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Re: [vox] NT on the mainframe?
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Re: [vox] NT on the mainframe?



On Fri 09 May 03, 12:29 PM, Rob Rogers <rob@wizardstower.net> opined:
> On Fri, May 09, 2003 at 09:24:56AM -0700, Peter Jay Salzman wrote:
> > On Fri 09 May 03,  9:18 AM, Ken Herron <Kherron@newsguy.com> opined:
> > > --On Friday, May 09, 2003 08:28:49 -0700 "Eric D. Pierce" 
> > > <epierce@surewest.net> wrote:
> > > 
> > > >If an IBM mainframe can run a Linux kernel that was written
> > > >for x86 in a virtual mainframe OS partition (or whatever
> > > >they call it), why couldn't it also run an NT kernel for
> > > >x86?
> > > 
> > > It's my understanding that the IBM linux environment isn't an x86 
> > > emulator. The instruction set and machine architecture used within the 
> > > environment are the same as or close to the mainframe's actual 
> > > architecture.
> > > 
> > > You'll recall he said you could run a single linux instance as the only 
> > > OS on the host, for example.
> > 
> > however, you COULD run NT if you ran vmware from within a hosted linux
> > OS.    :-P
> 
> Again, only if the hosted linux was running on x86 (or what looked like
> x86). VMWare is not an x86 emulator, it is a virtual machine emulator.

my bad.  i should've known.  i actually wrote about the system
requirements and limitations of vmware in the linux-gamers-howto (which
is probably sitting on your hard drive.)  :)

pete

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