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craigm

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VirtualBox for eCS
« on: 2010.11.08, 15:00:10 »
Hello again!

I am trying to get VirtualBox for eCS working on my eCS 2.0 box and not having any luck because it refuses to allow me to install any OS I try (XP, Linux, etc). I "think" I am using the newest VirtualBox (1.6.1) but I am not sure that is the newest one.

I did some looking around and it seems that there is some work being done on it but the last update was:

Netlabs News: 6. September – 12. September

VirtualBox for eCS (OS/2)

    * A few updates
    * See: http://svn.netlabs.org/vbox/timeline

Anyone have an installer newer than 1.6.1? The newest Windows version is VirtualBox 3.2.10 on Oct 11, 2010

If there is nothing newer than 1.6.1 does anyone recommend another Virtual machine that runs on eCS.

Thanks!


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Re: VirtualBox for eCS
« Reply #1 on: 2010.11.08, 15:25:39 »
we are still working on the 3.2 port.
but right now version 1.6 is still current working.

so stay tuned till 3.2 is coming
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Silvan

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Re: VirtualBox for eCS
« Reply #2 on: 2010.11.08, 15:26:35 »
I am trying to get VirtualBox for eCS working on my eCS 2.0 box and not having any luck because it refuses to allow me to install any OS I try (XP, Linux, etc). I "think" I am using the newest VirtualBox (1.6.1) but I am not sure that is the newest one.

Anyone have an installer newer than 1.6.1? The newest Windows version is VirtualBox 3.2.10 on Oct 11, 2010

1.6.1 is the newest one actually working on eCS. I packaged it into a wpi for easy installation.
http://Andreas-Ludwig.info/index.php?page=packages#VirtualBox

Later versions have been compiled, but are not working due to lack of updates to the underlying drivers. (Qt4 is available by now, but this is only dealing with the GUI). There is a project at netlabs for porting later versions of VirtualBox. however, as with many other projects, there is a lack of knowlegdable coders...

Cheers
Andreas

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Re: VirtualBox for eCS
« Reply #3 on: 2010.11.08, 15:45:19 »
so stay tuned till 3.2 is coming

Is someone actually working on the beast? I saw that USB support is now included in some open source version (OpenBSD IIRC) - that would be a really nice addition for a new version of VirtualBox.

Other than this, the 'old' version 1.6.1 runs my STATA and Maple just fine...

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Re: VirtualBox for eCS
« Reply #4 on: 2010.11.08, 17:20:08 »
Andi

we have coders, but right now other more urgent projects. but you can be sure vbox will come.

as till now i never promised something which did not come.

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Silvan

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Re: VirtualBox for eCS
« Reply #5 on: 2010.11.08, 17:52:00 »
Andi

we have coders, but right now other more urgent projects. but you can be sure vbox will come.

as till now i never promised something which did not come.

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Silvan

Great to hear that! Looking forward to it.

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Re: VirtualBox for eCS
« Reply #6 on: 2010.11.08, 23:03:28 »
Silvan,

Thank you for the update, I am excited about getting a new version in the future and appreciate the work you and the team do!

Andreas,

The WarpIn VirtualBox rocks! I was able to install it in no time and got Ubuntu 10.10 installing now! I wish every program was in WarpIn...makes life so much easier. Thanks!!!

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Re: VirtualBox for eCS
« Reply #7 on: 2010.11.09, 17:40:44 »
Haiku running in eCS2 via VirtualBox!

Works Perfectly!