I have a Fedora 14 i386 / T7100 C2D HP notebook. I need to run e.g.: AIX 6.1 on it for testing purposes.

I installed a VirtualBox on this Fedora machine. I installed a guest os in the VirtualBox. It's again, a Fedora 14 :P

Ok! here comes the fun part:

dd if=/dev/zero of=aixtest.img bs=1 count=1 seek=4294967292
qemu-system-ppc -prom-env 'auto-boot?=true' -hda aixtest.img -m 512 -cdrom aix61/IBM.AIX.v6.1-XXXXXXXX-DVD1.iso -boot d

But the only thing I see is this:


A couple of new lines created (before i type "test-all" command) and i can't see the aix installer :O<

How could I install/run a fresh version of AIX in e.g. Qemu? Is it possible? Or e.g.: only AIX ~2 will boot only?


Not sure what more you can do; according to http://www.claunia.com/qemu/objectManager.php?sClass=version&iId=305 AIX 6.1 will not install under QEMU.

  • Any other versions on any other virtualization? No? :( – LanceBaynes Apr 9 '11 at 14:30

There is no way that i could run a fresh version of AIX (in a virtual machine) on my i386 / T7100 C2D HP notebook.

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    @johhn8888 how does this improve upon the answer given by @pdo ? I'm not particularly sure why you answered this instead of accepting his answer. – xenoterracide Apr 14 '11 at 13:54
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    I assume it's just misunderstanding how accepts work. This isn't like a forum where you need to reply with how you fixed something -- if someone's answer worked for you, you can just accept it directly. The only time you should need to post your own answer is if none of the existing answers cover everything – Michael Mrozek Apr 14 '11 at 14:19

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