Emulating 8.2 images on QEMU for windows
mwarren_us at yahoo.com
Sun Nov 16 23:46:44 EST 2008
The installation works OK, however, the run.bat script needs to "cd" to the install directory when "Run as Administrator..." is used to start it; I'm not sure why UAC starts batch scripts differently as Admin, but here's the line I added to my copy of start-olpc.cmd to fix the problem:
... rest of script...
(That syntax means to take the (d)irectory and (p)ath from parameter %0. )
From: Wade Brainerd <wadetb at gmail.com>
To: Ton van Overbeek <tvoverbeek at gmail.com>
Cc: Mwarren <mwarren_us at yahoo.com>; devel at lists.laptop.org
Sent: Thursday, November 13, 2008 2:02:04 PM
Subject: Re: Emulating 8.2 images on QEMU for windows
Oh, and Ton - if you're interested in hacking on QEMU some more, I
would love to see a build with some extra command line parameters:
--start-kqemu Executes 'net start kqemu' automatically if the service exists.
--window-title="...." Changes the title of the window from QEMU to
whatever, say 'OLPC Software Environment 8.2.0'.
Then we could have the shortcut run qemu.exe directly and eliminate
the command prompt window, for a more seamless experience.
On Thu, Nov 13, 2008 at 4:30 PM, Wade Brainerd <wadetb at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'd love to get the Windows installer capable of installing without
> issue on Vista, but I lack a Vista machine to test. I would welcome
> any assistance with this matter!
> Also, regarding downloading the image instead of bundling it, It easy
> to modify the installer to download the image. NSIS has a Download
> plugin for this exact purpose. That would drop the initial file size
> down to a few MB, and we could add a disk space check beforehand.
> To work on the installer:
> Install NSIS from nsis.sourceforge.net.
> Get the installer source code:
> git clone git://dev.laptop.org/git/users/wadeb/wininstall/.git
> Or, download the source .tgz source file from this link:
> The installer code is all in the 'olpc.nsi' file. This is a simple,
> text based install script. The NSIS download has full documentation
> for the language.
> On Thu, Nov 13, 2008 at 3:29 PM, Ton van Overbeek <tvoverbeek at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Mwarren wrote:
>>> I put together a new Quick Start bundle at
>>> http://sites.google.com/site/olpcqemu/Home/olpc_qemu_8.2.0.zip (4.7 MB).
>>> bundle includes Ton's qemu-svn-4887, KQEMU 1.4.0pre1, the cwRsync bundle
>>> (rsync, cygwin1.dll, PuTTY), curl and bunzip2. The OLPC image has been
>>> replaced with a get-image.cmd script that automatically downloads an
>>> bunzip2's it, and creates a linked .qcow2.img file. I would appreciate it
>>> if you can try out the bundle and give feedback -
>>> http://wiki.laptop.org/index.php?title=User_talk:Mwarren&action=edit .
>>> Thank you,
>> Works fine for me on Win XP/SP3.
>> A few remarks:
>> - Might put a warning in for people (like me) who already have Cygwin
>> Two cygwin1.dll on the same system can create problems.
>> - Put more emphasis on 'run as Administrator' for the install start and stop
>> of the kqemu service.
>> Without kqemu you do not have run as Administrator (but it will be very
>> - You do not say how to ssh into the emulated XO:
>> For a command line ssh: 'ssh -p 2222 olpc at localhost'.
>> For PuTTY you have to change the port from 22 to 2222.
>> Also you first have to set a password on the olpc account in the emulated
>> otherwise no ssh logins are allowed.
>> - You might want to mention to let software update download all the G1G1
>> on the first boot of the emulated xo.
>> Alternatively we could set up an image somewhere with the G1G1 activities
>> It might be an idea to combine your approach with Wade Brainerd's installer.
>> See http://lists.laptop.org/pipermail/devel/2008-November/021016.html .
>> However the installer has problems installing the service on Vista due to
>> I cc'ed Wade on this email.
>> Good work !!
>> Ton van Overbeek
>> PS Have not updated my original zip with libusb0.dll yet. Will do this soon.
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