For newcomers it would be nice to try and learn OpenWrt on VM first.
The problem is that this not so easy to do.
We have an article https://openwrt.org/docs/guide-user/virtualization/virtualbox-vm but for me it seems to complicated. I tried to improve it a little bit so please review my changes https://openwrt.org/docs/guide-user/virtualization/virtualbox-vm?do=revisions
Here is few changes that I did:
- I used combined-ext4 everywhere instead of combined-squashfs. I just thought that ext4 is more easier to deal with.
- But also I copied a short description with differences between them.
- I made some direct links to for downloads.
Things to do:
0. TBH is think that is would be great to make a separate VDI file which is already converted from
img and ready to be used by VBox.
- The network configuration section seems too complicated. On my VM I just made one network adapter with bridge and on VM changed
config interface 'lan' option proto 'dhcp' option ifname 'eth0'
Not sure that I did it correctly but with such config I can ping my VM from host and the VM has an access to host and internet, which I guess is a desirable config for 95% of users.
But as for me this or similar config should be shipped by default because now it's nailed the static IP 192.168.1.1.
It also would be nice to update screenshots because some of them contains LEDE which may confuse newcomers.