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User's Guide

This is the user's guide to HelenOS. It starts from the very basics (like downloading and your first boot), teaches you the basics of using HelenOS (console, shell, etc.) and progresses to more advanced topics.

Read this guide carefully before posting questions to the mailing list.

This guide is not complete and always in need of improvements.

Basic Topics

Quick Start Quick and easy way to get HelenOS up and running in close to no time.
Running in QEMU How to run HelenOS in QEMU on different architectures.
Running in VirtualBox How to run HelenOS in VirtualBox.
Running on SPARC How to boot HelenOS on SPARC
GUI Moving virtual terminals around.
Console Switching VCs. Mostly. (obsolete)
Shell Your best friend. The primary way to control the system.
Text Editor Standard issue. Insert, Delete, Copy, Paste, Save, Load and Quit :-)
Common Text Editing Keys If it can edit text, it supports these controls.
Command Reference List of commands you can run from the shell.

Intermediate Topics

Tasks, Monitoring See what is running on the system, killing tasks
Services and Devices Introduction to Services and Devices
Disks and File Systems -WIP-
Networking Configuring and using TCP/IP networking
Audio Audio devices and applications
Installing to hard disk Experimental

Advanced Topics

If you never ran HelenOS before, you clearly are in the wrong chapter.

Kernel Console Kernel hacker's penultimate tool to debugging the system.
Compiling From Source If you do, read this very carefully!