Mailing List Archived Message #150

From: "Doug Bissett" <> Full Headers
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Subject: Re: [Virtualized eCS] Virtual box 6.0.14 r 133895, acpi shutdown with AOS 5.0.3 and virtual cpu - 2 cpu success
Date: Sat, 18 Jan 2020 09:29:34 -0700 (MST)
To: "Virtualized eCS Users Mailing List" <>

On 2020-01-18, at 10:59:28, Massimo S. wrote:
>Il 17/01/2020 18:41, Doug Bissett ha scritto:
>>On 2020-01-17, at 11:27:51, Massimo S. wrote:
>>>Il 17/01/2020 03:49, Doug Bissett ha scritto:
>>>>On 2020-01-16, at 21:54:31, Massimo S. wrote:
>>>>...snip the CONFIG.SYS details...
>>>>It appears that you have defined two NICs. The ancient
>>>>PCNTND.OS2 driver is for an old 100 Mbs NIC. I suggest
>>>>network driver for the Intel 1000 Mbs NIC (the first one in the
>>>>works well). BigIcons are also not necessary. If you don't want
>>>>those things, deselect them in the installer. Randomly REMing
>>>>in CONFIG.SYS is not the best approach.
>>>Doug, i'm in "trouble" :)
>>>i've put Intel pro 1000 but i'm not finding a single driver that
>>>this configuration
>>>altready tried, but they don't work
>>>e1000.os2, ibmgc.os2, ibmge.os2, mmigb.os2.... :(
>>In the VBox Network setup, select "Intel Pro/1000 MT Desktop
>>(8254OEM)". When you install ArcaOS, it will automatically
>>the Multimac MMLEM driver. That has always worked, for me. If
>>really do need a second NIC, select the same for Adapter 2.
>i don't tried MMLEM since i heard somewhere that's not anymore
>supported, am i right?

No. The ancient IBM drivers, and the early Multimac drivers
(E1000B, etc.) are no longer supported (they may still work,
depending on the hardware, but they have been replaced for a
reason). They were replaced by the later Multimac drivers
(MMLEM, etc. based on BSD drivers). Only the later Multimac
drivers (BSD) are supported (if you have a valid Arca Noae
software subscription). There are a few other differences.
Depending on the system capabilities, they *may* use the MSI
interrupt method (requires a recent version of ACPI), which takes
some of the load off of the interrupt hardware (which is already
being done by software, in a VM). A few other device drivers *may*
use the MSI interrupt method too.

It all fits together, and trying to eliminate parts of it can cause
unexpected problems. I suggest putting it together as the Arca
Noae installer builds it, and don't change that, unless you are very
familiar with the internal operation of modern OS/2.
From Doug Bissett's ArcaOS system
dougb007 at
... Programming today is a race between software engineers striving to build bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the Universe trying to produce bigger and better idiots.  So far, the Universe is winning.

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