VirtualBox on Silverblue

desktop

#1

I have an oddball requirement to run a VM packaged as a VirtualBox image. Looking at Silverblue it seems this isn’t going to be easy to do in a way that won’t be fighting the system.

I am fairly certain this requires a kernel driver, which as far as I know isn’t supported at all in Silverblue. I am hoping I am wrong, so I continued thinking:

  • As far as I know, there is no flatpak version of this software.
  • It doesn’t seem like this is appropriate to try to run in a container as I will be reinventing flatpak.
  • Finally, my takeaway from conversations at devconf.us was that this isn’t a good candidate for adding via rpm-ostree install as it doesn’t extend the OS and sets me up for big future conflicts.

Is there a good solution here? Should I wait to use Silverblue until after this requirement goes away?


#2

Hey,

we just added some virtualbox support in the Fedora kernel: https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Changes/VirtualBox_Guest_Integration

Is this the driver you need ?


#3

See https://github.com/projectatomic/rpm-ostree/issues/1091 for the DKMS discussion.