[rescue] CD ISO, SunOS 4.1.4 & Qemu SS-5

William Barnett-Lewis wlewisiii at gmail.com
Wed Nov 18 16:39:49 CST 2020

So for my latest adventure in emulation, I'm playing with SunOS 4.1.4 on a
SparcStation 5. I have it set up with 256 mb ram, a 2 gb disk image and cg3
for graphics.

I'm doing 4.1.4 just because it was the last of the bsd based versions and
I never got to use it professionally (we didn't shift from DG/UX for our
database server till 2000) .

OpenWindows runs great.

Now I'd like to bring a few things to get running (emacs, cmucl, gzip,
perhaps even netscrape if I get the networking working properly) I made a
cdrom iso with the files on it.

I am using the following command line: qemu-system-sparc.exe -L bios -bios
ss5.bin -m 256M -vga cg3 -M SS-5 -hda .\sunos414.img -cdrom
.\sunos4apps.iso to start qemu.
boot disk0:
I do not see any mention os sr0 in the startup messages or looking in
I use mount in the form of /etc/mount -r -t hsfs /dev/sr0 /cdrom and get
the following errors:
mount_hsfs: /dev/sr0 on cdrom: no such device or address
mount: giving up on:

both block and character devices are in /dev/sr0 and /dev/rsr0 as is the
/cdrom mount point.

Not sure if I am missing something on the SunOS side or on the Qemu side. I
thought I'd ask here before trying to find a good place to ask the qemu


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