[Freedombox-discuss] freedombox.img with qemu
- Subject: [Freedombox-discuss] freedombox.img with qemu
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- Date: Sat, 15 Sep 2012 16:04:58 +0200
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On Sat, 15 Sep 2012 12:00:12 +0000
"Nick M. Daly" <nick.m.daly at gmail.com> writes:
> > i am searching for a few days for any way to test the
> > freedombox.img... without owning a dreamplug.
> The easiest thing might be to check out the latest VirtualBox build:
> You can download it over BitTorrent as well:
thanks for the links. I will try it as soon as possible. For me
VirtualBox is much easier than qemu, and i think for some others too.
> Once you download it:
> 1. Decompress the image and create a new VirtualBox VM.
> 2. If you want to duplicate the DreamPlug experience, make sure to
> give it 512 MB RAM.
> 3. When it asks you about a "Virtual Hard Disk" select the .vdi file
> you extracted from the archive.
> 4. Make sure to go into your VM's settings and check the "Enable
> PAE/NX" box in the [System] -> [Processor] screen.
> That should be enough to let you boot the VM.
> In case anybody else wants to add to them, these instructions are on
> the wiki:
Thanks for the detailed instructions too.
I tried to convert img to vdi, which i found here:
$ vboxmanage convertfromraw freedombox-unstable_2012.0609.img \
but that didn't work (i assumed the reason was that VirtualBox doesn't
do arm). Simply doesn't boot.
I will look at the wiki site about VirtualBoxImages.
With all the arm devices out there i still wonder why so little
how-to-emulate-it are to be found (be it qemu, chroot, Vbox or
whatever might work).
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