Installing guest RHEL 8.4 in Parallels on M1: is it even possible?

Discussion in 'Linux Guest OS Discussion' started by GjorgiV, Jun 2, 2021.

  1. GjorgiV

    GjorgiV Bit Poster

    I am aware that with Parallels on M1, you'd now need an ARM-compatible Linux images to install as guests. I don't see RHEL 8.4 offered in the list of new Parallels-blessed Linux images that will install as guests on M1 hosts.
    Has anyone tried installing RHEL 8.4 (or RHEL 8 in general) as a guest on an M1 host, did it work and what specific image should one download and install from?
  2. JohnM111

    JohnM111 Bit Poster

    I am also facing the same issue not able to install in M1.
    Last edited by a moderator: Jul 2, 2021
  3. CodrutP1

    CodrutP1 Bit Poster

    I can run Oracle Linux 8.4 in a Docker container. If they made the kernel work I wonder what's keeping Parallels?
  4. never_released

    never_released Bit Poster


    For the kernel, it won't run, ever. (for regular RHEL7/8 and derivatives) Those have their kernel built targeting a 64KB granule size. M1's MMU supports 4KB or 16GB granules, but not 64KB.
  5. CodrutP1

    CodrutP1 Bit Poster

    Cannot the kernel be recompiled? Also, what is with kernel 5.13 which supposedly introduced support for M1? Can we expect RH 8.5 to boot in Parallels?
    Please someone explain.

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