Adding virtualbox to the Emulators section on the download

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joako2
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Adding virtualbox to the Emulators section on the download

Post by joako2 »

Hi folks!

I would like to suggest adding virtualbox to the Emulators section on the download page.
http://www.reactos.org/en/download.html

VirtualBox is an open source virtualization package. It's very user friendly and has a lot of features. Works on win32 and linux.
http://www.virtualbox.org/

Sincerely,
Joaquín.

stampoon
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Post by stampoon »

+1
it's needed =)

GreatLord
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Post by GreatLord »

I say no thanks to VitualBox I do not want my file being overwriten by vitualbox again. it already sabotagase my windows one time.

joako2
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Which File?

Post by joako2 »

Hi again!

I don't understand which file you are talking about. This problem could be reported to the VirtualBox mailing list.

Sincerely,
Joaquín

Ged
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Post by Ged »

We don't use VirtualBox for development, therefore we don't recommend it.
It would be silly to support a virtual machine which we don't recommend.

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Post by LRN »

Maybe he meant that VirtualBox patches executables (so they run under VBox).

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Post by Haos »

We still should add Vbox to bugzilla`s Platform list.

joako2
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VirtualBox is open source

Post by joako2 »

Maybe VirtualBox is not supported right now. But i think it would be a great idea since it is open source as ReactOS. Maybe the team could gradually begin to use it?

Cheers!
Joaquín

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Post by Haos »

Its not as stable as QEMU but can run ROS just fine.

DGMurdockIII
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Re: Adding virtualbox to the Emulators section on the download

Post by DGMurdockIII »

VB is way better now that sun is supporting it

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Re: Adding virtualbox to the Emulators section on the download

Post by Radhad »

Then help testing ROS on VirtualBox - only if there are enough testers it is possible to support it!

cuttysark
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Re: Adding virtualbox to the Emulators section on the download

Post by cuttysark »

I only use Virtualbox... I'm able to perform debugs and diffrent trunk builds installlations in just 5 minutes, including the file download! With the virtual Iso's drive I can install ( or try to) every software I want in ROS.

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Re: Adding virtualbox to the Emulators section on the download

Post by Radhad »

I know that :) Just join #reactos and #reactos-testers and just ask how you can help with debugging :)

47_MasoN_47
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Re: Adding virtualbox to the Emulators section on the download

Post by 47_MasoN_47 »

Hey I've been using ROS for a while but haven't spent much time on the forums. I agree that this is needed though. I run ROS through VirtualBox on both Windows and Linux platforms and it appears to work well.

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Re: Adding virtualbox to the Emulators section on the download

Post by coldReactive »

Though, QEMU always gives me a "QEMU has closed unexpectedly" in Ubuntu 8.10 every once in a while, but it doesn't close =/

That's what I get for installing it via Qemulator.

Edit: Seems I have to run it as admin, and even if I do, I can't figure out how to start an ISO. I feel VirtualBOX is easier due to it having a better gui system.

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