Any success on VM in Parallels?

Has anyone managed to get a functioning Clear Linux Desktop VM on Parallels?

I can only get the CLI to function :neutral_face:

We’d need some engineering work to make that happen, and it’s not high on our list right now. The best recommendation for a Mac would be to run Clear Linux in Virtualbox.

Thanks the reply, I’ll try virtual box again but Clear Linux ran painfully slow on it. I’ll try with latest live desktop image see if any different.

I gave up on Parallels for CL as I could not find a solution. I did find that VMware Fusion 8 and 11 will work (probably other versions but untested). You need to create an empty VM and make an edit by hand to the .vmx file, before attempting the installation.

Add these lines:
mks.enableMTLRenderer = “0”
mks.enableGLRenderer = “1”
mks.gl.allowBlacklistedDrivers = “TRUE”

For mouse grabbing/ungrabbing add these lines:
mouse.vusb.enable = “TRUE”
mouse.vusb.useBasicMouse = “FALSE”

“Parallels Tools” (at the time of writing) still doesn’t support kernel v5, which is a little frustrating…

I’ve had success in patching the prltools source code to run on kernel v5.
A simpler solution is to run the LTS (4.19) kernel until v5 is officially supported by Parallels:

  • Install Clear Linux with the latest LTS kernel
  • Remove any v5 kernels that are installed
  • Install prltools:
$ sudo swupd bundle-add kernel-lts-dkms devpkg-elfutils
-- Parallels Desktop VM menu: Actions->Install Parallels Tools
$ sudo mount /dev/sr0 /mnt
$ sudo /mnt/install
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