I am now almost at the end -- with QEMU booting from the .img file instead of the ISO, but I am stuck at the install process where I have to accept the AIX Software License Agreement (before anyone asks, yes, this is a legal copy of AIX). I am unable to move the cursor to select the "Accept" option - it seems like it's not accepting the arrow keys. I am able to input other keys though, as previous steps required me to type in choices. For this screen I am also able to select the bottom options like help (Esc-1), refresh (Esc-2) etc.
I have tried the following:
- Run qemu from Windows prompt, with terminal set to xterm - doesn't work
- Run qemu from powershell, terminal set to xterm via registry, doesn't work
- Run qemu from Ubuntu/WSL2, terminal set to xterm, doesn't work (also tried vt100, doesn't work)
- I've tried adding the -k en-us parameter for keyboard to all iterations above, didn't work
I'm using this command:
../qemu/qemu-system-ppc64.exe -cpu POWER8 -machine pseries -m 2048 -serial stdio -drive file=aix-hdd.img,if=none,id=drive-virtio-disk0 -device virtio-scsi-pci,id=scsi -device scsi-hd,drive=drive-virtio-disk0 -cdrom aix_7200-04-01-1939_flash_112019.iso -prom-env "boot-command=boot disk:" -display vnc=:1 -k en-us
I've also tried using VNC to connect, but the install options don't appear in the VNC stream.