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Windows 7: Is there anywhere I can download Pear Linux 8 to run on VirtualBox?

10 May 2014   #1
adamisapple

Windows 7 64 Bit Professional
 
 
Is there anywhere I can download Pear Linux 8 to run on VirtualBox?

I have been looking through Free Linux OS's and came across Pear Linux which looks amazing! But they discontinued the downloads of all Pear Linux. I am looking for ANY site that might have Pear Linux 8.

Thanks!


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10 May 2014   #2
derekimo

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Looks like these links are good,

Download Pear OS 8 for Linux
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10 May 2014   #3
adamisapple

Windows 7 64 Bit Professional
 
 

It dosent work on VirtualBox for me... unless there are some settings I have wrong?
Settings for Pear Linux 8 @ VirtualBox
Type: Linux
Version: Other Linux (32bit)
Ram 2048 MB
Boot Order: Floppy, CD, HDD
Chipset: PIIX3
Pointing Device: USB Tablet
1 CPU
Execution Cap: 100%
VRAM: 128MB
Controller IDE > HDD > CD: Downloaded pearos8-i386.iso
Network: NAT
Basically it boots then gets stuck after I click one of these options:
Pear OS 8
Boot the Live System
xforcevesa - boot Live in safe graphics mode
Start the installer directly
hd - boot the first hard disk
Im not sure whats wrong so if anyone knows please help
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10 May 2014   #4
derekimo

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Have a look at this guys video, it looks like his settings are a bit different (Version),

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11 May 2014   #5
adamisapple

Windows 7 64 Bit Professional
 
 

I changed to those settings and it still gets stuck
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12 May 2014   #6
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

Pear Linux is officially dead and valid download sources taken down. It's quite possible that those ISO images still available around the Internet are not original but rather user modified and posted, making them more insecure. There's also no more support for Pear Linux.

The same has lately happened to other MacOS like Linux distros as well. Apple is not known of their tolerance regarding copyright infringement and as all these Mac lookalikes used protected Apple and Mac icons and such, it is clear that Apple would react.

This article tells more about Pear Linux: Was Apple involved in the death of Pear OS? | ITworld

Kari
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12 May 2014   #7
adamisapple

Windows 7 64 Bit Professional
 
 

I have the iso but it gets stuck on VirtualBox still
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