Virtual box for raspberry pi

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Virtual box for raspberry pi

Postby kishan » 11. Jan 2017, 09:06

Hello,

I am looking for virtual box for raspberry pi. If any one have idea about this then please help me.

Thank You!


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Re: Virtual box for raspberry pi

Postby towo2099 » 11. Jan 2017, 09:15

VBox is a x86 virtualizer, raspi is arm!
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Re: Virtual box for raspberry pi

Postby kishan » 11. Jan 2017, 10:45

That means we can not install virtual box in raspberry pi?
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Re: Virtual box for raspberry pi

Postby socratis » 11. Jan 2017, 10:48

No, you can't. As towo2099 already told you, you need an x86 host.
Do you have one? If not, you have the same chances as installing VirtualBox on a bicycle.
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Re: Virtual box for raspberry pi

Postby xahare » 18. May 2017, 04:27

Is it out of form to discuss alternatives?

qemu does run on pi.

so does lxc and docker if containers can do what your looking for. xen might, but it would only be in pv mode.
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Re: Virtual box for raspberry pi

Postby mpack » 18. May 2017, 08:08

xahare wrote:qemu does run on pi.

If it has to emulate a x86 CPU then it's going to be slow as hell. Maybe good enough for a DOS emulation, but in that case I'd look at a dedicated example such as DOSBOX.

xahare wrote:so does lxc and docker if containers can do what your looking for. xen might, but it would only be in pv mode.

None of these AFAIK emulate x86 processors, and I don't see how ParaVirtualization will help when you can't even boot an OS.

As the thread already mentioned - you can't run x86 machine code instructions on an ARM. An ARM is an entirely different CPU which runs ARM instructions. You can run an X86 emulator on any CPU, but an emulator is in a galaxy far far away from a hypervisor.
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