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stefanschroeder [Installation]
usersguide:runningonvirtualbox [2018/01/08 21:04] (current)
nnyby [Virtual Machine Setup] remove unnecessary setup step: utc time
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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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 In the main screen of VirtualBox, click the big **New** button. In the main screen of VirtualBox, click the big **New** button.
  
-  - At the //Name and operating system// screen, for //Name// write **MINIX3** (anything will work). For //​Type// ​and //Version// select **Other**. +  - At the //Name and operating system// screen, for //Name// write **MINIX3** (anything will work). ​ 
-  - At the //Memory size// screen, select the amount of memory for this Virtual Machine.+  - For //​Type// ​select **Other**. 
 +  - For //Version// select **Other/unknown**. 
 +  - At the //Memory size// screen, select the amount of memory for this Virtual Machine ​(e.g. **1024MB**).
   - At the //Hard Drive// screen set the size and properties of the Virtual Hard Disk. It is okay to either leave those options at their defaults or change them.   - At the //Hard Drive// screen set the size and properties of the Virtual Hard Disk. It is okay to either leave those options at their defaults or change them.
   - Pressing **Create** will create the Disk Image and the Virtual Machine that we  will run.   - Pressing **Create** will create the Disk Image and the Virtual Machine that we  will run.
   - Now select **MINIX3** in the list on the left.   - Now select **MINIX3** in the list on the left.
-  - 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 ====
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 +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.1481731063.txt.gz · Last modified: 2016/12/14 10:57 by stefanschroeder