How can I use Jolicloud in virtualization software?

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Is there a way to run jolicloud in vitualization software?
I would love to run jolicloud virtualized in vmware, parallels, or virtualbox. Anything works, I just want to use it without a netbook.
I have tried to boot jolicloud in all 3 of these tools (made .img into .iso), but I can't get it to work. Does anyone know any way to use it, or some tips on getting it to work right?
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I solved it and have jolicloud properly running in VirtualBox :-)

Use UltraIso to extract jolicloud IMG files to a folder. Then open Ubuntu ISO with UltraIso. Copy the jolicloud extracted files into the Ubuntu ISO and save the modified ISO.

Now you can boot that ISO from VirtualBox and it is Jolicloud :-)
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Would this iso be bootable from a CD, too?
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Julien Bertheas

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About the solution based on

The conversion command in virtualbox from img to vdi is now

VBoxManage <strong>convertdd</strong> jolicloud-robby-alpha2-live.img jolicloud-robby-alpha2-live.vdi

See Sun xVM reference FAQ for details :
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I noticed nobody's brought up the issue of VirtualBox Guest Additions so I thought I would write a short how-to in case anyone was wondering how to get it working. Jolicloud doesn't come with everything you need to build the extra kernel extensions, so you'll need to install a couple of things. First you need to mount the Guest Additions ISO (click the Devices menu, the Install Guest Additions). Once you have it mounted open up a new Terminal window and type this:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install make linux-headers-$(uname -r)
cd /media/cdrom0
sudo ./

Each line is a separate command, so you'll have to hit enter after each one. Once everything is done downloading and compiling restart the virtual machine and when it starts back up everything should be working.
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Please let us know if distributing the OS as an ISO image (as it now is) helped solve your issue.
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Iso file is just perfect.
It runs pretty well in Virtualbox ! Without any tricks...
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How were you able to mount the ISO in VirtualBox? I get the following error.

Kernel Driver not install: rc-1908

Result Code:
NS_ERROR_FAILURE (0x80004005)
IMachine {540dcfda-3df2-49c6-88fa-033a28c2ff85}
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Runs fine in Vmware Fusion. No CPU scaling though, which is fine I guess
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No problem on installing in VMWare Fusion. Like installing any other linux. You just need the Jolicloud ISO.

You need to install build-essentials and kernel headers if you want to install VMWare Tools though. Then follow these instructions:
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Just use the ISO image and install Jolicloud. You dont have to go thro the build process at all. Open Terminal and type

$ sudo synaptic

enter password

Now you'll see synaptic run. see the screen shot

Now in the search box type vmware

Select open-vm-toolbox & open-vm tools

apply and restart VM and now you'll have vmtools installed. ignore the error message from VMWare.