Can You Use The OS On Any PC? I Have A Intel Pentium PC And I Was Wondering If The OS Would Work On It , Because It Doesn’t Have A OS And My Son Likes To Play Minecraft And It Would Be Cool If He Could Code
Kano OS is engineered as a Raspberry Pi operating system, so it won’t work out of the box on a regular PC. However, you can use virtualization services like VirtualBox to make it work.
Hope this helps!
Thanks for making this image available online.
I followed the instructions you provided above, and tried the install in both VirtualBox and VMware. I couldn’t get either to work. The file like you provided above is a .img file. As far as I can tell VirtualBox and VMWare need a .iso file to boot the OS. Am I missing something? What am I doing wrong?
Thanks in advance!
@Andrew, the easy fix is to rename the file from .img to .iso and that should do the trick. Let me know if that works for you!
Thx 4 the info! I was just looking in my emails and found this fourm that i created. I will try it out!
I’m another person trying to do it.
I followed the instructions (including changing .img to .iso) but VirtualBox didn’t like it. D:
Do you know what to do now?
Mmm, try giving this process a go:
- Select a virtual machine by clicking its name in the VirtualBox window
- Click the Machine menu at the top of the VirtualBox window, and click Settings
- Click the Storage category in the Settings window
- Right-click in the storage tree pane, and click Add Floppy Controller
- Right-click the Floppy Controller device, and click Add Floppy Device
- Click the Choose Disk button in the prompt window that appears
- Navigate to the floppy disk image file (.IMG) on your computer and double-click it
If that too doesn’t work, use VBoxManage’s convertfromraw command as follows:
VBoxManage convertfromraw --format VDI [filename].img [filename].vdi
Mount the VDI as a hard disk.
Where am I supposed to run
VBoxManage convertfromraw --format VDI [filename].img [filename].vdi?
Hi @VukAnd12, just discussed with the engineers around here and they reckon you should give QEMU a try, as it its likely to work. VirtualBox seems to have issues emulating the ARM hardware inside the Pi, which might be the reason why it doesnt work at all.
Give this guide a go but use your image file rather than the raspbian wheezy version they point you to.
Hope this works!