Running Haiku in QEmu - trying to use Firefox 3.0

Hi all -

As mentioned, I’m running Haiku on QEmu, and am very keen to try out the bleeding-edge Firefox 3.0 (the one which has just had the bug-fixes to SQLite and so on … ).

So, I’m just wondering - when I’m in Haiku on QEmu, is it possible to access the Firefox bz2 that I’ve downloaded? It doesn’t look like it is, but maybe there’s someone out there who knows a trick or two … :slight_smile:

Very many thanks in advance - bye for now -

  • latte
latte wrote:
Hi all -

As mentioned, I’m running Haiku on QEmu, and am very keen to try out the bleeding-edge Firefox 3.0 (the one which has just had the bug-fixes to SQLite and so on … ).

So, I’m just wondering - when I’m in Haiku on QEmu, is it possible to access the Firefox bz2 that I’ve downloaded? It doesn’t look like it is, but maybe there’s someone out there who knows a trick or two … :slight_smile:

Very many thanks in advance - bye for now -

  • latte

Are you in BeOS/Zeta when running QEMU? – if so, you can mount the image and copy the firefox folder to it before launching QEMU.

If you’re on linux/windows, on the other hand - You’ll have some problems…

You can try creating a CD ISO with it, and telling QEMU to use it as a CDROM drive - I think Haiku can read ISO9660 - but i haven’t tried.

I always just copy files to the image before loading it in a VM.

umccullough wrote:
latte wrote:
Hi all -

As mentioned, I’m running Haiku on QEmu, and am very keen to try out the bleeding-edge Firefox 3.0 (the one which has just had the bug-fixes to SQLite and so on … ).

So, I’m just wondering - when I’m in Haiku on QEmu, is it possible to access the Firefox bz2 that I’ve downloaded? It doesn’t look like it is, but maybe there’s someone out there who knows a trick or two … :slight_smile:

Very many thanks in advance - bye for now -

  • latte

Are you in BeOS/Zeta when running QEMU? – if so, you can mount the image and copy the firefox folder to it before launching QEMU.

If you’re on linux/windows, on the other hand - You’ll have some problems…

You can try creating a CD ISO with it, and telling QEMU to use it as a CDROM drive - I think Haiku can read ISO9660 - but i haven’t tried.

I always just copy files to the image before loading it in a VM.

Hi Urias - thanks for this!

( Gee that was quick:slight_smile: )

Yes, I’m on Linux (unfortunately, in this case) so looks like this may indeed be difficult for me.

Hmm … you mentioned "copying files to the image" before loading it in the VM. Just wondering - how would this be done? Loading the image is easy - just wondering how to copy files to it before that…

I guess I’ll need to uncompress the bz2, then do the “magic stuff” to copy the results to the Haiku image. Sounds interesting!

  • latte
latte wrote:
Hi Urias - thanks for this!

( Gee that was quick:slight_smile: )

Yes, I’m on Linux (unfortunately, in this case) so looks like this may indeed be difficult for me.

Hmm … you mentioned "copying files to the image" before loading it in the VM. Just wondering - how would this be done? Loading the image is easy - just wondering how to copy files to it before that…

I guess I’ll need to uncompress the bz2, then do the “magic stuff” to copy the results to the Haiku image. Sounds interesting!

  • latte

Unfortunately, the image uses BFS, so you’ll need the ability to write to BFS in order to copy files to the image once mounted.

When using BeOS/Zeta - there is a mountimage tool that can be downloaded from bebits, and then once mounted, the image is just like any other BFS drive.

I don’t think this option will work out for you, unfortunately. I would try the ISO9660 route maybe…

umccullough wrote:
latte wrote:
Hi Urias - thanks for this!

( Gee that was quick:slight_smile: )

Yes, I’m on Linux (unfortunately, in this case) so looks like this may indeed be difficult for me.

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  • latte

Unfortunately, the image uses BFS, so you’ll need the ability to write to BFS in order to copy files to the image once mounted.

When using BeOS/Zeta - there is a mountimage tool that can be downloaded from bebits, and then once mounted, the image is just like any other BFS drive.

I don’t think this option will work out for you, unfortunately. I would try the ISO9660 route maybe…

Hi - thanks for this!
Yeah, agreed. I’ll mull things over and look at trying the ISO9660 way…
Thanks again -

  • latte

Haiku does not support ne2000 network card qemu emulates.

So no network for haiku w/ qemu.

imre wrote:
Haiku does not support ne2000 network card qemu emulates.

So no network for haiku w/ qemu.

Yeah, ne2000 won’t work…wasn’t there a post in another thread that stated it could emulate rtl8139 also?