Struggling with VirtualBox
Simon 'corecode' Schubert
corecode at fs.ei.tum.de
Wed Dec 3 13:52:55 PST 2008
Michael Neumann wrote:
I'm still trying to get DragonFly reliably working on VirtualBox (just
because Qemu on my Ubuntu doesn't like to run with the
So I modified DELAY to break out if delta <= 0. Together with
acpi_load=YES I can boot, but:
I know that you're just trying to get it to work, but I think this is
absolutely the wrong thing to do.
If there is broken hardware, you sometimes need to add some bandaids to
software so that it will run on broken hardware.
If the "hardware" is actually software, one should rather fix the
"hardware" to be standards compliant instead of adding bandaids to the
This is clearly a virtualbox bug and needs to be addressed in virtualbox.
All other emulators manage to do it, so it can't be that hard.
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