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Old 10-18-2007, 10:08 AM   #1
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Zenwalk 4.8 does not work as a Linux guest in Virtualbox 1.5


I recently attempted to install Zenwalk as a guest in VirtualBox. Installation always freeze when it's uncompressing the python scripts screen.

I have tried this on virtualbox on two different machine (both running Vista Host), one with AMD and one Intel. Both have failed. I have managed to install Zenwalk on a real machine using the same CD.

Does anyone have any idea why it's not working?

Thanks.

Paul
 
Old 10-19-2007, 08:50 PM   #2
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It appears that Zenwalk 4.8 is not compatible with Virtualbox 1.5, but I was able to get it install using Virtualbox 1.5.2, which came out just a day or two ago.

However, I was unable to get Guest Additions to work. Zenwalk is not one of the supported linux distro, but some walk may be require to get it to work.
 
Old 11-17-2007, 08:12 AM   #3
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I haven't used Zenwalk under virtualbox myself, but I have read reports that it works without problems, with guest additions and all...
 
Old 11-18-2007, 03:36 AM   #4
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i use these kernel params for vbox with zenwalk: nosmp nohz=off

I can run and build with zw as guest in vbox 1.5.2 (PUEL)

- I have problems writing from guest -> host fs ('protocol error') <- but I've also got this problem with Arch & Windows guests too

- guest additions can't find X on system = no vbox X drivers are installed, I've been looking but not found a place to fix this in there scripts

- there is some timeserver for vbox and it needs its command fixed up a bit, around line 154 of /etc/rc.d/rc.vboxadd-timesync remove 'daemon' from in front of $binary
 
Old 11-18-2007, 03:36 AM   #5
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Red face

too many clicks

Last edited by bioe007; 11-18-2007 at 03:37 AM. Reason: double posted
 
Old 11-19-2007, 09:19 AM   #6
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I got the Zenwalk working as a guest OS with additions:

http://paulsiu.wordpress.com/2007/11...on-virtualbox/
 
Old 11-19-2007, 04:10 PM   #7
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Very nice.
 
Old 11-21-2007, 01:14 PM   #8
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sweet. i'll be trying that one out - thanks!
 
  


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