On Sunday, April 1, 2018 at 7:15:54 AM UTC+2, Tyrone F. Horneigh wrote:
> I just downloaded the 2018-03-06 version of the VM and installed it in
> VirtualBox. Runs fine under Windows. Unfortunately the OS X version
> still has the very slow IDE controller. Takes about 7 minutes to get to
> the login prompt on MacOS 10.13.3 High Sierra.
Yes, the OSX version still has some bugs somewhere in the IDE controller
related stuff, might need a bug report to get this fixed.
You can improve the boot time a bit by switching the VM to 386 emulation
instead of using the host's 64bit CPU, but that also slows down everything,
and you really feel this with any graphics related software.
> Anyways, other than that it seems fine. Of course on Windows it boots
> in a few seconds. I used Coherent in the 80s and early 90s, still have
Also boots very fast on Qemu, but this one has other issues. Best option
currently is PCem.
> the disks and manuals. I seem to recall that the last version I had
> was 4.2.05, but I would have to find my disks to be sure. I also
This is the release with the AT driver bug, that can cause corrupted
filesystems, don't use this release with AT/IDE controllers/drives.
> remember a "pardon our dust" message as it installed, as it did LOTS of
> things during the install.
> Thanks for all the work on this, with the ready to go VMs and all. I
> know it must have been a LOT of work.
You're welcome. Yes this is quite some work, but I also want my old systems
back and the work necessary for this is little, compared to all the work done
at MWC, when COHERENT was still under development.