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Damn Small Linux => Other Help Topics => Topic started by: Dantoys on October 19, 2017, 07:30:39 PM

Title: DSL as Host for VirtualBox??
Post by: Dantoys on October 19, 2017, 07:30:39 PM
 I am interested in installing DSL as my Host, and then running other Guest systems in VirtualBox..

Probably looking at 3 to 5 Windows systems and a MAC and a few Test Linux Distros.

it is a laptop i5, HD4000 Gpu, 8GB Ram.

Has anyone ever tried to do this? Problems? Suggestions?



Title: Re: DSL as Host for VirtualBox??
Post by: CNK on October 19, 2017, 09:17:29 PM
I haven't tried it, but you will probably have some trouble getting VirtualBox installed. As far as I can see there's no MyDSL extension, and there was no package for Debian Woody (the version of Debian with which DSL is compatible).

This means that you'll have to build it from source, and the dependency list  (https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Linux%20build%20instructions) indicates that this will require first compiling a number of dependencies which are also not already available for DSL. QT 4 is likely to be difficult for one thing.

Whether it is possible or not will depend on whether one of the dependencies requires a later kernel than the 2.4.31 release used in DSL. If so, your only option might be to try to find an earlier version of VirtualBox that works with earlier releases of the problem dependency.

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