[Freedombox-discuss] 2012.0609 FreedomBox Image Available

Markus Sabadello markus.sabadello at gmail.com
Sun Jun 10 17:37:33 UTC 2012

Actually I don't think this is going to work..

1. Your .img file is a dump of the root filesystem (/dev/sda1), not of the
whole drive (/dev/sda). Therefore I think converting it to .vdi doesn't
make much sense.
2. VirtualBox can't emulate ARM, so even if you manage to convert it to a
VirtualBox drive, it won't run anything on it.

One option might be to run it with QEMU, which can emulate ARM. I'm playing
with that right now..

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On Sun, Jun 10, 2012 at 7:29 PM, Nick M. Daly <nick.m.daly at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Sun, 10 Jun 2012 15:47:04 +0200, Angelo Danio wrote:
> > On 2012/6/9 Nick M. Daly wrote:
> > > I haven't figured out how to build a bootable VirtualBox image yet,
> > > so this first one is just the box's root directory.
> >
> > I downloaded the zipped file, sorting out on <
> > freedombox-unstable_2012.0609.img > but I was unable to load it on
> > VirtualBox: May you upload a *.iso file?
> Right.  It's not a VirtualBox image.  You can turn it into a VirtualBox
> drive by running:
>    $ vboxmanage convertfromraw freedombox-unstable_2012.0609.img \
>        freedombox-unstable_2012.0609.vdi
> That drive won't boot in VirtualBox.  That's the part I'm trying to
> figure out.
> > I'm waiting my raspberry ETA by the end of the month, planning to
> > become a net radio ... but simply swapping SD card may change her skin
> Let us know if you get it running on the Pi.  It'd be nice to have more
> hardware that can work as a FreedomBox.
> Nick
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