Booting v0.7.0 under VirtualBox

I would like to give it a try under VirtualBox v6.1.34.
I tried to boot a VM from the (uncompressed) ISO.
But I got an error message like this:

Loading /isolinux/memdisk... ok
Loading /livedisk.gz...failed: Bad file number

Surely it is me missing some important detail.
Any hint?

I haven’t got it to work in Virtual box but in qemu by replacing hardrive.bin with the latest .bin it works just fine in QEMU

This fourm is barly checked. I would go to their Matter Most site if you’re interested in contributing. Otherwise you’re more likey to get a response on the redox reddit.
From their Community page: “The quickest and most open way to communicate with the Redox team is on our chat server. Currently, you can only get an invite by sending an email request to, which might take a little while, since it’s not automated. Simply say you’d like to join the chat. We’re working on an better way to do this, but this is the best way right now.”

Virtualbox seems to be a bit of a pain to get working but there have been some improvements if you still want to try it out.
First is that an appliance has been released with all the right config to get it working out of the box. Download the x86_64 BIOS OVA file (Redox OS 0.7.0 - Redox - Your Next(Gen) OS) and import the appliance directly into VBox.

Otherwise I wrote some instructions (for myself really) to get the UEFI version working, I had issues getting the isos or live USB images to work.
I’ve put it as a github gist - Some basic config notes for setting up Redox on VirtualBox · GitHub

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