Research the various virtualization programs and recommend settings to get Haiku to run on them.
completed by: hiromu1996
mentors: Richard Nyhus
Research different (hardware) virtualisation programs and write a report on their compatibility with the Haiku operating system.
In this task you will be required to fully comprehend the use and purpose of (hardware) virtualisation software. You will also be learning about the many different virtualisation solutions such Vmware player, Virtualbox, Xen, Windows Virtual PC, Bochs and many other open source and free to use virtualisation software.
However your key research will focus mainly on the Vmware player and Virtualbox software solutions, as these are the solutions primarily used by the core developers and the Haiku community.
There are 3 separate goals to accomplish in this task:
- For each virtualisation solution, briefly describe what steps someone should take to get Haiku running in the Virtualisation program. What settings do you recommend? What works and what does not work in Haiku (sound, network and USB)? Did you experience any other issues? Research what problems other people face. Are there any workarounds to these problems?
- The Haiku project publishes a VMware image of a limited size, this can be used in both VMware player and Virtualbox. However its limited size is too small for most people. Research how to install Haiku onto a newer and larger virtual-disk image, briefly describe what steps someone should take to do this.
- Research the state of Vmware and Virtualbox Add-ons in haiku, what it would take to get them fully functioning? What features would possibly be available with each of these two virtual add-ons once ported?