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# Create a virtual machine (linux, other 2.6 32 bit)
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# Create a virtual machine (linux, other 3.x kernel 64 bit)
## the vm doesn't need a hard drive
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## add a minimal hard drive, 100MB for saving configs, (like an usb stick)
## add a cdrom to the vm that points to the alpine iso you downloaded
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## add a cdrom to the vm that points to the alpine iso you downloaded (alpine-virt x86_64)
## add a floppy (choose new floppy image and give it a file name to create a fake floppy image on your machine)
 
 
# boot into the vm
 
# boot into the vm
 
# press f2 on boot to enter the BIOS  
 
# press f2 on boot to enter the BIOS  
## warning: this can be a real timing trick.  I had to disconnect the cd and floppy and try several times to get into the bios screen before it started trying to network boot
 
 
## change the boot order so that it boots from cd, then hd, then floppy (or whatever - as long as cd is first)
 
## change the boot order so that it boots from cd, then hd, then floppy (or whatever - as long as cd is first)
 
# boot the machine
 
# boot the machine
 
# now run the following commands:
 
# now run the following commands:
## mkfs.vfat /dev/fd0
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## mkfs.vfat /dev/sda
## mount /dev/fd0 /media/floppy (Or try: mount -t vfat /dev/fd0 /media/floppy)
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## mount /dev/sda /media/usb (Or try: mount -t vfat /dev/sda /media/usb)
## setup-alpine
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## grep /dev/sda /proc/mounts >> /etc/fstab
## lbu ci floppy
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## setup-alpine (select no disk, save configs to 'usb')
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## lbu ci usb
  
 
If the VM hangs at the boot prompt, reboot the VM, and when the boot prompt appears again, type "grsec pax_nouderef" and press Enter.  This should allow normal boot-up. <br />
 
If the VM hangs at the boot prompt, reboot the VM, and when the boot prompt appears again, type "grsec pax_nouderef" and press Enter.  This should allow normal boot-up. <br />
  
Now you should be able to reboot and it should retain your settings because they were saved to your floppy.
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Now you should be able to reboot and it should retain your settings because they were saved to your "usb"-disk.
  
 
For VMware Tools support you need to install the package [http://pkgs.alpinelinux.org/package/main/x86/open-vm-tools open-vm-tools].
 
For VMware Tools support you need to install the package [http://pkgs.alpinelinux.org/package/main/x86/open-vm-tools open-vm-tools].
  
 
[[Category:Virtualization]]
 
[[Category:Virtualization]]

Revision as of 11:55, 26 July 2017

  1. Create a virtual machine (linux, other 3.x kernel 64 bit)
    1. add a minimal hard drive, 100MB for saving configs, (like an usb stick)
    2. add a cdrom to the vm that points to the alpine iso you downloaded (alpine-virt x86_64)
  2. boot into the vm
  3. press f2 on boot to enter the BIOS
    1. change the boot order so that it boots from cd, then hd, then floppy (or whatever - as long as cd is first)
  4. boot the machine
  5. now run the following commands:
    1. mkfs.vfat /dev/sda
    2. mount /dev/sda /media/usb (Or try: mount -t vfat /dev/sda /media/usb)
    3. grep /dev/sda /proc/mounts >> /etc/fstab
    4. setup-alpine (select no disk, save configs to 'usb')
    5. lbu ci usb

If the VM hangs at the boot prompt, reboot the VM, and when the boot prompt appears again, type "grsec pax_nouderef" and press Enter. This should allow normal boot-up.

Now you should be able to reboot and it should retain your settings because they were saved to your "usb"-disk.

For VMware Tools support you need to install the package open-vm-tools.