Sunday, December 9, 2018

The splash screen is done, next level

After some improvements to the cgsix emulation the boot splash screen is finally looking good:

cgsix under sun4m
On the screen above there is only one thing missing: the cursor. Unlike cgthree, the cgsix graphic adapter has hardware cursor, which I haven't implemented yet.

Well, the hardware cursor is not the only thing which is not yet implemented in general. The next screen is not as good:

The freedom statue is looking at Solaris install process

/stay tuned


veganman said...

thank you, keep us posted.

IdeaFix said...

Hi. Is it possible to boot solaris 2.6 with qemu-system-sparc64? I am trying to boot Solaris 2.6 HW 5/98, but get this:

OpenBIOS for Sparc64
Configuration device id QEMU version 1 machine id 0
kernel cmdline
UUID: 00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000
Welcome to OpenBIOS v1.1 built on Oct 28 2019 17:08
Type 'help' for detailed information
Trying cdrom:f...
Not a bootable ELF image
Not a bootable a.out image

Loading FCode image...
Loaded 6344 bytes
entry point is 0x4000
Evaluating FCode...
open isn't unique.
byte-load: exception caught!

You can use russian in your answer.