[vbox-dev] Linux VHD Boot available - download and boot your physical pc, also runs as vm
huisinro at yahoo.com
Sat Apr 10 09:01:37 PDT 2010
That should be doable. I am not familar with Haiku, but I guess it should have something like Linux's loop module? our virtual disk driver is something like the loop module, by mounting a vhd file, and acts as a dsik.
--- On Sat, 4/10/10, François Revol <revol at free.fr> wrote:
From: François Revol <revol at free.fr>
Subject: Re: [vbox-dev] Linux VHD Boot available - download and boot your physical pc, also runs as vm
To: vbox-dev at virtualbox.org
Cc: haiku-development at freelists.org
Date: Saturday, April 10, 2010, 1:43 AM
Le Sat, 10 Apr 2010 00:38:12 -0700 (PDT), Huihong Luo a écrit :
> For your information, we used VirtualBox disk source code to make
> VHD boot possible. Source code will be provided later after more
> and with VDI/VMDK support added.
> A sample Ubuntu VHD package is ready for download:
> (free site registration required)
> download, extract it, then double click setup.exe on Windows, reboot
> detailed instructions:
> VMLite Team
Interesting, sounds quite much like what BeOS was doing with their
IMAGE.BE trick, except it was using hardcoded name to find the image
(BEOS/IMAGE.BE in fat and ext2 partitions) and it was more specific ;)
I think Haiku <http://haiku-os.org/> could easily support this as well.
Our bootloader supports getting args from multiboot info though it
doesn't use them yet. And I started to write the code to support the
IMAGE.BE scheme as well but didn't finish, I'll have a look at
supporting this some day.
(Our kernel currently requires using our own bootloader though our
loader but it can easily be chained from grub.)
If I had time I'd propose helping with testing on the Mac as well but
I'm too busy :p
BeOS did it 15 years ago!
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