Installing on a virtual machine

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  • #54434
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    Avatarjust_tryin2

    I’m trying to install Antix on a virtual machine. I tried using Aqemu and Gnome-boxes. But whenever I try to install, on the reboot the screen freezes on “booting from hard disk…”. Does anyone have any advice?

    #54438
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    XecureXecure

    It should just work after installing. I am not sure if you have to “unmount” the ISO after shutting down the VM before the next Boot, but installing should just work.

    I haven’t used any of the programs you mention myself, but they should work the same for installing MX as for installing antiX.
    Video using Virt-manager to install MX: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FoTLBGb6ls8

    A question. Did you select to install GRUB during the installation process (no matter what it says, you NEED grub to boot into the OS)?

    I only have experience with Virtualbox, so no idea if you need to set something extra before booting.

    #54440
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    skidooskidoo

    Is a detail missing from the OP?
    “booting from hard disk…”

    What follows the ellipsis? Is it a message stating “no bootable device” ?
    If so, a startpage.com websearch
    gnome-boxes “booting from hard disk” “no bootable device”
    finds a recurring suggestion to “change somethingsomething (virt-manager?) storage type settings, from RAW to qcow

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    When requesting help, pasting the output from inxi -Fzr command will provide important relevant details:
    antiX version//edition ~~ stable vs testing repos ~~ live vs installed vs virtualbox ~~ hardware specs

    #54445
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    Avatarjust_tryin2

    It does not say anyting after “booting from Hard Disk…” It just hangs.

    It says:

    SeaBIOS (version 1.14.0-2)

    iPXE (http://ipxe.org) 00:03.0 CA00 PC12.10 PnP [more letters and numbers]

    Booting from Hard Disk…

    #54460
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    skidooskidoo

    my suggestion(s):

    check the gnome-boxes project bugtracker to see if others have encountered same problem. If no one has, you canopen an issue ticket and report it
    https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/gnome-boxes/-/issues

    v——— askaboutit on the boxes irc chat channel
    irc://irc.gnome.org/%23boxes

    If gnome-boxes was preinstalled on your home distro, inquire in their user forums/

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    When requesting help, pasting the output from inxi -Fzr command will provide important relevant details:
    antiX version//edition ~~ stable vs testing repos ~~ live vs installed vs virtualbox ~~ hardware specs

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