Debian ARM on VirtualBox

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by HerpaMoTeH » Tue Apr 17, 2012 8:20 am
Hello :)

I want to create a virtual machine with the .img file dowloaded from the pi site. I convert the .img file to the VirtualBox hard disc file (.vdi) and the debian doesn't seem to boot.

Any tips on how to fix this ?
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by zardoz99 » Tue Apr 17, 2012 9:09 am
I think you may be out of luck.

VirtualBox does not do hardware instruction emulation for ARM, so you can't just move an image over.

I think you need to search these forums for the correct methodology.
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by HerpaMoTeH » Tue Apr 17, 2012 2:10 pm
Thank you for the answer :) I'll just try debian squeeze :)
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by nick.mccloud » Tue Apr 17, 2012 3:59 pm
That won"t work either - it"s not got any x86 code to run. Search the forum for qemu
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by HerpaMoTeH » Wed Apr 18, 2012 8:56 am
Well it works. I downloaded the 180 MB cd iso for i386 and installed it on the VirtualBox :)
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by nick.mccloud » Wed Apr 18, 2012 10:33 am
HerpaMoTeH said:


Well it works. I downloaded the 180 MB cd iso for i386 and installed it on the VirtualBox :)


Thats not the same as downloading an RPi image. But if it makes you happy ....
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by atcapollo » Sun May 06, 2012 9:40 pm
I've had success virtualising the ARM Debian RPi image with QEMU using these instructions

http://confoundedtech.blogspot.....ebian.html
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by victagayun » Thu May 17, 2012 9:31 am
since i still dont have the raspi, i want to learn how to connect my usb wireless broadband modem and usb wifi. using virtual box to connect to the isp provider using my usb broadband seems not to be working, i can only see the signal. but when i use vmware the usb broadband is working... is there any image for vmware?
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by victagayun » Thu May 17, 2012 9:34 am
atcapollo wrote:I've had success virtualising the ARM Debian RPi image with QEMU using these instructions

http://confoundedtech.blogspot.....ebian.html



hello, i am reading the instructions, are the instructions to be done inside the virtualbox (debian)? does it mean that you are inside of another virtual machine?
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by southway00 » Sat May 19, 2012 9:03 am
atcapollo wrote:I've had success virtualising the ARM Debian RPi image with QEMU using these instructions

http://confoundedtech.blogspot.....ebian.html

I think can use this processing.
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by Joe Schmoe » Sat May 19, 2012 11:09 am
I just want to point out (again) that there's no real reason to go this emulation-within-an-emulation route, because it is easy enough to download and setup QEMU-for-Windows and run it directly under Windows. Look for a thread called (something like) "Emulating the Pi under Windows the easy way". That should get you started.
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by chaman » Sat Jun 16, 2012 5:52 pm
I have tried all possible combinations, but unfortunately it doesn't work.
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