vmware and OS/2
>> The PC needed to be replaced, but I had to scrounge another 486 to run it on
>Generic 486 or a PS/2 style motherboard with MCA etc. I assume you keep in contact and have a >small stock of similar PC's to draw on...
Had the same issue a few years back with a printing shop. some legacy silk printing equipment was controlled using an old pentium90 in OS/2.
Backed up the diskimage and copied all the apps to a vmware OS/2 image. Actually it managed to use the intel pro1000 in 10MBit mode all thanks to vmware host driver management.
It booted in 5sec :-). OS/2 is not official guest OS but it worked in this case on workstation7.
But it could only use one core :-).