Interestingly enough Windows 2000 works fine on QEMU 64-bit but you have to specify Pentium as your CPU otherwise it doesn't complete the install (it will not pass the detecting/setting up devices phase).
-vga cirrus is wise because it is supported by Windows 2000 and allows higher resolutions and 24-bit color.
-cpu Pentium emulates an old computer and is necessary for install to complete
-device rtl8139 is important as this oldschool Realtek 8139 NIC is supported by W........
forcedeth 0000:00:08.0: irq 25 for MSI/MSI-X
forcedeth 0000:00:08.0: eth0: MSI enabled
forcedeth 0000:00:08.0: eth0: no link during initialization
ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth0: link is not ready
forcedeth 0000:00:08.0: eth0: link up
ADDRCONF(NETDEV_CHANGE): eth0: link becomes ready
Dec 1 18:21:32 box15 kernel: forcedeth: Reverse Engineered nForce ethernet driver. Version 0.64.
Dec 1 18:21:32 box15 kernel........
[ 17.208336] tg3 0000:08:00.0: eth0: Link is up at 1000 Mbps, full duplex
[ 17.210194] tg3 0000:08:00.0: eth0: Flow control is on for TX and on for RX
[ 76.000065] phy0 -> rt2x00lib_request_firmware: Error - Failed to request Firmware.
[ 76.002332] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_CHANGE): eth0: link becomes ready
[ 86.736004] eth0: no IPv6 routers present
[ 148.960038] phy0 -> rt2x00lib_request_fi........
This is obviously a bug in the r8169 kernel module and it seems to affect a lot of people. I upgraded to the latest kernel and hope this won't happen anymore, as it is a very serious error. This is especially serious for those who are running servers with this chipset, who can afford for the NIC to randomly go off-line for no apparent reason?
[655548.189113] type=1505 audit(1277067560.902:5): operation="profile_load" name="/usr/bin/freshclam&q........