Ticket #388 (closed defect: obsolete)

Opened 8 years ago

Last modified 8 weeks ago

BeOS 5 stucks on boot

Reported by: Technologov Owned by:
Priority: major Component: other
Version: VirtualBox 1.4.0 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: other
Host type: other

Description (last modified by frank) (diff)

BeOS 5 stucks on graphical boot.

There is graphical image being displayed, but it has no reactions and no DVD/HDD activity.

Tested on: Vista, VBox 1.4.0

Attachments Download (49.8 KB) - added by diver 6 years ago.
Intel® PRO/1000 driver for BeOS

Change History

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by Technologov

This problem still valid for VirtualBox 2.2.2.


comment:2 Changed 6 years ago by diver

This post from the 1st Jan 2008 have screenshot of running BeOS R5. I'm wondering is there any tutorial how to do it?

comment:3 Changed 6 years ago by 33Nick

I have similar issues. Once it detected the bootable disk but got bogged down on the actual install. Anyone successful?

comment:4 Changed 6 years ago by diver

I've found a way to start BeOS in qemu:

xvfz BeOS4Linux.tar.gz 
qemu -fda floppy.img -hda -boot a 

Then I decided to convert to VDI format

VBoxManage convertfromraw --format VDI beos.vdi

After that you have to add floppy.img as boot floppy and beos.vdi as hard drive.

comment:5 Changed 6 years ago by diver

Some more tips to make BeOS somewhat usable thees days:

  • 1. You might need to disable audio in  Audio settings or media_addon_server will freeze the OS.

  • 2. Create a new hard drive using  Virtual Disk Manager, create a partition on this drive (I did it from Haiku as BeOS fails to format it using DriveSetup, giving me "General OS error.") and initialize it from BeOS to BFS using DriveSetup.

  • 3. Install BeOS to this new hard drive and set it as IDE Primaty Master in  Hard disk settings. After you boot from this new drive run  bootman from Terminal to install boot manager, this will allow you to get rid of using floppy.img.

  • 4. To make GUI feel faster create vesa settings file using this command:
    echo mode 1024 768 16 > ~/settings/kernel/drivers/vesa
  • 5. To enable networking select Intel PRO/1000 MT Desktop in  Network settings settings and download Intel® PRO/1000 driver written by Marcus Overhagen from  here . Note that I only tested this driver after installing bone7a, but vanilla R5 should work too.
  • 6. There is also  OSS driver for audio by François Revol  here, but i didn't manage to use it as media_addon_server kept freezing whole OS.

Tested on VirtualBox 3.0.4 on Fedora 8 as host. To bad BeOS feels very slow and sluggish compared to other supports OSes.

Changed 6 years ago by diver

Intel® PRO/1000 driver for BeOS

comment:6 Changed 8 weeks ago by frank

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to obsolete
  • Description modified (diff)
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