DeTOS 7 - embedded Thin Client Operating System

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  1. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    Just tested the DeTOS 7.1 Reflash Key Creator (exe) on Optiplex 330

    No problems (restrictions) installing.
    All hardware (sound/graphics/network) funcional OOB

    Works great for what it is intended for

    sebus
     
  3. doveman

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    I've downloaded DeTOS 7.1 Reflash Key Creator (exe) and would like to test it in Virtualbox but I'm not sure how to boot it.

    The main file seems to be devonit-detos-7.1.0-unified-detos-flash-20120126.img and opening that in 7-zip shows it contains 0.img, 1.fat and 2

    I can copy it to a VDI and use grub4dos to map it to a HDD like:

    map devonit-detos-7.1.0-unified-detos-flash-20120126.img (hd0)

    but that says I need to specify the number of heads and the sectors-per-track, which I've not seen before so perhaps I'm going about this all wrong!

    I can boot the vmlinuz, initrd.gz, live.squashfs in the $48 folder by putting them in the root of the VDI and booting them with grub4dos using:

    kernel /vmlinuz prompt live-config boot=live
    initrd /initrd.gz

    but whilst that boots, it eventually said Boot Failed (after it attached /dev/sda1 then Error Opening /dev/fb0) saying "Unable to find a medium containing a live file system". I tried renaming devonit-detos-7.1.0-unified-detos-flash-20120126.img to live and putting that in the root of the VDI alongside the other files, but that didn't help.
     
  4. sebus

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    Do it as it is intended, create USB stick (just run the exe) and then boot VM with the USB (use Plop)

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  5. doveman

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    As far as I know it's not possible to boot USB sticks in Virtualbox. I also don't have a spare empty USB stick which is why I wanted to bypass that step.
     
  6. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    Use Plop CD, it will boot USB

    I am sure there is a way to write the .img file back to disk, but probably not the easiest way and most likely too time consuming

    sebus