If you are considering to use OpenWrt on your wireless router and you don’t want to flash it over and over or you just want to check out this Linux version for embedded devices, you can download the test image for VirtualBox from the project’s homepage and play around there.
To make it work just follow these steps:
- Download the OpenWRT Backfire image for VirtualBox.
- Set the virtual machine with these parameters:
It doesn’t work, it doesn’t boot!!
If it doesn’t work, for example it stays still for a while and end up with the message “Waiting for root device /dev/sda2”, it’s because image works with an IDE disk and VirtualBox adds it as a SATA device by default:
To fix it you must delete this disk from the settings and add it again, but to the IDE controller:
The you will be able to work with your virtualized OpenWrt !!