I'm trying to install EnOS in a VBOX VM

Intel(R) Core™ i5-8400T CPU @ 1.70GHz, 1704 Mhz, 6 Core(s), 6 Logical Processor(s)

Why don’t you just post the output of the following command:

inxi -Fzxa

From the VM:

  Kernel: 5.17.1-arch1-1 arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 11.2.0
    parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/arch/boot/x86_64/vmlinuz-linux archisobasedir=arch
    archisolabel=EOS_202204 cow_spacesize=10G nouveau.modeset=1
    i915.modeset=1 radeon.modeset=1 nvme_load=yes
  Desktop: Xfce v: 4.16.0 tk: Gtk v: 3.24.29 info: xfce4-panel wm: xfwm
    v: 4.16.1 vt: 1 dm: LightDM v: 1.30.0 Distro: EndeavourOS base: Arch Linux
  Type: Virtualbox System: innotek GmbH product: VirtualBox v: 1.2
    serial: <superuser required> Chassis: Oracle Corporation type: 1
    serial: <superuser required>
  Mobo: Oracle model: VirtualBox v: 1.2 serial: <superuser required>
    BIOS: innotek GmbH v: VirtualBox date: 12/01/2006
  Info: model: Intel Core i5-8400T bits: 64 type: MCP arch: Coffee Lake
    family: 6 model-id: 0x9E (158) stepping: 0xA (10) microcode: N/A
  Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 3 smt: <unsupported> cache: L1: 192 KiB
    desc: d-3x32 KiB; i-3x32 KiB L2: 768 KiB desc: 3x256 KiB L3: 27 MiB
    desc: 3x9 MiB
  Speed (MHz): avg: 1704 min/max: N/A cores: 1: 1704 2: 1704 3: 1704
    bogomips: 10227
  Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3
  Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: VMX unsupported
  Type: l1tf mitigation: PTE Inversion
  Type: mds mitigation: Clear CPU buffers; SMT Host state unknown
  Type: meltdown mitigation: PTI
  Type: spec_store_bypass status: Vulnerable
  Type: spectre_v1
    mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization
  Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Retpolines, STIBP: disabled, RSB filling
  Type: srbds status: Unknown: Dependent on hypervisor status
  Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected
  Device-1: VMware SVGA II Adapter driver: vmwgfx v: ports:
    active: Virtual-1 empty: Virtual-2, Virtual-3, Virtual-4, Virtual-5,
    Virtual-6, Virtual-7, Virtual-8
    bus-ID: 00:02.0 chip-ID: 15ad:0405 class-ID: 0300
  Display: server: X.Org v: compositor: xfwm v: 4.16.1 driver: X:
    loaded: vmware unloaded: modesetting alternate: fbdev,vesa gpu: vmwgfx
    display-ID: :0.0 screens: 1
  Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1920x975 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 508x257mm (20.00x10.12")
    s-diag: 569mm (22.41")
  Monitor-1: Virtual-1 mapped: Virtual1 res: 1920x975 hz: 60 size: N/A
    modes: max: 1920x975 min: 640x480
  OpenGL: renderer: SVGA3D; build: RELEASE; LLVM; v: 2.1 Mesa 22.0.1
    direct render: Yes
  Device-1: Intel 82801AA AC97 Audio vendor: Dell driver: snd_intel8x0
    v: kernel bus-ID: 00:05.0 chip-ID: 8086:2415 class-ID: 0401
  Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.17.1-arch1-1 running: yes
  Sound Server-2: PulseAudio v: 15.0 running: no
  Sound Server-3: PipeWire v: 0.3.49 running: yes
  Device-1: Intel 82540EM Gigabit Ethernet driver: e1000 v: kernel port: d010
    bus-ID: 00:03.0 chip-ID: 8086:100e class-ID: 0200
  IF: enp0s3 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
  Device-2: Intel 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ACPI type: network bridge
    driver: piix4_smbus v: N/A modules: i2c_piix4 port: N/A bus-ID: 00:07.0
    chip-ID: 8086:7113 class-ID: 0680
  Local Storage: total: 31.67 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%)
  SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
  ID-1: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: VirtualBox model: VBOX HARDDISK
    size: 31.67 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 3.0 Gb/s
    type: N/A serial: <filter> rev: 1.0 scheme: MBR
  ID-1: / raw-size: N/A size: 10 GiB used: 1.7 MiB (0.0%) fs: overlay
    source: ERR-102
  Alert: No swap data was found.
  Message: No sensor data found. Is lm-sensors configured?
  Processes: 168 Uptime: 1m wakeups: 34 Memory: 1.67 GiB
  used: 710.3 MiB (41.6%) Init: systemd v: 250 target: multi-user.target
  tool: systemctl Compilers: gcc: 11.2.0 Packages: pacman: 903 lib: 212
  Shell: Bash v: 5.1.16 running-in: xfce4-terminal inxi: 3.3.14

Ignore the OS and the RAM amount.

Finger-looking-good! :rofl:

Perhaps, if you be nice your dad would chime in some few bucks for a new maxine of your own…?

Personally, I’d recommend a refurbished MacBook Pro. But that view of mine might be heavily contested here, as the majority seems to be running their systems on newer Windoze-Bots… as the linux kernel by now keeps containing 85% (or so) code to supply the latest AMD and Intel machines, which seems a hoot to me (again, personally).

Those old macbooks are just fine, and they can be obtained for little money (starting from around 300 bucks). I still keep using Mac hardware from 2009-2011, completely free of any issues… and the 2015 ones are starting to look promising for any Linuxer on the local market.


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Possible too . . You can change de later .

Bruh, I am telling you, the problem is not in hardware, a weaker PC that I own virtualizes well.

MacBook? I’m sorry, but IMO apple is the most unethical company ever. Not to mention the fact I don’t support the fact that apple reinvented the wheel.

Yes it would be nice if my dad got me a good PC, but the problem is he believes he has to have a better PC than I do when all he does is open chrome, while I virtualize and game.

Also, my dad’s PC is the best in the house, he has a Mac at work.

Oh, that’s a special type of competition then.


But it is the hardware if you only have 4 GB memory and the v-box only allows you to set 2 GB. It’s not enough for the online installer. In general it also may be to little. I have run v-box forever and i have no issues. It also depends on the network. That can also play a factor in how it works. :wink:

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How is that not enough for the installer? If anything that means it’s not enough for the offline installer. I have a fiber connection. It’s simply not possible that an HP2000 Notebook PC (that’s what enos calls it) beats a VM with 2GB ram and an i5. Not possible. Heck minified windwoes 11 isos run with 2gb.

That doesn’t mean that :enos: developers have to write code to accomplish that.

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2GB is not enough for the online installer because it downloads all of the packages and it is running taking up memory during the install using different processes.

All things are possible

Edit: I can justify saying this as i have installed EndeavourOS probably over 500 times. Many of those have been in vm. I also have 32 GB memory on a powerful Ryzen desktop. I myself use 4GB for my vm.


And calamares is sort of a resource hog in terms of the memory it takes and the space it takes up on the iso. On the arm image I can save around 200-300 MB space when removing calamares

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The RAM limitation for the online install is caused by the way we use the installer… it is originally created as an offline installer with the option to install some extra packages online in addition it is something related to VirtualBox also because on real hardware it doe snot need more than 2 GB of RAM to install… But inside VirtualBox, many users complain that it is freezing up when they choose to set only 2GB of RAM for the VM…

maybe i’ll try hacking the vm to add more GBs. No one has told me why the installer window closes randomly. I can’t get past 37%. Edit: Aha! There is a soft limit and a hard limit it seems. It also seems like the sha512 sum is bad. weird. I’ll redownload. The unfunny thing is that I can’t calculate the SHA512 because in the live environment it just Guru Meditates. Windows doesn’t do it in quite the same way. SHA512 all good.

you can look at the installer logs to see exactly what command is being executed when its stalling

Just nuke the windoze and install on bare metal. Your dad might be upset at first, but he’ll thank you later!


DISCLAIMER: there is a small chance this might not transpire according to how I have foreseen it. In that case, you’re on your own.


I decided NOT to nuke the Windwoes install and install enos alongside it. That way, I get my Linux, he gets his windwoes. Sharing is caring ;).


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