[IAEP] [Sugar-devel] A Virtual Box solution that works with Sticks

Bill Bogstad bogstad at pobox.com
Mon Sep 28 11:37:41 EDT 2009

On Mon, Sep 28, 2009 at 10:45 AM, Caroline Meeks
<caroline at solutiongrove.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm trying to understand this.
> Is it possible to use the booting method Bill found, where we boot one
> kernal in Virtual Box, then that Linux mounts the USB and then it boots the
> Sugar kernal on the stick?

I'm not even proposing that. :-)   I would have to think about it a
while to see if there were even any advantages.

I think the fundamental problem here is that the people who are
commenting (including myself) have never seen
the actual problem occur.   The hardware/software resources available
as well as the minimum functionality (use cases) are still
hazy to me as well.

Could you clarify what you want to accomplish and leave anything out
that isn't essential?   For example, does it have to be VirtualBox (or
even virtualization)?  If something isn't required don't mention it
except in the list of resource you know you have available to solve
your problem.

Bill Bogstad

P.S. I'm cc'ing this note to soas at lists.sugarlabs.org as it clearly is
about SoaS Strawberry and has literally nothing to
do with Sugar development.   It's a more generic 'my machine won't
boot Linux' problem.  Where the Linux in question is SoaS Strawberry.
 I'm leaving sugar-devel on the cc line for now, but will probably
drop it if this thread continues and certainly will for any future
threads on similar topics.

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