[SailfishDevel] SDK without VirtualBox

Lucien XU sfietkonstantin at free.fr
Mon Sep 16 10:54:40 UTC 2013

Hello !

It is technically possible to use other virtualization software, but it is not 
supported. The installer checks if VBox is installed because it needs to 
configure VBox to add the new virtual machines.

If you want, you can try with other virtualization softwares, but you have to install 
virtualbox to complete the installation, then remove it and play with the vdis and 

Good luck with it, and if you succeded in using (eg) KVM, please do a blog post 
or a wiki post (assuming SailfishOS.org wiki is writeable, but I'm not sure about 
it anymore) about how you managed to do it.


Le lundi 16 septembre 2013 12:39:56 Pali Rohár a écrit :
> Hello,
> I tried to install SDK on linux, but it show me this error:
> You need a working VirtualBox installation. Please download it 
> from www.virtualbox.org, install it and then rerun this 
> installer.
> Why it is not possible to use any other virtualization software 
> (e.g. KVM)? I think that VirtualBox is needed only for running 
> x86 disk image (where is build env). If this is true, than using 
> any other virtualization tool can be possible. But now installer 
> refuse to do anything if VirtualBox is missing in system (even 
> unpack data from installer).
> -- 
> Pali Rohár
> pali.rohar at gmail.com
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