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Jamie_Edwards
July 12th, 2012, 06:30 PM
Hi guys,

Is it possible to compile and install the Linux kernel onto either Virtualbox or just run it in Bochs?

The only thing is, I want only the kernel, nothing else, reasons being is because I want to develop my own window manager/desktop UI.

Any ideas?

Sorry if this is completely the wrong place for asking this.

Thanks.

Jamie

Cheesemill
July 13th, 2012, 02:04 PM
You need more than just the kernel, you need the GNU tools amongst other things (a bootloader, a shell etc...) to have a usable system.

The easiest thing for you to do would probably be to install a VM using the mini ISO.
This will give you a system with the absolute mininum packages required for a bootable system.
http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/netboot/precise/

If you don't have a network connection you could also use the alternate install CD to install a minimal CLI system.
http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/releases/12.04/release/

Jamie_Edwards
July 14th, 2012, 01:03 PM
You need more than just the kernel, you need the GNU tools amongst other things (a bootloader, a shell etc...) to have a usable system.

The easiest thing for you to do would probably be to install a VM using the mini ISO.
This will give you a system with the absolute mininum packages required for a bootable system.
http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/netboot/precise/

If you don't have a network connection you could also use the alternate install CD to install a minimal CLI system.
http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/releases/12.04/release/

Thanks, I'll have a look at the first link