Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 23rd Oct 2008 19:58 UTC, submitted by FreeGamer
BeOS & Derivatives It seems like only yesterday when due to a combination of hubris, bad business decisions, and pressure from Apple and Microsoft, Be, Inc. went under, with its assets - including the BeOS - bought up by Palm, who now store it in a filing cabinet somewhere in the attic of the company's Sunnyvale headquarters. Right after Be went under, the OpenBeOS project was started; an effort to recreate the BeOS as open source under the MIT license. This turned out to be a difficult task, and many doubted the project would ever get anywhere. We're seven years down the road now, and the persistence is paying off: the first Haiku alpha is nearer than ever.
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pre-alpha vmware disk bad?
by gireesh on Thu 23rd Oct 2008 21:40 UTC
gireesh
Member since:
2005-07-24

I am having trouble getting the vmdk file for the pre-alpha build recognised by vmware server 2. It says invalid vmdk file. I tried the latest vmware build (28289) and it worked fine.
Anybody else have the same problem?

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RE: pre-alpha vmware disk bad?
by Big Al on Thu 23rd Oct 2008 21:45 in reply to "pre-alpha vmware disk bad?"
Big Al Member since:
2005-06-29

Same problem here. Using VMWare Fusion so I don't think it's specific to your program. ;)

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umccullough Member since:
2006-01-26

I heard someone in #haiku complaining about something similar last night.

Perhaps try taking the raw image and use qemu-img to convert it to VMDK instead (this is how we used to convert them prior to the haiku build system having integrated vmdk support).

In the meantime, posting your experience on the Haiku mailing list would help identify if there's an issue that needs to be resolved.

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RE: pre-alpha vmware disk bad?
by Soulbender on Fri 24th Oct 2008 11:12 in reply to "pre-alpha vmware disk bad?"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

The vmdk image works just fine in VirtualBox, FYI.

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RE: pre-alpha vmware disk bad?
by Soulbender on Fri 24th Oct 2008 11:23 in reply to "pre-alpha vmware disk bad?"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Since it is working fine in VMWare player i'm going to guess that the version of the vmdk file is not compatible with VMWare server.

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Big Al Member since:
2005-06-29

It doesn't work in Fusion either, but since it apparently works in VMWare Player it only affects a couple of us. I'd rather the team work on fixing the remaining bugs than get the file working for a few odd people.

I am looking forward to the release. I may even fire up one if my old PC's and give it a whirl on real hardware. Amazing job by the team any way you slice it!

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