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How could I install Raspbian GNU/Linux 8.0 (Jessie) on a virtual machine (VMWare)

Wed Sep 20, 2017 3:34 pm

Hi everyone,

How could I install Raspbian GNU/Linux 8.0 (Jessie) on a virtual machine (VMWare) ? Do you known a procedure for do that ?

Best regard,
Lordaker

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Re: STICKY: Debian Jessie with PIXEL desktop i386 for PC and Mac

Wed Sep 20, 2017 3:50 pm

lordaker wrote:
Wed Sep 20, 2017 3:34 pm
Hi everyone,
How could I install Raspbian GNU/Linux 8.0 (Jessie) on a virtual machine (VMWare) ? Do you known a procedure for do that ?
Best regard,
Lordaker
make a virtual machine with an empty virtual disk drive.
download the Debian with Raspberry Pi Desktop for x86 PC ISO file and make that iso file as virtual boot DVD.
boot your virtual machine to the virtual Debian with Raspberry Pi Desktop DVD and install Debian with Raspberry Pi Desktop to your virtual disk.
done...
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Re: STICKY: Debian Jessie with PIXEL desktop i386 for PC and Mac

Wed Sep 20, 2017 3:58 pm

beta-tester wrote:
Wed Sep 20, 2017 3:50 pm
lordaker wrote:
Wed Sep 20, 2017 3:34 pm
Hi everyone,
How could I install Raspbian GNU/Linux 8.0 (Jessie) on a virtual machine (VMWare) ? Do you known a procedure for do that ?
Best regard,
Lordaker
make a virtual machine with an empty virtual disk drive.
download the Debian with Raspberry Pi Desktop for x86 PC ISO file and make that iso file as virtual boot DVD.
boot your virtual machine to the virtual Debian with Raspberry Pi Desktop DVD and install Debian with Raspberry Pi Desktop to your virtual disk.
done...
I download actually " 2017-06-22-rpd-x86-jessie.iso ". It's ok for do that ?
Source: https://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/r ... i-desktop/

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Re: STICKY: Debian Jessie with PIXEL desktop i386 for PC and Mac

Wed Sep 20, 2017 4:27 pm

lordaker wrote:
Wed Sep 20, 2017 3:58 pm
beta-tester wrote:
Wed Sep 20, 2017 3:50 pm
lordaker wrote:
Wed Sep 20, 2017 3:34 pm
Hi everyone,
How could I install Raspbian GNU/Linux 8.0 (Jessie) on a virtual machine (VMWare) ? Do you known a procedure for do that ?
Best regard,
Lordaker
make a virtual machine with an empty virtual disk drive.
download the Debian with Raspberry Pi Desktop for x86 PC ISO file and make that iso file as virtual boot DVD.
boot your virtual machine to the virtual Debian with Raspberry Pi Desktop DVD and install Debian with Raspberry Pi Desktop to your virtual disk.
done...
I download actually " 2017-06-22-rpd-x86-jessie.iso ". It's ok for do that ?
Source: https://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/r ... i-desktop/
sure... this is the most actual that is available.
{ I only give negative feedback }
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Re: STICKY: Debian Jessie with PIXEL desktop i386 for PC and Mac

Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:22 am

I download actually " 2017-06-22-rpd-x86-jessie.iso ". It's ok for do that ?
Source: https://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/r ... i-desktop/
Sure... this is the most actual that is available.
:shock: In VMWare which version of Linux operating system, should I choose ?

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Re: STICKY: Debian Jessie with PIXEL desktop i386 for PC and Mac

Thu Sep 21, 2017 10:15 am

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Thu Sep 21, 2017 12:29 pm

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Re: How could I install Raspbian GNU/Linux 8.0 (Jessie) on a virtual machine (VMWare)

Thu Sep 21, 2017 12:51 pm

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Re: How could I install Raspbian GNU/Linux 8.0 (Jessie) on a virtual machine (VMWare)

Thu Sep 21, 2017 12:59 pm

Why do you keep mentioning QEMU?

The OP has already said he has downloaded "2017-06-22-rpd-x86-jessie.iso" which is the x86 build of "Debian with a Raspbian type desktop" that runs directly on a PC.
Running this in VMWare is perfectly feasible - no ARM emulator required because it uses x86 instrutions.

@Lordaker - choose "debian 8" as the type of linux OS.
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Re: How could I install Raspbian GNU/Linux 8.0 (Jessie) on a virtual machine (VMWare)

Thu Sep 21, 2017 1:02 pm

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Re: How could I install Raspbian GNU/Linux 8.0 (Jessie) on a virtual machine (VMWare)

Thu Sep 21, 2017 1:20 pm

Oh ok. I see where you are coming from now.

But I think with 7 posts the OP is a bit of a newbie and doesn't appreciate the subtleties of the name difference, so it might have been better to help him understand the differences and see if he really meant to run the ARMHF version of Raspbian on a PC, which requires QEMU or the x86 build of unified DE called "Raspberry Pi Desktop" which can be run directly in VMWare. It wasn't quite obvious to me.

I took the alternative understanding, thinking that he just called it the wrong thing as I hadn't read his other posts and took this post at face value.
(I edited my previous post for a bit more accuracy)
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Re: How could I install Raspbian GNU/Linux 8.0 (Jessie) on a virtual machine (VMWare)

Thu Sep 21, 2017 1:30 pm

It was obvious the OP was referring to debian x86 even if he incorrectly stated "raspbian"
(he did mention VMware (x86 only) and the download: 2017-06-22-rpd-x86-jessie.iso)

The mods split the post out of the correct thread (probably at FoTL's insistence) which only serves to confuse matters. :roll:
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Thu Sep 21, 2017 1:39 pm

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Re: How could I install Raspbian GNU/Linux 8.0 (Jessie) on a virtual machine (VMWare)

Wed Jul 04, 2018 6:12 pm

I also have a problem adding a raspbian commandline version to VMware Fusion.
I tried a new system and used the .img as boot / OS, but this would not load.
The only two options I can think of are the bios type: UEFI or standard. Both don't seem to work.

Extracting the IMG gives me only a boot partition from about 50mb instead of the 4 GB which I guess it should become.
Extracting it to a SD card with Pi Filler works, but what can I do with a SD card?

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Re: How could I install Raspbian GNU/Linux 8.0 (Jessie) on a virtual machine (VMWare)

Thu Jul 05, 2018 1:30 am

joostman wrote:
Wed Jul 04, 2018 6:12 pm
I also have a problem adding a raspbian commandline version to VMware Fusion.
I tried a new system and used the .img as boot / OS, but this would not load.
The only two options I can think of are the bios type: UEFI or standard. Both don't seem to work.

Extracting the IMG gives me only a boot partition from about 50mb instead of the 4 GB which I guess it should become.
Extracting it to a SD card with Pi Filler works, but what can I do with a SD card?
Well, first, and again: if you're trying to use actual Raspbian on an x86 or amd64 PC or Mac, it won't work. You did not specify exactly what you downloaded and extracted. This is the one you want:
https://downloads.raspberrypi.org/rpd_x86_latest
Now, as far as your borked extraction goes, it probably won't work in Windows either; Windows does not grok EXT filesystems, which is what this OS uses. Except, of course, for the boot partition! So what you can do with a SD card is BOOT THE COMPUTER TO IT, like it was designed to do. Why is everyone so insistent on a virtual machine? Just adds more complications. KISS

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