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Minix boot problem?

Posted 17 September 2012 - 12:53 PM

Trying to install Minix3 in a virtual box, on my lap top with Windows 7 as my ordinary os. I have downloaded Minix3 unpacked the files and burnt an iso image to a cd, followed the manuals for Virtual box and Minix when downloading and installing. When i start up my Virtual box with the Minix3 cd i first get the message:

Netbsd/x86 cd9660 Primary Bootstrap
Welcome to Minix3 This is the boot monitor

after that some memory adress and then i get error messages like:

booting cd0a:netbsd - starting in 0 seconds

open netbsd: Input / Output error
boot cd0a:netbsd: Input / Output error

booting cd0a:netbsd.gz
open cd0a:netbsd.gz: Input / Output error

and then it tries some moore files with the ending .gz

Does anyone know what is wrong and how to fix that problem?

Regards C.

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Re: Minix boot problem?

Posted 17 September 2012 - 12:55 PM

Sounds like the primary boot device isn't correct. I'm not familiar (at all) with minix, but if I had to take a guess I'd say that the block boot device was selected, & not a partition.
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Re: Minix boot problem?

Posted 18 September 2012 - 02:13 AM

View Postno2pencil, on 17 September 2012 - 12:55 PM, said:

Sounds like the primary boot device isn't correct. I'm not familiar (at all) with minix, but if I had to take a guess I'd say that the block boot device was selected, & not a partition.


Thanks, that might be the problem. Will look into the VM configurations then, might have misunderstood something.
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Re: Minix boot problem?

Posted 18 September 2012 - 06:16 AM

Not sure why this didn't occur to me yesterday, but cd0a is going to be your cdrom drive. You should point virtualbox to your vm hard drive/partition.
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