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Emulating SUN3 or SUN4 kernel in cygwin

  1. Jan 17, 2012 #1
    Anyone has any idea about how to emulate a SUN3 or SUN4 kernel in cygwin under windows 7?

    I want to run these two softwares SUPREM IV GS and SEDAN III. The are free to download and use from http://www-tcad.stanford.edu/
    It seems from the makefile that it uses sun3 / sun4 architecture and was compiled around 1994.

    Please report me any success.

  2. jcsd
  3. Jan 18, 2012 #2
    It'd probably be pretty ugly... Cygwin emulates a UNIX-like shell environment on Widows, but not a whole lot of the underlying system, especially graphics which I imagine your desired programs use heavily. The "TOOLS" page I looked at indicates that you might be able to get it running under some types of Linux, so that might be a better approach. IIRC SUNOS was not be entirely POSIX compliant, so some of the underlying sys and lib calls may not match current reality.
  4. Jan 18, 2012 #3
    I have access to RHEL 4,5,6 linux. Will I be able to run them there? What will be changed in the Makefile?
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