Recently I’ve been playing around in 86Box (build 3.7.1 for MacOS to be precise!) with 1997’s Red Hat Linux 4.2. After a little fiddling I seem to have got it mostly working – with one major caveat; I have had real issues with getting X/FVWM to work with any other display resolution than 640*480. Should I come up with a solution I shall, of course, update this page.
Anyway, here’s my config file.
[Machine] machine = thor cpu_family = pentium_p54c cpu_speed = 90000000 cpu_multi = 1.5 cpu_use_dynarec = 1 time_sync = local fpu_type = internal cpu = 2 mem_size = 16384 [Video] gfxcard = stealthse_pci [Input devices] mouse_type = ps2 [Sound] fm_driver = nuked sndcard = sb16_pnp [Storage controllers] hdc = ide_pci cassette_mode = load [S3 Trio32 PCI (Diamond Stealth SE)] memory = 2 [Novell NE2000] base = 0300 irq = 10 bios_addr = 00000 mac = 19:b3:35 [Network] net_type = slirp net_card = ne2k [Hard disks] hdd_01_parameters = 63, 16, 1054, 0, ide hdd_01_fn = /Path/To/Drive.IMG hdd_01_speed = ramdisk hdd_01_ide_channel = 0:0 [Floppy and CD-ROM drives]
Config UI Settings
And those those using the x86Box UI to set up your PC…
And the Finished Product!
And here we have it; an 86Box instance running Red Hat Linux 4.2 with the RedBarron Browser connecting and displaying Google’s homepage!
And then? Well, the next step is to sellotape enough bits and bobs together so that I can add ‘Redhat Linux 4.2/RedBaron’ to Period Sites in Period Browsers.