Unable to install Garuda wayfire on vm

I'm trying to install Garuda wayfire in a vm using gnome boxes. It always gets stuck at the line "reached target graphical user interface" and does not progress any further for 10 or 15 minutes. Please provide further guidance.

Hi there, welcome to the forum.
Unfortunately the use of Garuda on Virtual Machines is not officially supported. See first bullet point on Important Notes in our Wiki:

This is not to say, of course, that someone will not offer to help, but it cannot be considered an issue for developers.


Thanks for the reply! I understand that the devs have already specified that running the distro on a virtual machine is not officially supported. I was really hoping to try out garuda's wayfire flavour without having to flash it onto a usb. Can you offer any other alternatives to trying it out? I'm on Garuda kde if that helps.

Use custom.cfg, save ISO on your "harddisk"

menuentry "garuda-cinnamon-linux-zen-220705.iso"  {
    insmod btrfs
    set isofile="/@/live/garuda-cinnamon-linux-zen-220705.iso"
    set dri="free"
    set lang="de_DE"
    set keytable="de"
    set timezone="Europe/Berlin"
    search --no-floppy -f --set=root $isofile
    probe -u $root --set=abc
    set pqr="/dev/disk/by-uuid/$abc"
    loopback loop $isofile
    linux  (loop)/boot/vmlinuz-x86_64  img_dev=$pqr img_loop=$isofile driver=$dri tz=$timezone lang=$lang keytable=$keytable copytoram
    initrd  (loop)/boot/amd_ucode.img (loop)/boot/initramfs-x86_64.img

Change settings to your needs :slight_smile:


Seems it did not work with dracut? :thinking:

Shell dos not work.
My last Test was ~ one year ago on desktop PC.

ls /run/media/sgs/GARUDA_I3_RAPTOR/boot/
dr-xr-xr-x    - sgs 19 Apr 06:42  grub
.r--r--r--  51k sgs 19 Apr 06:41  amd_ucode.img
.r--r--r-- 3,8k sgs 19 Apr 06:41  amd_ucode.LICENSE
.r--r--r-- 113M sgs 19 Apr 06:42  initramfs-x86_64.img
.r--r--r-- 7,1M sgs 19 Apr 06:41  intel_ucode.img
.r--r--r-- 1,7k sgs 19 Apr 06:41  intel_ucode.LICENSE
.r--r--r-- 144k sgs 19 Apr 06:41  memtest
.r--r--r--  18k sgs 19 Apr 06:41  memtest.COPYING
.r--r--r--  13M sgs 19 Apr 06:41  vmlinuz-x86_64

Unfortunately Wayfire will not work in a VM, unless you use GPU Passthrough configuration, which is somethiing you have to figure out by searching around and there is absolutely no guarantee your hardware can support it properly.

SGS's suggestion is extremely interesting, though! :slight_smile:


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