I fixed the issue with booting under QEMU in build 486. I have also been able to boot under VirtualBox by converting the image to a VMWare image and adding it as the primary hard drive in a VirtualBox session. To convert you can use this qemu command:
qemu-img convert <raw image> -O vmdk <image name>.vmdk
VirtualBox while harder to setup than qemu (why can’t I just run VirtualBox <img>?) gives you the ability to have shared folders to make it much easier to shuffle files between the host system and Sugar. Pretty soon I think I will use this to do development images with full gcc support. The nice thing is I can distribute it as a VMWare image and people who are confortable using VMWare can use that and those who want an Open Source solution can use VirtualBox. I may even play around with VirtualBox sources to make a download and run version of our images.
Now off to see some fireworks.[read this post in: ar de es fr it ja ko pt ru zh-CN ]