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Re: mini operating system



On 08/16/2007 04:04 PM, azeem ahmad wrote:
> 
> 
> 
>> From: Oliver Falk <oliver linux-kernel at>
>> Reply-To: Development discussions related to Fedora Core
>> <fedora-devel-list redhat com>
>> To: Development discussions related to Fedora Core
>> <fedora-devel-list redhat com>
>> Subject: Re: mini operating system
>> Date: Thu, 16 Aug 2007 15:44:45 +0200
>>
>> On 08/16/2007 03:28 PM, azeem ahmad wrote:
>> > hi list
>> > i want to develop a basic operating system for learning purposes which
>> > contains the following
>> >
>> > -device manager
>> > -File manager
>> > -memory manager
>> > -communication manager
>> > -bootloader
>> >
>> > all these things i want to develop by my own self, i want the system to
>> > reside on a flopy disk, with which i cant boot an Intel computer and
>> can
>> > do some basic work.
>> >
>> > the problem is that i cant get so many floppy disks to work and test
>> > again and again as floppy disk demages so quickly.
>> >
>> > is there any simulator on Linux or windows which i can use to check my
>> > programs. (note that these programs can not be checked on a running
>> > operating system, as i have to initiate BIOS interupts directly).
>> > the Operating environemnt i would prefer is Fedora Core and the
>> Language
>> > is ANCI C.
>> >
>> > waiting for ur response
>>
>> Use qemu for this. qemu is available via yum.
>>
>> Best,
>>  Oliver
>>
> 
> thanx Oliver, but as much i read about it, will it simulate the BIOS
> interupts before booting the OS?

Bot 100% sure what you mean with that... But actually, qemu is just like
vmware - it will simulate everything - bios, interrupts, ... I guess you
can also get some vmware - I believe there is a free version available
now and it should work on Fedora.

Maybe bochs is also an alternative for you (never used it myself)

-of


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