This page describes the process of installing MINIX 3 on VirtualBox.
Please install Parallels. Parallels binaries can be downloaded from their webpage.
Before you install Minix 3, you will need to create a new virtual machine configuration. The VM configuration specifies the parameters of your Virtual machine, e.g., how much memory you want the VM to use, how big you want the virtual hard disk to be, etc.
In the main screen of Parallels, press the New VM button.
Assuming you have downloaded and decompressed a MINIX 3 ISO image from the download page, you can mount the ISO file:
Ok now you are ready to fire-up Minix! Press the green Power On Button on the menu on the right.
Then you can follow the normal installation instructions.
When the installation is over, type
to exit Minix. When you get the fd0> prompt, press the red Power Off from the right menu, in order to shutdown the Virtual Machine.
Now you have installed MINIX 3 on the virtual machine. First thing that needs to be sorted, is that next time you boot, you want to boot from the operating system, and not from the CD image.
Great, now you can boot into the newly installed operating system by press the green Power On button on the right menu.
You should read Post Installation for some configuration tips.