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Postby frank » 4. Feb 2008, 18:27

Welcome to this new OS/2 forum.
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Postby Technologov » 4. Feb 2008, 18:59

Having a new host is always a good addition ! Congratulations !

But - I believe, first the new Virtualbox for OS/2 must be officially released, and available for download at:
http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads

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Postby psmedley » 4. Feb 2008, 21:57

Technologov wrote:Having a new host is always a good addition ! Congratulations !

But - I believe, first the new Virtualbox for OS/2 must be officially released, and available for download at:
http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads

-Technologov


Well there are some unofficial OS/2 builds available from http://www.smedley.info/os2ports/index. ... virtualbox

Cheers,

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Hopefully, this means an OS/2 host

Postby cytan299 » 5. Feb 2008, 05:32

Hopefully, this means that there will be an official OS/2 host which supports networking and USB. I'll be looking forward to this.

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Postby dmik » 6. Feb 2008, 11:37

Technologov
I don't think there will ever be official builds of VirtualBox for OS/2 -- OS/2 is not among officially supported hosts and will never be (it means no guaranteed release schedule, no guaranteed set of features, no support from innotek itself, etc.).

However, there are official unofficial builds that are currently hosted at ftp://ftp.dmik.org/pub/common/vbox . "Official unofficial" means that these builds (as opposed to e.g. Paul Smedley's builds) are maintained by volunteers from innotek that still have some interest in playing with OS/2 at their spare time. Just to make it clear.

Also note that unofficial builds are always OSE builds. Full-featured closed-source binary builds are not possible because they would have to be officially released and supported by innotek.

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OS/2

Postby stanley » 8. Feb 2008, 23:28

What would you need to have on an OS/2 system to run an OSE version?
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Postby Technologov » 9. Feb 2008, 13:29

Since this build for OS/2 is not official, then how about renaming the whole super-topic from "VirtualBox on OS/2 Hosts" --> "VirtualBox on Other Hosts", similarly to "Other Guests" supertopic ?

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Postby frank » 10. Feb 2008, 22:10

The reason is that there are people from innotek interested in this particular host, even if there are no official hosts.
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Re: OS/2

Postby tgodawa » 10. Feb 2008, 23:21

stanley wrote:What would you need to have on an OS/2 system to run an OSE version?

the Readme of Pauls package says:
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Readme for VirtualBox for OS/2 and eComStation v 1.54_OSE

FIRST: Goto http://virtualbox.org
and read all documentation, so you have a clue...

NEXT: Now that you think you have a clue, download the manual:
http://virtualbox.org/download/1.5.4/UserManual.pdf
and read it !

This is a first quick and dirty - and absolutely UNofficial
release of VirtualBox for OS/2 and eComStation.

Official versions will be available from Virtualbox.org

This version is a development snapshot - as in "todays" state.
This is NOT GA quality code - this is (pre-)beta code !!!

This software might hang your system, and trash your HD's !!!

Now, you have been warned !!

If you have any problems, please download the source, and fix
the problem yourself - and send the fix to Virtualbox people :-)

Stuff needed to run Vbox:

libc063.dll -> ftp://ftp.netlabs.org/pub/libc/libc-0_6_3-csd3.exe
Snap, Panorama or Gengradd (SNAP mode or Dive mode)
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And on my T60 with eCS 2.0rc1 or rc4 with latest ACPI, SMP and Panorama both versions from 2008 are working - the one from today also with NAT networking!

BTW: the GUI VirtualBox also starts with this version on my T60, but I did not made any tests with this right now.

But before I can replace my VPC/2 with VBox/2 I need some more things like:
- save/resume of running sessions
- running several VMs simultanously
- support for physical floppy and CD/DVD
- support for COM, LPT and USB
- changing screenresolution of WinXP-guests on the fly
- simple audio-support
- support for OS/2-guest on OS/2-host

But anyway I'm very happy that there is a very cool replacement for VPC/2 on the horizon, on Linux and Windows VBox already is a much better solution for client-virtualisation (for server-virtualisation I use Xen).
And hopefully they also will get a more up-to-date host-version for MacOS X, because VBox, at least on Windows is a much better solution than f.ex. Parallels!

Thanks to Innotek for this great software and thanks to Paul for compiling it for OS/2 :-)

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Re: OS/2

Postby tgodawa » 13. Feb 2008, 01:11

Hi,

thanks to dmik and his small fix, the VirtualBox-gui now also runs on my T60 with SMP :-)

That means that these issues are solved:
- save/resume of running sessions
- running several VMs simultanously
- changing screenresolution of WinXP-guests on the fly

Thanks a lot,

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