How to enable Virtualbox EFI firmware on sculpt
schlatow at ida.ing.tu-bs.de
Fri Feb 22 18:39:09 CET 2019
unfortunately, I was not able to get it working. I'm stuck at an
assertion error and haven't found the time yet to have a deeper look at
what is going wrong.
What I did so far:
- I re-enabled the mNvram initialisation in ConsoleImpl.cpp by removing
the '#if 0'.
- I added the -DVBOX_WITH_EFI to VBOX_CC_OPT.
What I get is an assertion error:
> [runtime -> archlinux -> vbox] Using VMX virtualization extension.[0m
> [runtime -> archlinux -> vbox] EMT-0
> EMT-0 !!Assertion Failed!!
> EMT-0 Expression: page_idx <= GMM_PAGEID_IDX_MASK
> EMT-0 Location : src/virtualbox5/spec/nova/sup.cc(423)
> int SUPR3CallVMMR0Ex(PVMR0, VMCPUID unsigned int, uint64_t,
On Thu, 7 Feb 2019 18:58:01 +0100
Sid Hussmann <sid.hussmann at gapfruit.com> wrote:
> Hi Johannes,
> I'm interested in this setup too. Did you manage to get it to work?
> On 2/6/19 2:00 PM, Johannes Schlatow wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I'd would like to boot my native Linux installation from within
> > Sculpt using Virtualbox. First, let me briefly describe what I have
> > done so far:
> > I created a raw disk image that contains the relevant partitions
> > (ESP, root and home), added the Block devices to the vfs of
> > Virtualbox, and routed the Block sessions to the corresponding
> > part_blk server. I also made the EFI firmware file available to
> > Virtualbox. I created a vbox file and tested it on another Linux
> > system. However, when using this vbox file on sculpt, I noticed
> > that vbox does not respect the '<Firmware type="EFI"/>', i.e.
> > neither my boot manager nor the UEFI shell appears. I had a look in
> > the Genode repository and noticed that there is a vbox patch that
> > removes (ifdef 0) the Nvram initialisation which is supposed to
> > happen if the firmware type is EFI.
> > Thus it appears that EFI support has been 'patched-out' from the
> > virtualbox port. Is this intentional? Are there any major blockers
> > that prevent us from using Virtualbox with some EFI firmware?
> > Cheers
> > Johannes
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