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Changes between Version 6 and Version 7 of UsersGuide/QuickStart


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Timestamp:
2016-01-08T13:40:39Z (4 years ago)
Author:
Martin Decky
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improve wording

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  • UsersGuide/QuickStart

    v6 v7  
    88To try out HelenOS in QEMU, download the latest '''IA-32''' ISO image from the [http://www.helenos.org/download download page]. Install [http://qemu.org QEMU]. In the directory where you downloaded the ISO image run
    99{{{
    10 qemu-system-i386 -m 256 -cdrom image.iso
     10qemu-system-i386 -m 256 -boot d -cdrom image.iso
    1111}}}
    1212
    13 You should see the GRUB and just a second or so later the system should automatically come up.
     13You should see the GRUB and just a five seconds or so later HelenOS should automatically come up.
    1414
    1515For more information about running Helenos in QEMU, see [wiki:UsersGuide/RunningInQEMU]
     
    1717== Running HelenOS in another emulator ==
    1818
    19 You can also use a different emulator (Bochs, !VirtualBox, etc.). Make sure your emulator is configured to emulate a Pentium 4 or later CPU. Otherwise HelenOS won't boot and it will display a red error message.
     19You can also use a different emulator (Bochs, [wiki:UsersGuide/RunningInVirtualBox VirtualBox], etc.). Make sure your emulator is configured to emulate a Pentium 4 or later CPU. Otherwise HelenOS won't boot and it will display a red error message.
    2020
    21 '''Note:''' If you use a non-free emulator (that only runs in a non-free OS) and you run into trouble, we need not be able or willing to help you. Please use a free software emulator instead.
     21'''Note:''' If you use a non-free/non-libre emulator (that only runs in a non-free/non-libre OS) and you run into trouble, we might not be able or might not be willing to help you, depending on the actual circumstances. Please use free/libre software instead. There is no need to use non-free/non-libre software for running or developing HelenOS.
    2222
    2323== Troubleshooting ==
    2424
    25 === The system does not come up, red error message displayed ===
     25=== The system does not come up, a red error message is displayed ===
    2626
    27 This is a problem on the GRUB/kernel transition when the kernel probes and initializes the CPU. It can mean one of two things, depending on the message:
     27This is a problem during the GRUB/kernel transition when the kernel probes and initializes the CPU. It can mean one of two things, depending on the message:
    2828 * Error: Extended CPUID not supported -- CPU is not 64-bit. System halted.
    2929   * You are trying to run a 64-bit system on a 32-bit CPU! Please download the IA-32 system image instead.
    3030
    3131 * Other message
    32    * The CPU is an old antique and does not have some (pretty standard) feature required by HelenOS. Make sure your simulator is configured to emulate a more recent (Pentium 4 or later) CPU (N.B. It is possible to configure/build HelenOS for a 80486-class CPU, but we don't provide a pre-built image for it.)
     32   * The CPU is an old antique and does not have some (pretty standard) feature required by HelenOS. Make sure your simulator is configured to emulate a more recent (at least Pentium 4 or later) CPU. It is possible to configure/build HelenOS even for a 80486-class CPU, but we don't provide a pre-built image for it.