As a newer ChromiumOS (like Neverware Cloudready) can't be installed in a VirtualBox environment, Neverware only provides OVA-Files for VMWare. Sure, VMWare Player is freely available, but i don't want to install another virtualization software to get Cloudready running. The root cause of this problem is the new "Freon" graphics subsystem of ChromiumOS/Cloudready.
A previous version of Cloudready could only be started in Virtualbox using the 32-Bit Image. I have started directly with the 64-Bit image. Download the Image directly from neverware.com and extract the zip file to a location accessible by KVM.
I am not going into correct configuration of virt-manager and KVM, but there are some good tutorials out there (e.g. ubuntuusers wiki in german).
Create a new Virtual Machine in virt-manager
Create a new generic machine and create a new virtual image. Don't use the BIN file as a CD-ROM image (it does not work).
Do some further configuration
At first, switch BIOS to UEFI. You could leave chipset on i440FX, I have not tested Q35 yet.
Then, make the Disk configuration:
Disk 1: 20 GB clean image, SATA
Disk 2: Cloudready RAW image, SATA
Mouse, keyboard: Generic USB
Graphics: VirtIO works best for me
Boot order: Disk 2, then disk 1
Boot CloudReady, then install it. The installer automatically shuts down the VM after installation process.
Before starting the system again, remove SATA Disk 2 (cloudready live image) and change the boot order to SATA disk 1 exclusively. The system should start without issues.
Issues so far:
- Can't set screen resolution