Getting Started (Legacy)¶
The MOSA project is available as a zip download or via git:
git clone https://github.com/mosa/MOSA-Project.git
You will also need the following prerequisites:
Note: The MOSA source code repository includes Qemu virtual emulator for Windows.
The CodeMaid Visual Studio Extension is strongly recommended for MOSA contributors.
The minimum supported version of Mono is 5.16.
If using the APT package manager you can use the following command to quickly set up QEMU and Mono:
sudo apt-get -y install mono-devel qemu qemu-system qemu-system-x86
Running on Windows¶
Double click on the
Compile.bat script in the root directory to compile all the tools, sample kernels, and demos.
Next double click on the
Launcher.bat script, which will bring up the MOSA Launcher Tool that can:
Compile the operating system
Create a virtual disk image, with the compiled binary and boot loader
Launch a virtual machine instance (using QEMU by default)
By default, the CoolWorld operating system demo is pre-selected. Click the
Compile and Run button to compile and launch the demo.