setup for XO development
j.s.sebastian at gmail.com
Thu Oct 30 09:55:00 EDT 2008
I would like to try out the XO software and get started with doing some
As I am a security guy, I am mostly interested in core development,
especially bitfrost/rainbow, and the document store. I expect an
emulated environment would be a good choice for this type of development.
I followed instructions on the wiki and tried to set up virtualbox
(because it's what I already use, I have no problems switching to
kvm/qemu if needed, although unfortunately the 2 will not run side by
side on the same system).
The image I am using is the official build 767:
on an amd64 ubuntu hardy, with latest non-free virtualbox (2.0.4).
..but I ran into the 3dnow problem that other people have complained
about already. When booting, I get the following message:
This kernel requires the following features not present on the CPU:
Unable to boot - please use a kernel appropriate for your CPU.
Should I try kvm/qemu to solve this problem? Or are there other olpc
images I should be using?
Or should I try running it natively? I would rather not have to dual-boot...
Or, finally, should I rebuild myself an image from scratch, with a
I'm not afraid to try any of these options but I'd rather not have to
try them all before I get anything working, which is why I am asking for
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