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Re: [Qemu-discuss] Windows 3.1 on QEMU

From: Phil Ehrens
Subject: Re: [Qemu-discuss] Windows 3.1 on QEMU
Date: Tue, 3 Sep 2013 08:52:53 -0700
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

Not guaranteeing anything, but maybe try a driver from here?:


Good luck! I don't think I ever was able to run Windows 3.11 with
greater than 64k colors "back in the day", but I think the S3 card
was the best one late in the game. Please go easy on me, that was
20 years ago!

Mahir Morshed wrote:
> Hello to you all.
> I am trying to set up a Windows for Workgroups 3.11 machine on QEMU version 
> 1.5.2 obtained from http://lassauge.free.fr/qemu/.
> -As part of this setup I want to have 16.7 million color support on an 
> 800x600 window, perhaps more. When I try to install the drivers for the 
> Cirrus Logic GD5446 graphics card obtained from 
> http://www.claunia.com/qemu/drivers/index.html, and I set up the resolution 
> as previously described (under Other Brand and Other Model) and restart 
> Windows, the screen is completely messed up, with nothing coherent on the 
> screen apart from the mouse pointer. (Keyboard functions still work, and I 
> was able to reverse the damage.)
> -I also want to configure TCP/IP support solely for Internet access. So I 
> install the Microsoft Windows Network with TCP/IP 3.2b, manually setting an 
> IP address to and a default gateway to When I 
> install IE5.01 and skip the modem setup, it won't navigate to any site.
> For posterity, here's the full content of my boot.bat: qemu-system-i386w -hda 
> wfw311.vhd -hdb fat:/C:/Users/mahir256/Downloads/msdos622-win311 -boot 
> order=cad -m 128M -soundhw sb16 -vga cirrus -cdrom wfw311.iso -net user -net 
> nic,model=rtl8139
> Never mind the reasons why I would want to run a clearly obsolete OS in the 
> 2010s. I simply wish to know if there's anything I can do to fix these 
> problems, or if they come from changes in the structure of QEMU since version 
> 0.9.1 (the last version for which someone on the Internet has installed 
> QEMU). [When I try to run 0.9.1 obtained from Lassauge's page at all, it 
> crashes on my system.]
> -Mahir                                          

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