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    VBox-Kernel Compile possible?

    I was just wondering if it's possible to compile a kernel within a distro while it's running in VB, I probably would mess something up for sure if it was for real, lol. VB seems like a great way to try this some day if it's possible.

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    Of course... I do it all the time. (I'm never happy with distro kernels lol)

    Great idea to get a taste of it, Zammy. No risk.

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    Should be possible. There's specific options in the kernel configuration for running as a guest OS so it'd have to be POSSIBLE at least.
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    Any suggestions on a distro to try it out on, I saw that Vector Linux is a branch of Slack and it's supposed to be light and fast but I've never messed with it.

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    I tried Vector, but it was several years ago. It was kind of a hybrid distro, with both slackware (BSD style) and redhat (sysvinit) style init scripts. I didn't mind it and I compiled a kernel on it.

    But that was then. It's probably still good but I can't say.

    You might find Fedora difficult for doing your own kernel builds. You would probably want to use their sources and procedures. Doing it my way definitely would not work... at the very least an initrd (initramfs image for booting and loading critical drivers as modules early) is a requirement to even get it off the ground.

    A Slackware install in VirtualBox will work very well.

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