Hi Bert, This is amazing, thanks!
This would be great to have on http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Emulating_the_XO/Quick_Start/Mac Brian On Wed, Dec 3, 2008 at 11:43 AM, Bert Freudenberg <b...@freudenbergs.de> wrote: > Hi everyone, > > even with XOs readily available now there are quite a lot of reasons > why one would want to emulate it on another machine. One being to hook > up a projector. Unfortunately there are quite a number of hoops (*) > one has to jump through to make it work. > > Anyway, I made a virtual machine that allows me to emulate the XO on > my Mac, running Sugar in the XO's native 1200x900 resolution, scaled > down to a nice physical size in a window an my regular screen > (fullscreen works too). Sound works (even Tam Tam), Browse works (so > networking is good, although I don't see anyone in the neighborhood). > Camera and mic are not working (Measure crashes, Record shows blank > picture), and a "Sugar restart" does not actually restart Sugar, but > apart from that it seems fully functional, and much nicer than the > emulations I had used to date. > > These are live-sized screenshots (calibrated using the Ruler activity): > > http://dev.laptop.org/~bert/Ruler-emulated.png > http://dev.laptop.org/~bert/Home-emulated.png > http://dev.laptop.org/~bert/Journal-emulated.png > http://dev.laptop.org/~bert/TamTamMini-emulated.png > > And here you can get that virtual machine (665 MB, 2 GB unzipped): > > http://dev.laptop.org/~bert/VMWare-Fusion-8.2-767-bf.zip > > This is for VMWare Fusion on the Mac, which I found to be much better > at running Linux clients than Parallels (I had been using that for 2 > years). Give it a try, it's free as in beer for 30 days. No I don't > get paid if you buy it. > > If you extract the disk image from the zip file it might work in > VMWare on Windows. Maybe someone can make an appliance from that. > > (*) > Now to the hoops: > > * I started with the 767/ext3 image from > http://download.laptop.org/xo-1/os/official/ > * extended to 2 GB by appending /dev/zero > (jffs2 compression gives roughly 2 GB too) > * enlarged the partition to full 2 GB > (using fdisk and ext2resize) > * mounted that in a Fedora 10 virtual machine > * copied over the F10 kernel, initrd, and modules > (olpc kernel wanted AMD instructions) > * edited grub.conf to use that kernel > * and appended a root=/dev/sda1 kernel arg > (the fedora kernel wants to use LVM otherwise) > * unmounted > * created new virtual machine > (that disk, 1 CPU, 256 MB RAM, NAT networking) > * booted into that new system > * installed Perl > (for vmware tools installer) > * installed vmware tools > (to get the X driver) > (but none of the kernel modules, would need make/gcc/etc.) > * deleted Perl > (to restore the default sw environment) > * copied the existing xorg-vmware.conf to xorg.conf > (to get 1200x900 resolution w/ 200 dpi) > * booted into Sugar > (looks really nice so scaled down) > * installed activities > (took a long time, maybe it's my DSL) > * tested a bit > * rm -r ~olpc/.sugar > (to remove my personal data) > * should have deleted sshd host keys, too, but didn't > * shut down > * zip > * upload > * ... > * ... > * ... > * still no profit? ;) > > Enjoy. > > And maybe remove some of the obstacles in future releases (a disk > image with headroom and a standard kernel would be simple to do and go > a long way). > > - Bert - > > _______________________________________________ > Devel mailing list > Devel@lists.laptop.org > http://lists.laptop.org/listinfo/devel > _______________________________________________ Devel mailing list Devel@lists.laptop.org http://lists.laptop.org/listinfo/devel