Trying Redox in a virtual machine

The ISO image is not the prefered way to run Redox in a virtual machine. Currently the ISO image loads the entire hard disk image (including unused space) into memory. In the future, the live disk should be improved so that doesn't happen.

Instead, you want to use the hard disk image, which you can find on the release pages as a .bin.gz file. Download and extract that file.

You can then run it in your prefered emulator; this command will run qemu with various features Redox can use enables:

qemu-system-x86_64 -serial mon:stdio -d cpu_reset -d guest_errors -smp 4 -m 1024 -s -machine q35 -device ich9-intel-hda -device hda-duplex -net nic,model=e1000 -net user -device nec-usb-xhci,id=xhci -device usb-tablet,bus=xhci.0 -enable-kvm -cpu host -drive file=redox_VERSION.bin,format=raw

Change redox_VERSION.bin to the .bin file you just downloaded.

Once the system is fully booted, you will be greeted by the RedoxOS login screen. In order to login, enter the following information:

User = root
password = password