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Old 06-05-2010, 09:33 PM   #1
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Minix 3 won't boot on VirtualBox 3.2.2


Minix 3 won't boot on VirtualBox 3.2.2. Simething like a page error (maybe memory related). See attachment.
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Old 06-06-2010, 01:14 AM   #2
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idea:try setting memory to 512 or something that is similar to real momory.
 
Old 06-06-2010, 05:56 AM   #3
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Old 06-06-2010, 05:43 PM   #4
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idea:try setting memory to 512 or something that is similar to real momory.
I tried 256 MB of memory, but it still didn't boot. Same message.
 
Old 06-26-2010, 01:03 PM   #5
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Not any more progress, anyone know of a Minix forum I could post this in?
 
Old 06-30-2010, 09:33 AM   #6
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Upgraded to 3.2.6, no change in error.
 
Old 06-30-2010, 11:15 AM   #7
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Try QEMU instead, its more complete then VirtualBox when it comes to mimic x86 architecture, most oses work on VB, but also a lot have trouble to do so.
 
Old 07-01-2010, 08:43 AM   #8
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Try QEMU instead, its more complete then VirtualBox when it comes to mimic x86 architecture, most oses work on VB, but also a lot have trouble to do so.
Can you get QEMU for a Windows host?
 
Old 07-01-2010, 11:31 AM   #9
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Start here: http://wiki.minix3.org/en/UsersGuide/DoingInstallation

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Can you get QEMU for a Windows host?
Qemu for Windows is IMHO not stable enough.
The above installation link has many options (and some known problems with "workarounds").

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Old 07-01-2010, 03:50 PM   #10
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I have already looked at the installation guide. I still can't seem to get it to boot. It works fine on my laptop though.
 
Old 07-01-2010, 07:53 PM   #11
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Virtualbox works well with only a few OSes.

It seems to have problems running older Unix-style OSes. It even struggles with Linux-2.2.
 
Old 07-01-2010, 08:07 PM   #12
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I have already looked at the installation guide. I still can't seem to get it to boot. It works fine on my laptop though.
The only real issue (VirtualBox3.2, MINIX 3.1.7) is with hardware acceleration (resulting in the kernel message you posted).

Are you absolutely sure that it's enabled (VT-x, AMD-V)?
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Old 07-02-2010, 06:17 AM   #13
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Virtualbox works well with only a few OSes.

It seems to have problems running older Unix-style OSes. It even struggles with Linux-2.2.
True, but those aren't built to work in a VM.
MINIX3 is still used as an educational tool and patched to work with them.

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anyone know of a Minix forum I could post this in?
http://groups.google.com/group/minix3/

They will ask you the same question though.
Double check your settings before posting there (VT-x, AMD-V needs to be enabled to make it boot).
Since most(?) of them seem to use VMWare, you can expect (using) that as second answer.

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Old 07-03-2010, 08:03 AM   #14
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The only real issue (VirtualBox3.2, MINIX 3.1.7) is with hardware acceleration (resulting in the kernel message you posted).

Are you absolutely sure that it's enabled (VT-x, AMD-V)?
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I don't have an acceleration tab in VirtualBox, and I can't find any settings like that in my BIOS; does that mean that my processor doesn't support it? I'm running an Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200.
 
Old 07-04-2010, 04:58 AM   #15
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http://ark.intel.com/Product.aspx?id=36547

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Intel® Virtualization Technology (VT-x): No
Did you try their "workaround"?

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6.2. MINIX 3.1.5 / 3.1.6 / 3.1.7 install issue (w/o hardware acceleration)

You can enable hardware acceleration:
Verify that your processor has the virtualization extensions (VT-x, AMD-V)
Enable hardware acceleration in your BIOS.
Go to the Settings dialog for your VM image. Right-click your image and click Settings.
Click on System
Click on the Acceleration tab.
Check Enable VT-x/AMD-V.

If you aren't able to use hardware acceleration (e.g. VirtualBox 3.1.2 + Core 2 Duo + Minix 3.1.5):
Follow all the installation steps as above.
Uncheck Enable VT-x/AMD-V.
Start your VM with this command: VBoxSDL --startvm minix --norawr0 --norawr3.
Replace your VM image's name for minix in the preceding command.
http://wiki.minix3.org/en/UsersGuide...ixOnVirtualBox
 
  


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