Rocky Linux 9.0 vs. VirtualBox


I’m running Rocky Linux 8.6 + KDE on my HP workstation. I just wanted to give Rocky Linux 9.0 a spin in VirtualBox, but booting it resulted in the following error message:

Fatal glibc error: CPU does not support x86-64-v2

I wrote the ISO file on a USB stick and tried to boot it directly on my workstation, which went fine.

As far as I understand, the only way I have to test 9.0 as a VM is to use KVM+libvirt and then configure the host CPU as CPU. Or is there a way to make this work with VirtualBox?

VirtualBox install attempt causes [FAIL] FATAL: Detected Missing Required CPU Feature: Carry-less Multiplication (pclmulqdq) (#2161) - Docs - Clear Linux OS Forum hints that it is possible to pass (some?) additional CPU capabilities to guest.

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I gave that a spin, but all I got was a kernel panic. I’ve been playing with the idea to replace VirtualBox with KVM on my workstation, and I guess it’s about time.