fake timings as Wiblows will deliberately lock up
if it is being analysed or does not recognise CPU with its undocumented
I have used bochs to run FreeDos, MeS-DoS and GNU/Hurd. I have used
bochs on both powerpc and ultrasparc.
Last time I tried to run Winblows on bochs I ran in to some trouble, but
this was an old version of bochs. It may of helped to prepare a native
image on a PeeCee and transfer and run this image on a computer, but
Winblows and its applications are not worth it.
There are lots free software packages in Debian. I no longer run
Winblows or have a partition for it on any of my i386 electric fires.
Roland Wegmann wrote:
I would like to run the package MuPAD/Scilab on my iBook-Linux-Box.
Unfortunately the producer of MuPAD doesn't distribute binaries for
powerpc linux; but there is a i386 binary package.
Can I use Qemu in order to run the MuPAD i386 binary on my powerpc
The 1.2 GHz will help with bochs!
I run my 800 MHz G3 iBook at 400 MHz (airport model removed when not in
use) and run native powerpc.
My sparc is running at 1/4 speed most of the time, but flat out now with
kind regards, Roland
btw: very merry christmas and (in a little while) a happy new year :-)