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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.
Press the F1-F11 keys to switch between individual virtual consoles. Pressing F12 will take you to the kernel console. You can also switch keyboard layouts with Ctrl-Shift-Fn strokes as follows:
Type help (+Enter) to get a list of built-in commands.
(Trunk Only) The shell has basic command-line editing capabilities. Besides typing to insert text, you can use the following keys:
|Enter||Submit and execute the command.|
|Backspace||Delete character to the left of cursor.|
|Delete||Delete character under cursor.|
|Left Arrow||Move cursor left by one character.|
|Right Arrow||Move cursor right by one character.|
|Home||Move cursor to beginning of text.|
|End||Move cursor to end of text.|
|Ctrl-Left Arrow||Move cursor left by one word.|
|Ctrl-Right Arrow||Move cursor right by one word.|
|Up Arrow||Move to older history entry.|
|Down Arrow||Move to newer history entry.|
The kernel console is controlled via a command line. The continue command will take you back to the user-space console. help will show a list of commands. The command line supports completion (Tab key) and history (up and down arrow keys).
Building From Source
Checkout the latest sources from our central Bazaar repository
bzr checkout bzr://bzr.helenos.org/head HelenOS
Note: To get versions older than 0.4.1 you have to access the original Subversion repository
svn checkout svn://svn.helenos.org/HelenOS/trunk HelenOS
Use our script to install a supported cross-compiler toolchain
cd HelenOS/contrib ./toolchain.sh ia32
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.