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=== VirtualBox ===
=== VirtualBox ===

The image is archived, we need to unpack it first:
Download latest .vdi.xz image, unpack it with "xz -d" command.
mkdir -p ~/VirtualBox\ VMs/maemo-leste
Create new Virtual Machine, select "Debian (64-bit)" and 1024MB RAM. Use the downloaded file as virtual hard disk.
tar xzf maemo-leste-1.0-amd64-virtual-20180425.box -C ~/VirtualBox\ VMs/maemo-leste
You are done!
Start VirtualBox, File -> Import Appliance... -> VirtualBox VMs/maemo-leste/box.ovf -> Import. The virtual machine name is devuan-ascii-prevagrant.
Unpacked files may now be removed:
rm -r ~/VirtualBox\ VMs/maemo-leste
As the memory of virtual machine is limited to 256M some applications will have troubles with it. One example is aptitude. To increase the memory limit you should add the swap partion or change the memory settings in the VirtualBox menu.
For newer versions, .box file is not available. You can still use virtualbox, select "Debian (64-bit)" and 1024MB RAM.

=== QEMU ===
=== QEMU ===

Revision as of 23:43, 19 November 2018

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Virtual Machine
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Hardware Features
Software Features

Generic virtual machine target. This is particularly useful when doing development and testing.



There are three different types of images: VirtualBox (.box), QEMU (.qcow2, .vdi) and Vagrant. The VirtualBox image may be converted to a VMware VMDK image which has been reported to perform better and have good hardware acceleration. Converting the qcow2 image to raw allows it to be used on real hardware.


Download latest .vdi.xz image, unpack it with "xz -d" command. Create new Virtual Machine, select "Debian (64-bit)" and 1024MB RAM. Use the downloaded file as virtual hard disk. You are done!


Not all QEMU versions might work, see this issue for a known working version, as well as a working qemu command line: https://github.com/maemo-leste/bugtracker/issues/198

Real hardware

xz -d maemo-leste-1.0-amd64-virtual-20180425.qcow2.xz qemu-img convert -f qcow2 -O raw maemo-leste-1.0-amd64-virtual-20180425.qcow2 delme.img

Now you can copy delme.img ... to a spare harddrive? I tried with USB stick and could not get that to work.

Initial configuration

On the first run you may want to generate ssh host keys and set the timezone. To do so open the "X Terminal" application and run:

sudo su -
dpkg-reconfigure openssh-server
dpkg-reconfigure tzdata

Make the system up-to-date:

apt-get update
apt-get upgrade
apt-get install linux-image-amd64

To get networking to work (at least in virtualbox), launch a shell and do

sudo ifconfig eth0 up
sudo dhclient eth0