[Freedombox-discuss] freedombox.img with qemu

Nick M. Daly nick.m.daly at gmail.com
Sat Sep 15 04:09:11 UTC 2012

Hi Markus,

"tornow at riseup.net" <tornow at riseup.net> writes:

> i am searching for a few days for any way to test the
> freedombox.img... without owning a dreamplug.

The easiest thing might be to check out the latest VirtualBox build:


You can download it over BitTorrent as well:


Once you download it:

1. Decompress the image and create a new VirtualBox VM.

2. If you want to duplicate the DreamPlug experience, make sure to give
   it 512 MB RAM.

3. When it asks you about a "Virtual Hard Disk" select the .vdi file you
   extracted from the archive.

4. Make sure to go into your VM's settings and check the "Enable PAE/NX"
   box in the [System] -> [Processor] screen.

That should be enough to let you boot the VM.

In case anybody else wants to add to them, these instructions are on the


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