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Version 1 (modified by Jiri Svoboda, 10 years ago) (diff)

For the hapless newbie.

User's Guide

  1. Quick Start
  2. Console
  3. Shell
  4. Kernel Console
  5. Building From Source

Quick Start

To try out HelenOS, download the latest IA-32 ISO image from the download page. Install QEMU. In the directory where you downloaded the ISO image run

qemu -m 32 -cdrom image.iso

You can also use a different emulator. Just make sure it is configured to emulate a Pentium 4 or later CPU or HelenOS won't boot and it will display a red error message.

Console

Shell

Kernel Console

Building From Source

Checkout the latest sources

svn checkout svn://svn.helenos.org/HelenOS/trunk helenos-trunk

Use our script to install a supported cross-compiler toolchain

cd helenos-trunk/contrib/toolchain
./toolchain.ia32.sh

Go to the source root and start the build process

cd ../..
make

Load preconfigured defaults for the platform you want to build for and select Done. HelenOS will now be built.

Important note: If you don't compile using the supported toolchain, your build may well fail.