[movitz-devel] Re: Movitz and Parallels

Gregory Martin Pfeil sellout42 at mac.com
Sat Jul 1 05:17:20 UTC 2006

On 30 Jun 2006, at 3:34, Sidney Markowitz wrote:

> I got Movitz running under Parallels on an Intel Mac OS X. You can
> probably think of equivalent steps, but here is what I did:

Awesome, I followed these steps (but with Knoppix, since I had a disc  
floating around) and it went swimmingly (well, once I remembered to  
mount the fdd image).

So, any idea why the movitz image doesn't work with Parallels but  
seems to work with Bochs (and presumably other emulators) without  
modification? Is there a problem with the image that other emulators  
are just more lenient with, or is there a problem with Parallels?

> 1. Using the latest CVS sources, I loaded movitz/load.lisp in sbcl,  
> used
> (create-image) and (dump-image) to get an image file.
> 2. I created a linux virtual machine configured with the CDROM  
> attached
> to an iso image file of a handy linux live CD distribution. I used DSL
> (Damn Small Linux) as it was an easy 50 Mb download and had what I
> needed. I also created a new floppy disk image file attached to its
> floppy drive. The default network configuration puts the virtual  
> and the
> real machine on a common local subnet.
> 3. I booted the virtual machine into DSL linux.
> 4. I opened a command shell and used scp to transfer the Movitz image
> file created in step 1 from my real machine to the home directory (on
> /ramdrive) of the virtual machine.
> 5. I used the shell command
>   dd if=los0-image.img of=/dev/fd0 bs=512
> to copy the Movitz image file contents into the virtual machine's  
> floppy
> disk image.
> 6. I shut down the virtual machine properly. In DSL linux that is done
> from the right-click menu (remember that Parallel gives you a right
> click on the one-button mouse when you do a ctrl-shift-click unless  
> you
> have changed the preferences). Other linux desktops would have you  
> use a
> toolbar menu or shutdown -h now on the command line. Just make sure  
> you
> do what you need to ensure that the floppy disk is properly written  
> out to.
> Now the floppy image file that is attached to the virtual machine
> contains the Movitz image and will boot. Remember to disconnect the
> linux iso file from the virtual CD drive before rebooting.
> I'm new to Movitz so I haven't played much with it to see what  
> works and
> doesn't work under Parallels. It did get to an INIT> prompt and (+  
> 1 1)
> evaluated to #x2.
>  -- Sidney Markowitz
>     sidney at sidney.com
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