[Freedombox-discuss] Dev: Allowing FM Images to Build themselves?
Hi folks, two things:
1. I'll be in Seattle and available to do stuff the night of 6/7 and
during the day on 6/8. If you're around the area, we should meet
up. Fortune permitting, I'll be at the GSLUG meeting on 6/8 and
happy to talk about FBX stuff.
2. How do we make VM images self-buildable?
If you've taken a look at recent VirtualBox images, you'll know that
they don't include FM itself. That's an oversight (IIRC), but it brings
up a good point: since VirtualBox OSE doesn't support passing through
USB devices to the VM, we can't use a running VirtualBox image to build
a bootable USB stick or microSD card. We can certainly use VBox to
build a new VBox image, but that's no fun.
Any thoughts or patches on how to allow VBox images build physical cards?
I see a few options:
1. Switch to VBox CSE: I'm against that, as I'd rather not have to rely
on each image passing through a proprietary USB driver on its way to
disk. See also, that whole software freedom philosophy thing.
2. Build a USB driver for VBox OSE: That's a lot of work.
3. Switch to QEmu or something similar: Probably the easiest in the
long run, but requires patching FM's ``bin/mk_virtualbox_image``.
I'll look into this in the near future (this weekend?)
Any other ideas?
Thanks for your time,
If you need to get in touch with me, try any of these methods:
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