Hi Alex,

The new version boots fine on qemu under windows 7 x64. Under
virtualbox on the same platform, get stuck with a black screen that
says Loading PilOS with nothing else displayed

This is how I converted the image

"c:\Program Files\qemu\qemu-img.exe" convert -O vmdk x86-64.img  x86-64.vmdk

The symptoms are the same when I use vboxmanage to convert:

c:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox\VBoxManage.exe convertfromraw
x86-64.img x86-64_vbox.vmdk --format VMDK
Converting from raw image file="x86-64.img" to file="x86-64_vbox.vmdk"..
Creating dynamic image with size 684032 bytes (1MB)...

It still freezes on the black screen Loading PilOS


On Mon, Jun 29, 2015 at 9:55 AM, Alexander Burger <a...@software-lab.de> wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> it seems that there are still problems with booting PilOS.
>
> While it works for me (on Qemu and on my Acer notebook), it hear that on
> other emulators or hardware people just see a black screen. So I would
> be glad to find out the reason(s).
>
>
> One reason might be that the image is not recognized as a hard disk:
>
>    
> http://reboot.pro/topic/7512-fool-the-bios-booting-any-usb-stick-as-a-hard-disk
>
> So I followed the suggestions there, and changed the partition table to
> two dummy-partitions instead of one. Also, I set one System ID to
> "Linux" ("83", instead of the arbitrary "22" before), and the other to
> "Linux swap" (ID "82"). I don't know if this helps though.
>
>
> Also, I added a few diagnostic messages, to see how far it gets.
>
> So anybody daring to try it is welcome! As before, PilOS can be
> downloaded from
>
>    http://software-lab.de/pilos.tgz
>
> and put on an USB-Stick, e.g. on /dev/sdb
>
>    $ sudo dd if=x86-64.img of=/dev/sdb
>
> Then try to boot (only on x86-64 (Amd64) hardware, of course).
>
> ♪♫ Alex
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