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usersguide:runningonvirtualbox [2016/12/14 11:14]
stefanschroeder [X.org]
usersguide:runningonvirtualbox [2018/01/08 14:10]
nnyby
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 This page describes the process of installing MINIX 3 on VirtualBox. This page describes the process of installing MINIX 3 on VirtualBox.
  
 +Confirmed to work with 
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 +^ VirtualBox ​    ^ Minix           ^ Host-OS ​          ^ Notes ^
 +| 4.3.36 ​        | 3.3.0-3234ff ​    | Debian 3.16.36 ​   | X not installed
 +| 4.3.36 ​        | 3.4.0rc2-373b793 | Debian 3.16.36 ​   | X works ok
 +| 5.2.4          | 3.4.0rc6 ​        | Debian 10 (buster)|
  
 ===== Preliminaries ===== ===== Preliminaries =====
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   - Click the **Settings** button on the main screen of VirtualBox. Then click on //System// in the list on the right and tick the **Hardware Clock in UTC Time** checkbox.   - Click the **Settings** button on the main screen of VirtualBox. Then click on //System// in the list on the right and tick the **Hardware Clock in UTC Time** checkbox.
   - Click OK, and you are now ready to install MINIX 3!   - Click OK, and you are now ready to install MINIX 3!
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 +Troubleshooting:​
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 +  - If the installer fails to detect the virtual hard disk attached to a SATA controller, reconfigure the machine and attach the disk to the IDE controller. Also, make sure that the CDROM is attached to the IDE controller as well. (VirtualBox 5.1.22)
  
 ===== Installation ===== ===== Installation =====
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 ==== X.org ==== ==== X.org ====
  
-FIXME: This chapter needs to be re-written, as MINIX 3.3.0 does not install Xorg by default.+FIXME: This chapter needs to be re-written, as MINIX 3.3.0 does not install Xorg by default, where as MINIX 3.4.0 Beta //can// start X with no additional fiddling.
  
 VirtualBox'​s guest additions are not available for MINIX3. Therefore, MINIX cannot correctly guess the screen resolution. The desired screen resolution has to be set manually in the xorg.conf file. VirtualBox'​s guest additions are not available for MINIX3. Therefore, MINIX cannot correctly guess the screen resolution. The desired screen resolution has to be set manually in the xorg.conf file.
usersguide/runningonvirtualbox.txt · Last modified: 2018/01/08 21:04 by nnyby