Alpine Linux KVM Graphical Guest
Create guest in
virt-manager. When the VM boots login as root (no password)
setup-alpine and follow the prompts, the defaults are generally fine.
sys as the install style.
Once install is done, reboot (with
reboot command). After rebooting log in as
root with the password you set. Add a regular user:
adduser -g 'Wesley Moore' wmoore
Now you might like to ssh from the host as the newly user.
ip addr will tell
you the IP address of the VM:
Become root with
su. Enable the community repo:
Install window manager and terminal. Here I’ll install Awesome, and xterm:
apk add awesome xterm
Log in as regular user (in the
virt-manager guest view, not ssh) and create
xterm & awesome
And you should see the Awesome desktop.