Run SCO OpenServer in a VM?

Mikkel L. Ellertson mellertson at
Sun Oct 23 20:39:59 UTC 2011

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On 10/23/2011 03:34 PM, Bill Davidsen wrote:
> I have a friend who is running his business on an old OpenServer machine, and 
> would love to be able to just run a copy in a VM. The issue is that it talks to 
> the old serial terminals through a multiport card. Any hope that I could get KVM 
> to provide usable serial ports to the VM using a modern card? Or even not so 
> new, I have a case of unused "HUB6" cards and would be glad to find a home for 
> one, since modem pools are not a big thing anymore.
> I last did SCO admin for a living in 1993, and have done little but Linux since, 
> so I'm not right on top of this OS any more :-(
I have not tried it, so this is just an idea. If Linux supports the
multi-port card, and it does support some, then map that many serial
ports from the VM to the actual ports. You will have to check if
your VM has enough virtual ports to make it work.

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