Thank you for the reply. Of course I should've tried #plan9 - I must've switched off higher reasoning. Too excited to play Plan 9 again perhaps?
Of another question, do many members of the list run Plan 9 on VIA systems? We all know their support for Linux can be a bit woeful, but they say (in the specs) the newer USB3.0 systems have specific Linux support. I suppose the question should more be "Do many members use QEMU on VIA systems for Plan 9?" And perhaps this isn't exactly the place... for the list to decide.
Thanks again, I'll connect XChat to #plan9 when I return home this evening.
Yes, I've emailed him direct, in an effort to garner some knowledge. Time will tell. Wish me luck...!