I am trying to install Xenix 386 and/or SCO V Unix in a VM for historical/research/reviving old times/curiosity purposes.
I have already tried to download a couple of media installation images from here.
Tried to boot them several time to install the OS, still without much success; up until now
I already tried with VmWare fusion in OS/X:
- selecting a 32-bit VM
- disabling sound cards and USB, to limit the potential interfence of unknown hardware to those OSes
- giving it just a couple megabytes of RAM
- Limiting the virtual disk to the known limit of < 250MB
- testing IDE and SCSI disk emulation.
Both in Xenix and SCO V, the installation diskette (N1) seems to boot, however either the hard disk is not recognised, or the installation hangs with the message:
"Setting up disk environment"
What to do?