Sculpt EA On VirtualBox

John J. Karcher devuser at ...544...
Fri Mar 2 05:14:48 CET 2018


I have downloaded, built, and begun testing Sculpt EA, following the 
instructions linked to in the 18.02 release notes.  Everything went well 
during the build process.

Since I primarily run everything I do in VirtualBox (and don't have the 
recommended hardware anyway), I created a VM as close to the 
recommendations as possible.  It booted fine from a virtual CD, the 
system came up using the VESA framebuffer driver, the mouse worked, and 
I was able to follow the instructions until I got to the part about 
storage.  Unfortunately, there are no "<device>" nodes under 
"<block_devices>" in "/report/drivers/block_devices".

I have the VM set up with a "SATA" controller and a single virtual 
drive.  Has anyone tried this?  Do you have any hints on how to diagnose 
what is going wrong?

Also, I modified the config to use wired networking (using a virtual 
Intel-based NIC), but I couldn't think of a way to easily test whether 
it is working or not.  (I'm sure I'm missing something obvious here, but 
I appreciate any hints.)

If I can get those two items working, it looks like I'll be in good shape!

   John J. Karcher
   devuser at ...544...

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