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 ===== Technical Questions ===== ===== Technical Questions =====
 ==== How do I boot the USB image? ==== ==== How do I boot the USB image? ====
-First, USB images are a legacy offer which was hacked ​specifically for MINIX 3.1.x. They do not work with the more recent 3.2.x releases, and are futile with 3.3.0 which does support native USB peripherals.+First, USB images are a legacy offer which was provided ​specifically for MINIX 3.1.x. They do not work with the more recent 3.2.x releases, and are futile with 3.3.0 which does support native USB peripherals.
  
 Write the USB image file to the USB device sector-by-sector (e.g. with //dd//). In other words, don't write it to a FAT filesystem on the USB device, but write the file to it starting at the first sector (Sector 0). This will, of course, effectively wipe all other information that was stored on the USB device. Write the USB image file to the USB device sector-by-sector (e.g. with //dd//). In other words, don't write it to a FAT filesystem on the USB device, but write the file to it starting at the first sector (Sector 0). This will, of course, effectively wipe all other information that was stored on the USB device.
  
-Then you can boot from the USB device if your BIOS supports that.+Then you can boot from the USB deviceif your BIOS supports that.
  
 ==== Can I crosscompile it? ==== ==== Can I crosscompile it? ====
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 ==== I can not get the Network to work using VMware, what should I do? ==== ==== I can not get the Network to work using VMware, what should I do? ====
  
-So how do they differ, the old version has NO network Driver specified in it's "​.vmx"​ file so Minix must try everything and chooses Lance. It would be better if [8] worked but I found that a Bug causes panics with the IRQs to be printed to the Console ​every few seconds.+So how do they differ, the old version has NO network Driver specified in it's "​.vmx"​ file so MINIX must try everything and chooses ​the Lance driver. It would be better if [8] worked but I found that a bug causes panics with the IRQs to be printed to the console ​every few seconds.
  
 To get things working with VMware do this: To get things working with VMware do this:
  
-1. Download the latest ​iso image from the download page, and use 7Zip (or other) to produce ​the "​.iso"​.+1. Download the latest ​ISO image from the download page, and use 7Zip (or other) to extract ​the "​.iso"​.
  
-2. Fire up VMware and create a new Machine ​("​other"​ and "other 64 bit" DO work on 32-Bit WinXP).+2. Fire up VMware and create a new machine ​("​other"​ and "other 64 bit" DO work on 32-Bit WinXP).
  
-3. Create one 16GB Disk and populate it so it won't have to grow (and wreck havoc with defragmentors).+3. Create one 16GB disk and populate it so it won't have to grow (and wreck havoc with defragmentation).
  
-4. You can specify 1024 MB of memory (older versions of Minix only use 880+kb).+4. You can specify 1024 MB of memory (older versions of MINIX only use +880KB).
  
-5. You can choose more than one Processor (handy if you rebuild using gcc and "​CONFIG_SMP=y CONFIG_MAX_CPUS=8"​ ).+5. You can choose more than one processor; ​handy if you rebuild using gcc and 
  
-6. Might as well add USB, a floppy, and Parallel ​Serial Ports.+<​code>​ 
 +CONFIG_SMP=y  
 +CONFIG_MAX_CPUS=8"​ 
 +</​code>​ 
 + 
 +6. You might as well add USB, a floppy, and parallel ​serial ports.
  
 7. Choose "​NAT"​. 7. Choose "​NAT"​.
  
-8. Boot your "​Virtual Machine"​ to the "​.iso"​ (or the BIOS if you want to change things), install ​Minix by typing "setup /​usr"​. ​+8. Boot your "​Virtual Machine"​ to the "​.iso"​ (or the BIOS if you want to make changes), install ​MINIX by typing "setup /​usr"​. ​
  
 9. Use "​non-expert Partitioning"​ (default) and set "/​home"​ to 512K, that makes the last Partition within Minix'​s limits. 9. Use "​non-expert Partitioning"​ (default) and set "/​home"​ to 512K, that makes the last Partition within Minix'​s limits.
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