SV: LFS & Virtualbox

Scott Castaline hscast at
Tue Jul 29 10:01:26 PDT 2008

Søren Tauber Lassen wrote:
> I've just installed LFS for the first time in a VMWare virtual machine.
> Besides being aware of the network card exposed by the VMWare virtual
> hardware and enabling that in the kernel, there was no problems at all and
> it runs like a charm.
> As you mention yourself, there should be no problems other that being aware
> of the virtual hardware the VirtualBox presents.
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> Emne: Re: LFS & Virtualbox
> I have similiar question, but noone answered. It seems either noone is
> interested, or noone has tried it.
> I booted LiveCD on a KVM virtual machine, and it boots just fine. It is an
> unusual "hardware" configuration, so I think one has to watch out for funky
> messages during boot though..
> My question was about caveats and experiences from installing LFS from
> inside a virtual machine.
> On Sun, Jul 27, 2008 at 10:03 PM, Scott Castaline <hscast at>
> wrote:
>> I have seen in the archives mention of installing VirtualBox on a 
>> system created by LFS. I am wondering if anyone has used VirtualBox to 
>> run the LiveCD to create a Linux system on a VM. If there are anyone 
>> that's done this, are there any gotchas that I should be looking out for?
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Those were my thought s also. I too have booted the LiveCD within the VM 
presented by VirtualBox. I was just interested if anyone else had tried 
it as to what they ran across as far as "hardware" issues. I'll continue 
my part of the thread as I go to let you all know what to expect.

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