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Plex86 boots Windows95!

By einstein in MLP
Thu Nov 16, 2000 at 05:47:03 PM EST
Tags: Technology (all tags)
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Plex86 just announced that it can now boot windows 95. No packages yet, but grab your CVS copy of the code and start hacking!


Plex86 is a GPL'd piece of software that allows other OSes to run as guests on a host OS, similar to how VMware works. Plex86 is being sponsored by Mandrakesoft.

Plex86 can now boot MSDOS, FreeDOS, Linux, and Windows 95

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Plex86 boots Windows95! | 3 comments (1 topical, 2 editorial, 0 hidden)
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by iCEBaLM on Thu Nov 16, 2000 at 05:28:36 PM EST

It won't boot anything for me:

ROM: loading image '../bios/BIOS-plex86-2000_0817a' @ 0xf0000 (65536 bytes)
ROM: loading image '../bios/VGABIOS-elpin-2.40' @ 0xc0000 (32768 bytes)
Setting prescan depth to 3
Initializing plugins
Running VM
MemMapIOWriteRequest: not handled.
============ begin VGA text buffer dump ===============
============ end VGA text buffer dump ===============
Shutting down plugins
Unmapping guest physical memory.
Unmapping monitor print buffer.
Tearing down VM
Closing VM

-- iCEBaLM

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