How to setup and use the PIE VM
This method allow you to have the PIE environment running in a VM on your computer.
Install Virtual Box.
Download our VirtualBox appliance.
Open VirtualBox and go to
File > Import Appliance and import the file you
When getting to the
Appliance settings page, you may adjust the RAM and CPU
parameters. Be careful to have a least 2048 MB of RAM.
You can then click the
Inside Virtual Box select your newly created virtual machine and click on
In the familiar PXE menu, choose the
Prepare disk entry.
Let it boot, a script will run automatically and your VM will shutdown once its done.
You can now
Start your VM again. You can now use the PXE menu as usual to
Be careful ! You should log with
epita user and no password. Your data is in
/home/epita, this directory is kept between reboot, you will not lose files
each time you stop your VM.
Fifth step (optional)
You can restore your files by using the
afs-restore command in a terminal.
Error: failed to start Switch Root.
You probably didn't start the
Prepare disk image, please do the third step
Black screen after starting the VM
Please ensure you are using VirtualBox 6.1 (you can check in
Help -> About VirtualBox).
Not in a hypervisor partition
You need to enable Vt-x or AMD-V in your BIOS.
Cannot enable nested VT-x/AMD-V without nested-paging
Go to the VM settings window and in the
System page and
Enable nested Vt-x/AMD-V box.