How do I get Librem 5 in ISO image format to test on VirtualBox?


Welcome everybody ;

:writing_hand: How do I get Librem 5 in ISO image format to test on VirtualBox ?

☞ For example :
Plasma Mobile OS is available as an ISO image for download on desktop and tested inside VirtualBox.


Hello @gnu_arabic

Take a look in this thread Running the Qemu image,
probably the last part of the thread is in your interest.


Ah okay, I see i migth be dificult to navigate in the thread I have linked,
how ever there is some relevant troubleshooting.

So the short story is to get the lattes “qemu-x86_64.img.xz” build from the build page:

Unpack the raw .img using the tool “unxz”.
unxz qemu-x86_64.img.xz

Then use the “VBoxManage” to convert it into a .vdi which is the format of a hard drive in VirtualBox:
VBoxManage convertdd qemu-x86_64.img pureOS.vdi --format VDI

From VirtualBox mount the .vdi as hard drive for the virtual machine.
I used the graphics controller: VMSVGA (which also is a setting in VirtualBox. )

Note that I needed VirtualBox version 6.0.10 to get it to work, because there have been some bug with Wayland in VirtualBox

How to run the latest Librem5 image on qemu on Macos

Thanks dear for help :slightly_smiling_face: